Wow, Did this ever make my day! The Culinary Institute of America is getting 35 million dollars to broaden it's Latin American foods program, build a San Antonio campus dedicated to Latin American food and cooking and provide scholarships to people who want to refine their cooking skills and elevate Latin American cooking in the United States to it's right place along with all of the other great cuisines.
Culinary Institute Receives $35 Million - New York Times
Here is the official press release $$$$$
My thanks to Claudia Greco for the tip and Stephan Hengst (CIA's Senior Communications Manager) for the press release.