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Spark 001: The Border and Chicanx Texts (Contreras)

This guide was developed for Spring 2024

Latin American Government Sources

Domain/Site Searching

In general, many Latin American countries publish government information online. You can often do a domain search ( or .gov) to search all government websites in Google. 

Here's an example:

Data Sources

Many Latin American countries have set up a Data or Statistics portal. Here is an example from Mexico:


U.S. Government

If you want to find primary sources that show the United States government point of view about its relationship with Mexico, including managing the border, immigrants and wars and other related issues, you should look for the documents created by the Federal Government or States that share a border with Mexico. Below are a series of databases that you can use to find that type of primary source! 

Government of Mexico