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The Bitter Side of Sweet: Peru’s Nutrition Transition

By Shane Fallon As a 2016 recipient of the Tinker Summer Research Grant from the Center for Latin American Studies, as well as the recipient of UC Berkeley’s Center for Global Public Health Reporting Fellowship, my summer research project took … Continue reading

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Tropical Biology and Ships: Animal Behavior Research with Background Whistles

By Ignacio Escalante I am walking in a tropical rainforest on a small island in central Panama. The sound of my muddy boots mixes with the sounds of raindrops hitting the tree canopy, and toucans singing, and monkeys howling in the … Continue reading

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“Mexit”; o el retorno a la vecidad distante

por Lorenzo Meyer (Click here for English version of this blog) ¿Salida o Expulsión? En 2016, y tras un referéndum, Gran Bretaña votó por salirse de la Unión Europea, el “Brexit”. El 8 de noviembre de ese mismo año, las … Continue reading

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“Mexit,” or the Return to Distant Neighbors

by Lorenzo Meyer Exit or Expulsion? In 2016, and following a referendum, Great Britain voted to leave the European Union: the “Brexit.” On November 8 of that same year, the United States’ presidential elections were won by the candidate of … Continue reading

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Two Mexicos

The Center for Latin American Studies is partnering with the non-profit organization Prospera to create the Innovation for Equality Fellowship. Innovation for Equality is a program that aims to help social entrepreneurs understand the ecosystem in which they are embedded so that … Continue reading

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Undocumented and Unafraid?

By Juan Prieto When I was eight, I crossed the border using my cousin’s papers. In other words, I came to this country pretending to be someone I’m not. Pretending to be someone else did not end there, as I … Continue reading

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Latin America Moves Forward with Renewable Energy

By Steve Weissman You don’t need to convince the farmers in Bolivia’s Altiplano that their climate is changing, as weather patterns and drought become consistently more severe. Glaciers have retreated. Snow pack is short-lived. People living and working in these communities … Continue reading

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Political Crisis in Brazil: What is at Stake for Public Policies?

By Carlos R. S. Milani In 2014, the Workers Party won their fourth consecutive presidential election. Since then, Brazil’s economic crisis has deepened, gradually developing into political turmoil and threatening its 30 year-old democracy. At the origin of this crisis … Continue reading

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Passion and Reason

By Sergio Aguayo Our old understanding with the United States has been shattered. Let’s redesign the relationship by changing attitudes in order to “Mexicanize” – without complexes – our strategy, our policies, and our story. Let’s face it. There has … Continue reading

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Across the Aisle: Berkeley and Michigan Students Discuss the Election

By Sofia Gonzalez-Platas As I walked into the room where the panel was about to take place, I was welcomed by a screen showing the faces of 12 students from Macomb County Community College looking back at us — eager … Continue reading

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