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Selected Basic Resources for Latin American and Caribbean Studies: News & Analysis

News & Analysis

Access World News

A comprehensive news collection is ideal for exploring issues and events at the local, regional, national and international level. Its diverse source types include print and online-only newspapers, blogs, newswires, journals, broadcast transcripts and videos.


Same-day access to more than 1000 newspapers from the U.S. and more than 80 other countries. Includes a searchable, 60-day archive. Use the drop down menu "Select Title" to see papers organized by country or by language. Limit: 5 MSU users at a time.

Latin America Digital Beat (formerly Latin America Data Base). Albuquerque: University of New Mexico, 1986-2018.

LADB, an online English-language news service, ceased publication of new content at the end of April 2018. A searchable archive of articles dating from 1986 focusing on Mexico (SourceMex), Central America and the Caribbean (NotiCen) and South American (NotiSur) is still available. Strengths are in economic and political news and analysis, including political parties and elections, economic integration, environment, human rights, and governmental and judicial reform.

Latin American Newsletters at
Leading source of political and economic intelligence. MSU affiliates have online access to the Weekly Report and four regional reports:

Andean Group
Brazil and Southern Cone
Caribbean & Central America
Mexico & NAFTA

Latin American Regional Reports. London: Latin American Newsletter, Ltd., 1986-
[Latest issues in Current Periodicals, 2 West, under title "Latin American Regional Report," then by region.]

Andean Group [HC161 .L255]
Brazil and Southern Cone [HC186 .L375]
Caribbean & Central America Report [HC151.A1 L37]
Mexico & NAFTA Report [HC131 .L374]

Brazil [HC161 .L37 1999-July 2003 only]
Southern Cone [HC161 .L256 1999-July 2003 only]

Latin American Weekly Report. London: Latin American Newsletter, Ltd., 1986- .
[F1401 .L25 Latest issues in Current Periodicals, 2 West, alongside the regional reports under the title "Latin American Regional Report."]

Briefings on key developments in Latin America, with the currency advantage of a weekly publication schedule.

Nexis Uni
New interface for LexisNexis Academic. A comprehensive resource for U.S. and international newspaper articles, transcripts and web news worldwide. An important news and business information resource as well. Most Spanish language sources are no longer current.

NACLA Report on the Americas New York, N.Y.: North American Congress on Latin America, 1977-
Offers commentary and analysis of political trends and events in Latin America, especially as related to relations with the United States. Issues for1992 forward, with full-text articles from Sept/Oct 1997. Earlier print issues are available in Main Library Special Collections.

Magazines & more

Informe Académico

Full-text articles from Spanish and Portuguese-language magazines and scholarly journals make this index unique. Search results found in scholarly journals display by default; select magazines [Revistas] to see results found in popular sources.

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