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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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The Topography of Violence

by Franklin Moreno In approximately two months there will be general elections in Honduras—a country where much of the population live in difficult living conditions. I’ve spoken to youth and adults in the city of San Pedro Sula about the … Continue reading

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Legal Representation for Refugees in Argentina

By Sabrina Vecchioni Granting protection for refugees is a historical and current issue that concerns individual states and the broader international community. In the last two decades, the global displaced population has grown from 33.9 million in 1997 to 65.6 … Continue reading

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History, Education, and “Mapuche Terrorist Conflict” in Chile

by Cristobal Madero and Daniel Cano In August 2015, a telephone rings in the history department of an elite high school in Santiago, Chile. After several unanswered calls, Marcela, one of the history teachers, finally picks up the phone. It … Continue reading

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Doctor Atl’s Olinka

By Alfonso Fierro The story of Doctor Atl’s Olinka is the story of a failure. Olinka was meant to be a city for artists, intellectuals, and scientists – a place where they could work independently and collectively, in a space … Continue reading

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Turning the Devil into an Angel

By Michael Mitchell I came to Tabasco, Mexico with a Fulbright research grant in August 2014 to study the socio-economic impact of small-scale fish farming in rural communities.  Nestled between Chiapas and Campeche, Tabasco shares a southern border with Guatemala … Continue reading

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One Year Post-Temer: A Conservative Shift, the Left Response, and an Uncertain Brazilian Future

June 12, 2017 By Rebecca Tarlau It has been one year since the first female President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, was removed from office and her Vice President, Michel Temer, took power. I have spent most of the past year … Continue reading

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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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