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LATIN Locations

LATIN 2012
LATIN 2010
LATIN 2008
LATIN 2006
LATIN 2004
LATIN 2002
LATIN 2000
LATIN 1998
LATIN 1995
LATIN 1992



LATIN 2012


Conference Site

LATIN 2012 took place in Arequipa, Peru. Arequipa, founded in 1540, is Peru's second largest urban area, with a population of over 1.1 million. The city is located 1,000 kilometers southeast of Peru's capital, Lima, at 2,235 meters above sea level, and is next to three volcanoes: the still-active Misti and the extinct Chachani and Pichu Pichu. The weather is sunny year-round, warm during the day and cool at night. The average temperature from January to May is approximately 15 degrees Celsius, with a high around 20 degrees Celsius.

Arequipa is an important center of Peruvian arts and culture. Its downtown area, with buildings made of white volcanic rock (sillar) blending native and Spanish styles, is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Arequipa's Main Square (Plaza de Armas) is among Peru's most beautiful, with an impressive cathedral and colonial arcaded buildings full of restaurants and cafés.

A notable attraction near the square is the 400-year old Santa Catalina Monastery, which is like a city within the city. The Monastery will be the location of the LATIN 2012 banquet. Not too far from the bustling downtown area, there are quiet neighborhoods where you can take a pleasant stroll. One of these is Yanahuara, with a charming square and excellent view of the city, the mountains, and the surrounding countryside. Another is San Lazaro, with pedestrian streets and winding alleys. San Lazaro is the location of San Pablo Catholic University (UCSP) where LATIN 2012 will be held. The UCSP campus lies along the Chili River and has a clear view of the Misti volcano. All over the city there are excellent restaurants, where you can sample Arequipa's cuisine, which occupies a special place in Peru's world-renowned gastronomy.


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LATIN 2010


Conference Site

LATIN 2010 took place in Oaxaca, Mexico. Oaxaca is a city located in a valley surrounded by mountains, 500 km south of Mexico City. Not far lay the beautiful beaches of Huatulco and the southern Mexican tropical rain forest. The surrounding mountainous terrain gave raise to a variety of indigenous cultures with their own language and tradition, with the Mixtec and Zapotec culture being the better known. It has a very pleasant climate, characteristic of high altitude tropical sites. The historical center of Oaxaca has been declared by UNESCO to be a "World Heritage Site" because of its colonial architecture. In the surrounding area there are a large number of archaeological sites.

A few blocks north of the zócalo is the magnificent 16th-century monastery and church of Santo Domingo. It is without a doubt one of Mexico's most ornately decorated churches. The austerity of the fa├žade contrasts with the exuberant Baroque of its interior.

There are numerous attractions in the surrounding areas. No trip to Oaxaca is complete without a visit to Monte Albán, one of Mexico's great treasures. Built on a hilltop flattened by the Zapotec Indians over 2,500 years ago, Monte Alban was once a holy city of more than 25,000 inhabitants. The expansive ruins consist of a great central plaza surrounded by buildings, temples, an observatory, ball court and burial tombs. Magnificent stone carvings on vertical stone slabs date to 700b.c. The view from Monte Alban of Oaxaca Valley is spectacular, and the site is appealing to non-archaeological buffs as well.


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LATIN 2008


Conference Site

LATIN 2008 took place in Búzios, at the Hotel Atlantico Búzios. The hotel is set in front of a beautiful bay called Armação dos Búzios.

Located in a peninsula 180km Northeast of Rio de Janeiro, Búzios is a charming old fisherman city. Today Búzios is an international touristic spot. The beauty of the 26 surrounding beaches, the typical and international restaurants, the famous boutiques, the shows, its daring architecture with old clay roof tiles and rustic wood, its famous Rua das Pedras, the sea with its Olympic wind where Brazilian champions practice, its arid nature, reminiscent of the Atlantic Forest... Everything makes of Búzios a special place.


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LATIN 2006


Conference Site

LATIN 2006 took place at the Hotel Villa del Rio in Valdivia. The Hotel is set on the North shore of the Calle Calle river and has beautiful open riverside gardens and Marina.

Situated at the confluence of two navigable rivers, Valdivia is one of the south's most charismatic cities. Nearby Spanish forts at Corral and Niebla are reminders of the city's importance during the colonial era, when it was one of few fortified cities maintained by the Spanish in Mapuche Indian territory; subtle German architecture dates from the late 19th-century influx of European immigrants. The Rio Cruces Nature Sanctuary, a protected wetlands north of the city, is home to a variety of aquatic birds and is a favorite destination for boat trips.


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LATIN 2004


Loct'2004

Conference Site

The conference was held at the Elevage Hotel in the heart of Buenos Aires.

Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina and one of the world's great cities. Its atractions are those of a major cosmipolitan center: architecture, night-life, restaurants, theater, music, and flaneurism.


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LATIN 2002


Loct'2002

Conference Site

The conference was held at the Oasis Hotel, Cancun, Mexico.

Cancun is located off the northeast point of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula directly south of New Orleans, Louisiana, with unparalleled natural attractions: powdery white sand and coral beaches, and turquoise Caribbean waters. The average temperature in April is 26.7 C (80.06 F). There are over two hundred restaurants offering Yucatan specialties, Mexican and international food. It is easy to arrange excursions to important archeological Maya sites such as Chichen-Itza, Tulum, and Coba. There are direct flights and good air connections to many cities in Mexico and abroad.


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LATIN 2000


Conference Site

LATIN 2000 took place at the at the Dunas Hotel in Manantiales, 10 minutes driving from Punta del Este.

Punta del Este is one of South America's top coastal resorts, located one hour East of Montevideo, Uruguay.


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LATIN 1998



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LATIN 1995


Loct'1995

Conference Site

The conference was held at the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (UTFSM), which is located in Valparaíso beside the sea on the boundary with Viña del Mar.

Valparaíso is located 110 kms. west of Santiago, the capital city of Chile. Close to Valparaíso is Viña del Mar, one of the main beach resorts of Chile. Together, they have more than a million inhabitants, being the third largest urban area in the country.

Valparaíso is a picturesque city with houses and cable cars climbing the hills that surround the bay. Valparaíso hosts the National Congress and is one of the two busiest ports in Chile. On the other hand, Viña del Mar, ``the Garden City'', is one of the main turistic attractions in Chile with nice beaches, green areas, a casino, hotels and many restaurants.


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LATIN 1992


Conference Site

LATIN 1992 took place in São Paulo, Brazil, at the campus of the University of São Paulo.


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