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Alexis Takoushian
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Alexis Takoushian is a junior at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in Political Science and Spanish Language with a Certificate in Latin American Studies. Last spring she completed the semester-long Brackenridge Fellowship through Pitt’s University Honors College in which she researched foreign intervention in the Venezuelan crisis. During summer 2018, she conducted research surrounding political attitudes of university students in Valladolid, Mexico through Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a degree within the field of international law.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 09:30 0

Venezuela’s years long economic crisis has not slowed down, as the International Monetary Fund projects a 1,000,000% inflation rate by the end of 2018 (Ellsworth). The staggering statistics of...

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 08:30 0

What is TPS?

Discussion about TPS, or temporary protected status, has made recent headlines due to the Trump administration’s persistent hardline policies towards...

Monday, September 3, 2018 - 14:30 0

Brazil, like other Latin American countries, is multifaceted when it comes to LGBT+ rights. As a country bursting with art and culture it provides unique opportunities to showcase queer identity...

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 12:30 0

The Maduro government has staged a plan to help curb the staggering inflation crisis in the country--- by creating a new currency. The idea of implementing a new currency in Venezuela is not new,...

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 11:30 0

Around the world millions of people are exposed, even over-exposed, to messages and social media through the accessibility of their smartphone. Whether they are in a bus, in school, at work, or in...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 15:30 0

Usually developing small-scale infrastructure in rural areas is seen in a positive light, especially when these rural areas are located deep within the Amazon forest in the borders of Peru. That...

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 12:30 0

Debora Diniz is widely known in her homeland of Brazil as an activist, anthropologist, writer, filmmaker, law professor, and a co-founder of ANIS: Institute of Bioethics, an organization dedicated...

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 14:30 0

The Dominican Republic made headlines about it’s beaches this week-- and it wasn’t for it’s miles of pristine tropical white-sand beaches. It was for waves upon waves of trash that had engulfed...

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 14:15 0

On July 6th, Haitians across the country were glued to televisions screens as they cheered on the Brazilian national team in the World Cup match against Belgium. While many Haitians were...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 16:30 0

A Silent Killer

Only two weeks after hurricane Irma caused destruction in Puerto Rico, hurricane Maria ravaged throughout the small island. A Harvard study published in...

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