The Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies (SECOLAS) 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.