Category Archives: Berkeley Student

The Quechua Alliance: Promoting and Celebrating Quechua and Andean Culture in the United States

By Ana Lucía Tello Spoken by 8-10 million people in the Andes, Quechua is the most widely spoken indigenous language in the Americas, yet it is still considered endangered. As scholars Kendall King and Nancy Hornberger argue, “data from a … Continue reading

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History and Archaeology among the Ch´ol: Ethnographic Dialogues in Northern Chiapas, Mexico

By Esteban Mirón Marván Archaeologists in the Maya region have exploited the heritage and history of the contemporary indigenous Maya peoples for more than a century. For the last eight decades federal institutions in the Mexican state have monopolized the … Continue reading

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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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