Selected OrganizationsAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science, Latin American & Caribbean Program, http://www.aaas.org/international/lac/index.shtml The AAAS-LAC program works to enhance the public understanding of and appreciation for science and technology (S&T) as a force to promote human welfare in the Latin American and Caribbean region. Contact: Marina Ratchford [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Casa Amiga, http://www.casa-amiga.org/ The only rape and domestic violence crisis center in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. Provides shelter, legal and psychological assistance to victims of violence. Includes statistics on crimes against women, relevant laws, news stories, etc. Contact: Esther Chavez-Cano [email@example.com]
CLACSO-Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales, http://www.clacso.org CLACSO is an international, non-governmental federation of 153 research institutions in the social sciences from 21 Latin American and Caribbean countries. It was founded in 1967 to foster and develop comparative and collaborative research amongst its member institutions. Twenty regional working groups, Junior and Senior Fellowship Contests, Social Observatory of Latin America, Publications.
Commission for Environmental Cooperation--NAFTA, http://cec.org Tri-national organization created by the North American Free Trade Agreement to address environmental issues relating to trade in the hemisphere. The CEC information system provides fulltext documents, books, treaties, in Spanish, English and French. Excellent site for primary source materials on environmental issues in the western hemisphere.
DERECHOS--Human Rights, http://www.derechos.org/ Provides news and legal information on human rights in Latin America. Includes access to independent human rights reports and newsletters and links to many Latin American organizations.
ECLAC/CEPAL: Economic Commission for Latin America, http://www.eclac.cl/ This site provides access to Latin American economic and social statistics, publications, etc.
Frente Zapatista de Liberacion Nacional, http://spin.com.mx/~floresu/FZLN/ The homepage for the Zapatista political organization in Mexico is a good example of how popular groups use the web to promote their cause(s). This is a good source for current and archival news on the military and civil struggle in Chiapas.
Fundacion ACCESO, http://www.acceso.org Acceso is a private non-profit organization for promotion of sustainable development, human rights/civil liberties, women's programs, employment and income generation in Central American countries. Web site provides links to other NGOs in Central America.
FUNREDES--Fundacion Redes y Desarrollo/Networks & Development Dedicated to the dissemination of New Information and Communication Technologies (NICT) in developing countries, especially in Latin America and the Caribbean. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
INFOAMERICAS, http://infoamericas.com A private company providing market research, competitive intelligence and strategic consulting services throughout Latin America through offices in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, and Miami. Of special interest to academic researchers are studies in the Online Library and the Tendencias: Latin American Market Report. Free subscription available online and via email.
Inter-American Development Bank-IADB, http://www.iadb.org The Public Information Center of the Inter-American Development Bank makes available a variety of information on IADB publications and projects, including a directory of personnel, news releases, project documents, frequently asked questions, etc. Information in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French.
Interhemispheric Resource Center (IRC), http://www.zianet.com/irc1/ IRC provides information and analysis on issues of social and economic justice throughout the world and especially in the western hemisphere. The website provides many online publications and databases relating to foreign policy, environment and many other issues. The Border Information and Outreach Service (BIOS) directories provide contact information for hundreds of NGOs and government groups working in the border region.
ISTEC: Iberoamerican Science and Technology Education Consortium, http://www.istec.org/ A consortium based at the University of New Mexico for the sharing of SCI/TECH information betweeen US and Latin American universities. See especially the Liblink Library Initiatives, http://www.istec.org/initiatives/liblink.html and ISTEC Digital Libraries, http://www.istec.org/liblink/digital-libraries.html
National Security Archive, http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/ An independent non-governmental research institute and library located at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The Archive collects and publishes declassified documents acquired through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). This website is excellent in that it provides fulltext primary research documents online. Latin American topics include:
Paulo Freire Institute/Instituto Paulo Freire, http://www.paulofreire.org International organization dedicated to research in the field of education, culture and communication.
SALALM: Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials, http://www.salalm.org SALALM member libraries and individuals have promoted the acquisition of materials in all formats from and about Latin America for more than 45 years. The page provides links to major Latin American library collections, booksellers in the region, and other useful information.
South and Meso American Indian Rights Center (SAIIC)/Abya Yala Net, http://saiic.nativeweb.org/ Sources on indigenous peoples of Mexico, Central and South America. Includes peoples, organizations, periodicals, etc.
United States-Mexico Conflict Resolution Center, New Mexico State University, http://crc.nmsu.edu Provides education, training and services in the area of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) for entities engaged in private commercial trade between the U.S. and México. Contact: Nancy Oretskin at [email@example.com]
Washington Office on Latin America, http://www.wola.org/ WOLA is an independent organization that promotes human rights, democracy, and social and economic justice in Latin America and the Caribbean. The website includes a large selection of research reports and other publications. Contact: [firstname.lastname@example.org]
World Bank, http://www.worldbank.org/ The World Bank provides a wide array of information on Latin American countries: data, research reports, news, etc. Within the World Bank site, is an excellent NGO gateway. The World Bank Resources contains fulltext of many project reports, statistics, newsletters, journals and other publications. See also the World Bank, IMF Joint Library Network (JOLIS), http://jolis.worldbankimflib.org/external.htm for access to more information.