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Mike Gonzalez mikegonzalez I am Emeritus Professor of Latin American Studies at Glasgow University and currently (Fall 2014) Visiting Professor in the Spanish Department at the University of Pittsburgh. My published work has been in the culture, politics and history of Latin America, most recently Hugo Chávez, socialist for the 21st century (2014) and Arms and the people (2013). I was coeditor with Daniel Balderston and Ana María López of the Routledge Encyclopedia of Contemporary Latin Amderican and Caribbean Cultures. Earlier writing includes Che Guevara and the Cuban Revolution (2006).
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Michael Touchton miketouchton Michael Touchton is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Boise State University. He researches the political economy of governance, investment, and economic development in Latin America. Webpage:
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Matthew Yanek mjy18 Matthew Yanek is a senior Economics and Environmental Studies major at the University of Pittsburgh. He has travelled to Panama and Honduras to promote sustainable development through Pitt’s Global Brigades. This article was written as part of the course “Latin American Economic Development,” a writing seminar offered by Professor Marla Ripoll at the Department of Economics.
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Maria-Aparecida Lopes mlopes I specialize in the history of the Americas during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries focusing on international trade and foreign investments, on the livestock and meat industries of Brazil and Mexico, and on U.S.-Mexico relations. I am currently working on the following projects: a study of the conflicts behind meat industrialization in Mexico City, an analysis of meat consumption patterns in Rio de Janeiro based on spatial distribution patterns of slaughterhouses and butcher shops, and an examination of the north-Atlantic cattle trade from the 1880s to the 1950s.
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Matías Oberlin Moberlin Estudiante de historia de la Universidad de Buenos Aires. Actualmente se encuentra en México terminando sus estudios de grado. Adscrito a las cátedras de Problemas Latinoamericanos Contemporáneos e Historia de América III de la licenciatura en Historia de la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la Universidad de Buenos Aires.
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Monika Dowbor Monika Dowbor Monika Dowbor Ph.D., is a political scientist, researcher at the Brazilian Center of Analysis and Planning (Cebrap) since 2006 and post doctoral student at the Center for Metropolitan Studies since February 2014. Her major theoretical interest includes State and civil society (social movements) interactions in the public policies. Since 2007 she has focused her research on the public health system. In her Ph.D, concluded in 2012, she analyzed the role of Sanitário Movement in the promotion of universal right to health since 1970s until today.
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Marla Ripoll mripoll Marla Ripoll is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Pittsburgh, where she teaches courses on Macroeconomic Theory and Latin American Economic Development. She has published numerous articles in the Journal of Monetary Economics, the International Economic Review, and several others. She is currently conducting research on the economics of health, fertility, and measures of well-being. You can find her work at
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M. Soledad Calvino mscalvino M. Soledad Calvino is a second year graduate student majoring in International Affairs at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at The University of Pittsburgh. She holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Central Florida. She is studying international political economy with a focus on human security.
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Luciana Murari MURARI_LARR Luciana Murari is professor at the School of Humanities and the Graduate Program in History at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Brazil. She has published the books Brasil: Ficção geográfica: Ciência e nacionalidade no país d’Os sertões (2007) and Natureza e cultura no Brasil, 1870–1922 (2009), in addition to many articles in Brazilian and international magazines. Since 2013 Murari has been a productive scholar-researcher of the Brazilian National Research Council (CNPq). Her current research deals with the representation of nature in Brazilian literature and social thought during the period between 1923 and 1945.
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Jami Nelson Nunez nelsonjg Jami Nelson Nunez is a research associate at the One Earth Future Foundation ( Jami received her Ph.D. at the University of Colorado Boulder in political science and her work has appeared in the Latin American Research Review. Her research focuses on challenges associated with service provision for the poor in developing contexts. At OEF, she investigates the challenges of building local governance in fragile and conflict-affected states that capable of delivering key services, such as energy access, clean water, improved sanitation and health services.