Category Archives: Berkeley Student

La región no tan transparente

Where the Air Is Not so Clear By Jimmy Mahady The people of Mexico City are used to watching the mountains surrounding the city fade into the smoggy afternoons. The snow-capped volcanoes give way to a grey haze that envelops … Continue reading

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Unraveling the Development and Evolution of Transparency in Butterflies

By Aaron Pomerantz How does an animal become invisible? Enter the paradox of the glasswing butterfly. As the name implies, these butterflies have transparent parts of their wings, engendering a common notion that they are “invisible” to avoid predators. However, … Continue reading

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Concentration Camps in Northeast Brazil: 1915/1932

By Laura Belik The concentration camps in Northeast Brazil hold what one might call hidden histories. Built between 1915 and 1932, the camps were perceived as a form of aid towards groups who were migrating from inland Brazil to Fortaleza … Continue reading

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Climate Threats and Opportunities in Aguascalientes, Mexico

Student Research Series:                                                                            … Continue reading

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Corra pro Abraço: A Harm Reduction Approach to Challenging the Punitive and Racialized Management of Poverty in Brazil

By Maria-Fátima Santos  A Pioneering Harm Reduction Program in Bahia State Entirely coordinated by Black women since its inception in 2013, Corra Pro Abraço (Corra) is one of the first state-funded harm reduction programs in Brazil. Literally translating as “Run to … Continue reading

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Desafíos del nuevo gobierno en Colombia

Por Daniel Payares Montoya Read this entry in English here. El ocho de agosto inició el período de gobierno del presidente Iván Duque, quien tendrá que liderar a Colombia en los próximos cuatro años en medio de un ambiente político … Continue reading

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Challenges for Colombia’s New Government

By Daniel Payares Montoya August 8th marked the beginning of the term of President Iván Duque, who will lead Colombia for the next four years. This comes amid a political environment characterized by increasing polarization and a slow economic recovery … Continue reading

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Invisible Imprints of Glacial Melt

By Emma Steigerwald “When I was a child and the rain did not come,” adults sometimes told us, “my mother had me carry a frog far from the water, so that its distressed song would call the rain”. “Make sure … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Collectivity of Violence in Honduras

By Franklin Moreno I returned not too long ago from Honduras after the catrachos went to the polling stations for the national elections on November 26 and the firestorm of allegations of fraud and voting irregularities made by the political opposition … Continue reading

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Brazil’s Electoral Reform: The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same

By Liz McKenna November 4, 2017 This article was originally published in Portuguese by Nexo. In the stream of sensationalist stories coming out of Brazil, electoral reform seems among the least newsworthy. The updated rules of the political game, however, … Continue reading

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