The website on human mortality seeks to disseminate data and literature on human mortality in Latin America, with the objective of providing detailed information for the study of mortality by researchers, students, public managers and others interested in researching trends and advances in mortality in the region. The project is inspired by the Human Mortality Database (www.mortality.org) and is the result of a joint work by Professor B. Piedad Urdinola from the National University of Colombia, Bogotá – Department of Statistics and Professor Bernardo Lanza Queiroz from Cedeplar-UFMG, Belo Horizonte-Brazil, with funding from the American Population Association (www.popassoc.org). Professor Bernardo L. Queiroz also receives financial support from Fapemig as part of the Minas Gerais Researcher Program. Currently, the database slot online contains detailed mortality information for five countries in Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. The information is disaggregated by age, sex, region and cause of death. In addition, there is information on the academic literature on the study of mortality in the same countries.