Latin America covers a vast swath of the globe, stretching thousands of miles from north to south. It’s home to some 650 million people living in more than 40 nations and territories, and its history of human habitation dates back 20,000 years.
It would be hard to get all that history, culture and geography in a single small museum. But the brand-new Latin American Cultural Center opens Tuesday, Sept. 20, with an ambitious survey meant to spread the word about those richly diverse lands.
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The Latin American Studies Association (LASA) is the largest professional association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America. With over 13,000 members, over 60% of whom reside outside the United States, LASA is the one association that brings together experts on Latin America from all disciplines and diverse occupational endeavors, across the globe. LASA's mission is to foster intellectual discussion, research, and teaching on Latin America, the Caribbean, and its people throughout the Americas, promote the interests of its diverse membership, and encourage civic engagement through network building and public debate.
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