SECOLAS is a non-political and non-profit association of individuals interested in Latin America. Its objectives are the promotion of interest in Latin America, scholarly research pertaining to Latin America in all fields, and the increase of friendly contacts among the peoples of the Americas.
SECOLAS holds one annual meeting each spring, at which scholarly papers and other activities are presented, as well as, the business meeting of members. SECOLAS also prints select conference papers once a year in a publication, entitled The Annals, a special issue of its academic journal, entitled The Latin Americanist. The Latin Americanist is published in cooperation with Wiley-Blackwell.
Secolas 2014 Conference Keynote speaker Marcello Canuto, Director of the Middle American Research Institute at Tulane University in New Orleans
Secolas 2013 Banquet , Panama City, Panama