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Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 10:00

Last week, Argentina’s president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner faced a general strike from some of the largest unions of the country. Most businesses and services throughout the country were closed including transportation, hospitals, schools, and restaurants.1 With many taxi and bus drivers on strike, those who did not participate could not go to work for the day....

Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 10:00

La pintura indígena amazónica peruana (bora y huitoto) como estrategia de agencia 

Este breve ensayo tiene como fin explicar, por un lado, lo que implicó el desarrollo de un proyecto que fue avalado y financiado por el Center for Latin American Studies (en adelante, CLAS) llamado “Displacement, Art, and Survival: A Peruvian Amazonian Case...

Friday, April 18, 2014 - 10:00

Below is an abstract for a paper presented at the 2014 Latin American Social and Public Policy Conference held at the University of Pittsburgh. Click here for a link to the PDF of the full article.


News and Politics

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 10:00

In Mexico, the lime has long stood as a staple of popular food and culture. It is used by most Mexicans in everyday cooking and drinks but lately many have been forced to reduce their consumption. Lime prices have skyrocketed due to shortages, and on average have doubled every month this year.1 Various factors such as climate change, citrus diseases, and the on-going...

Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 10:00

Venezuelans remain restless as political chaos affects their country and groups have been divided into supporters of President Nicolás Maduro and the opposition. La Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV) has become a microcosm for the nation’s situation as student groups confront one another within the university's walls.


Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 13:00

In the largest city in South America, more than 8,000 families are living in temporary tents consisting of plastic sheets and timber.



Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 14:00

The sudden passing of Eduardo Coutinho, arguably Brazil’s finest documentarian, has left many of us feeling out of sorts. This is in part due to the circumstances of his death. It is an unwelcome turn of fate that a filmmaker known for his understated dramaturgy and rare gift for empathetic...

Northern South America

Monday, February 24, 2014 - 11:00

On February 12th Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez called on opponents of the socialist Venezuelan government to take to the streets and support student groups that had been protesting the overwhelming problem of violent crime in Tachira State the week before. Ever since...

Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 11:00

What started out as a relatively calm student protest in Venezuela on the afternoon of February 12th turned into a day of grieving for three Venezuelan families whose loved ones perished in an effort to affect change in light of the continuous corruption that marks the fabric of the...

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