LADB: A Retrospective: Three Decades of Journalism on Latin America and the Caribbean
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After three decades emphasizing journalism on Latin America and the Caribbean on behalf of the UNM LAII, LADB has closed in 2019. To recognize its legacy and impact on the field, Carlos Navarro, long-time LADB editor, speaks on "LADB: A Retrospective".
Beginning in 1986, LADB journalists collected Spanish, Portuguese, and English language source material from Latin America and published weekly bulletins in English, placing events in context and highlight key developments throughout the region. LADB content was made available through academic, commercial, and non-profit libraries worldwide, with users including major research universities, small colleges, multilateral institutions, private corporations, non-profit organizations, and individual researchers and educators.
Regular weekly electronic publications took the form of NotiCen, NotiSur, and SourceMex, which highlighted key news from Central America, South America, and Mexico, respectively. Over time, these publications amassed and developed into a searchable database of over 28,000 pieces drawn from a variety of Latin American news sources and journals.
Navarro, Carlos. "LADB: A Retrospective: Three Decades of Journalism on Latin America and the Caribbean." (2019). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/laii_events/68