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Latin American Databank blog

March 25, 2015

The Latin American Databank features a collection of roughly 1500 studies from South American, Central American, and Caribbean countries, as well as Mexico and Puerto Rico. Data from these diverse regions has been archived by the LAD since the late 1980s in a joint project with the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Connecticut. Surveys from the 1950s to the present day are included in the archive. Each country has its own featured page, highlighting the major topics in the surveys. The studies cover a wide range of subjects. Read about political issues, foreign policy, family planning, economics, and many other regionally specific subjects. What did Rio de Janeiro residents think about the Vietnam war? How did Panamanians view American presence in their country in the 1990s? What level of political cynicism did Venezuelans exhibit in the 1970s? These questions and thousands more can be explored in the Latin American Databank.