At NMSU the Center for Latin American and Border Studies

  • Supports research on Latin America and U.S.-Mexico border issues
  • Engages in grant proposal writing for projects relating to Latin America and the U.S.-Mexico border
  • Assists the Spanish and Portuguese programs of the Department of Languages and Linguistics
  • Supports the NMSU Library in the acquisition of Latin America related books and journals
  • Conducts outreach workshops on Latin American subjects for public school teachers of history, social studies, and languages
  • Supplements funding for travel by faculty, staff, and students at NMSU to attend conferences, workshops, and seminars
  • Publishes Frontera NorteSur
  • Sponsors a speaker series of scholars engaged in research on Latin America
  • Administers the Charles and Willoughby Nason Foundation Endowment
  • Provides Nason Scholarships for students

Frontera Norte Sur

Frontera NorteSur (FNS) is an on-line, U.S.-Mexico border news source. It publishes daily news stories from Tijuana, Mexicali, Ciudad Juárez/Chihuahua and the Matamoros-Reynosa-Nuevo Laredo area. On a bimonthly basis it provides in-depth stories on different aspects of the border.
FNS emphasizes stories with cross-border themes. Attention is focused on immigration, commerce, environment, transportation, politics, health, security, women’s rights, human rights and infrastructure. Guest articles are solicited from noted experts and scholars. FNS was first published in hard copy beginning in September 1993. The publication went on-line in March 1996. All on-line editions are archived and searchable. FNS can be found at
Go to the site to sign up for a free email subscription to FNS.

Border Studies Curriculum

The Center for Latin American and Border Studies at NMSU has also created a free Border Studies Curriculum for junior high and high school students complete with lesson plans, materials and activities. The class plans fulfill curriculum standards of the National Council of Social Studies.