Latin America

Access to Justice Information in Latin America
This study on access to judicial information in 10 Latin American countries, carried out by the Due Process of Law Foundation, assesses the principal laws and regulations on access to judicial information in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, Peru, Panama, and Uruguay.
Biblioteca Jurídica Virtual
Created by the Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), this virtual library contains over 35 online, full-text foreign and international journals, including several indexed in IFLP.
Constituciones Latinoamericanas
Current and historical Latin American constitutions.
Digitalia
Hispanic law collection of more than 250 Spanish language ebooks including interdisciplinary resources on topics such immigration law, colonization, and general political science topics from both Spain and Latin America. Publishers include Trotta, Dykinson, Biblioteca Nueva, Prensas de la Universidad de Zaragoza, Pontificia Catolica del Peru, Universidad del Rosario, Argentina, and more. Updated monthly with new titles.
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Documentos Digitalizados del Archivo Histórico de la Policía Nacional de Guatemala
Digitized documents from the Guatemalan National Police Historical Archive (AHPN), discovered in 2005. Timely resource for the study of Guatemalan history and human rights in the region. Topics include Guatemala's armed conflict between 1960 and 1996 and the sexually transmitted disease experiments performed at the behest of the United States government in the 1940s. Includes over 10 million scanned images of documents from the National Police Historical Archive.
Enrique Bolaños Presidential Virtual Library
The first virtual library of its kind in Nicaragua and Central America. Features the most complete collection of primary sources pertaining to the period of Nicaraguan history in the mid-19th century known as The National War (La Guerra Nacional); a collection of documents on the Spanish conquest of Nicaragua, focusing specifically on the period between 1503 and 1550; copies of the 100 magazines of the Revista Conservadora, published in the 1960's; and the collection of the Law Codes of Nicaragua beginning in 1821 (Independence) through 1888.
HAPI Online
Citations to articles on Latin America, Brazil, the Caribbean, the US-Mexico border region, and Latinos in the U.S.; excellent resource for human rights research (some full-text links otherwise check Orbis and Morris for journal titles) - English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German (Yale access only)
Information Exchange Network for Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matter and Extradition
A virtual library which provides legal information related to mutual assistance and extradition for the 34 OAS member states
LANIC
Latin American Network Information Center - a multidisciplinary portal to websites and resources all over Latin America, including a category for legal resources with regional and country-specific links.
LAPOP
The open-access Latin American Public Opinion Project surveys and analyzes citizen views on system support, political tolerance, citizen participation, local government, corruption, and views on authoritarianism have been conducted and are now being archived for many Latin American countries plus Albania, Israel, Madagascar, Canada and the United States; datasets are available for Yale affiliates (Yale access only)
Latin American Collection
Guide to the Latin American Collection at Yale University; the Subject Guides are especially helpful
Latin American Journals and Serials
This is a work-in-progress website that currently contains all the holdings at Yale Law Library and will soon contain the holdings of other law libraries with Latin American collections; this is not a searchable database but merely a list of titles linked to the catalog.
Latin Laws -- Biblioteca Legal Latinoamericana
An invaluable portal to finding recent laws, decrees, and codes from all over Latin America, in the vernacular; also includes a regional section which contains treaties, conventions, reports and useful information for the Latin American region as a whole (requires free registration to view country-specific information).
Latinobarómetro
An annual public opinion survey that involves some 19,000 interviews in 18 Latin American countries, representing more than 400 million inhabitants, focusing on the development of democracy, economies, and societies (Yale access only).
NatLaw World
(National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade)

Provides access to full text of laws and regulations from many Latin American countries, organized by country, and then by subject. Also offers access to many Latin American treaties and agreements, an English/Spanish list of legal terms and phrases, and links to free external sources of related information for Latin American countries and Canada. The entire database, or information on individual countries, may be searched by keywords.

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Political Database of the Americas
Georgetown Center for Latin America Studies - links to government information in countries in the Americas.
SciELO
Scientific Electronic Library Online: Mostly scientific journals with a few but growing number of legal titles; consolidates Iberian and Latin American journals in an open-access, full-text database; searchable in English, Spanish and Portugese, by subject, author, keyword, or browse each journal.