Mar. 28, 2017—Some 300 boxes containing the rarest and earliest portions of the J. León Helguera Collection of Colombiana, which documents centuries of Colombian history, have been acquired by Vanderbilt Libraries.
Oct. 13, 2015—Scholars interested in saving fast-disappearing slave records with digital archiving will gather at Vanderbilt's Jean and Alexander Heard Library Oct. 15-17 to compare notes.
Sep. 30, 2015—Although Granados spent most of her childhood in the U.S., she is acutely aware of the discrimination female soccer players face in her home country. She hopes the recent success of the Colombia women's team at the World Cup will change some minds.
People living in less affluent regions are more environmentally friendly in Latin America, Caribbean
Jul. 6, 2015—More people than surveyors expected think protection of the environment should be a priority in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Jan. 31, 2012—Renowned experts on preservation of African and Afro-descended slave records will gather at Vanderbilt Feb. 2 - 4 to launch the university's new Ecclesiastical and Secular Sources for Slave Societies digital archive and website.
Apr. 22, 2011—Quirky Colombian politician to discuss citizenship culture during talk sponsored by Center for Latin American Studies.
Former captive, global human rights activist Ingrid Betancourt speaks at Vanderbilt University Nov. 16
Nov. 5, 2010—Guerillas belonging to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known as FARC, kidnapped Ingrid Betancourt as she campaigned for the Colombian presidency in 2002. She was held captive six years in Colombia’s rain forest until she was liberated in 2008 with 14 other hostages in a daring rescue staged by the Colombian army. She brings...