Rachel.Bierly

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Rachel Bierly
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Rachel Bierly is a senior at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in Linguistics as well as pursuing minors in Spanish, Chinese and a certificate in Latin American Studies. Though her major is Linguistics, her focus lies in Latin American languages, culture, and politics. Rachel spent the summer of 2019 living and conducting research in Manizales, Colombia regarding the process of demobilization, disarmament, and reintegration for ex-guerrilla combatants. When Rachel is not working at Panoramas she enjoys traveling, learning new languages, and rock climbing. She hopes to one day use her experience to defend the rights of minority groups and underrepresented communities in the United States and Latin America.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 16:00 0

Brazil’s former President, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, has been in the media’s spotlight for quite some time. President for two terms, from January 1, 2001 to 2011, he was once one of Brazil’s most...

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 08:00 0

Just days after Rio councilwoman Marielle Franco was assassinated, leftist councilman Paulinho Henrique Dourado was murdered in a similar fashion. Dourado was in his car when he was shot multiple...

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 08:00 0

On March 14th, 2018, one of Brazil’s strongest voices in the fight for equal rights was assassinated in her car along with her driver on the way home from an event to empower young...

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 08:00 0

As a majority Catholic country, abortion in Argentina has always been a sensitive topic. Illegal except for in a few cases, the Human Rights Watch estimates that nearly 500,000 abortions occur in...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 20:15 0

As Venezuela faces an economic crisis that has left the nation’s citizens in abhorrent conditions, without access to necessities such as food and medicine, Venezuelans are fleeing to neighboring...

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 15:00 0

For over 50 years, Colombia has been riddled with violence and corruption. To combat this corruption and a lack of representation, idealists form guerrilla groups fight for their...

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 15:15 0

The Ejército de Liberación Nacional (National Liberation Army), or ELN as it is more commonly known, is one of Colombia’s two main leftist guerilla groups, and the last of the country’s three main...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 14:45 0

 

            In the wake of the collapsed Venezuelan economy and political uprisings, the Venezuelan constituent assembly has decided to hold new elections by the end of...

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 08:00 0

US Arms in Brazil

            The United States can’t seem to agree on policies surrounding gun control. Regardless of a person’s political party, economic...

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 08:00 0

The Costa Rican presidential elections are quickly approaching, scheduled to be held on February 4th, 2018. The candidate who receives over 40% of the vote will serve as Costa Rica’s...

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