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Covid-19, Farmworkers and Research

By Johanna K. Schenner The Covid-19 pandemic has demonstrated who the “essential workers” are that keep societies from collapsing. These include nurses, doctors, janitors, food processors, and farmworkers, among others. Another issue to which the pandemic has drawn increased attention … Continue reading

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Brazilian Youth Mobilize in the Streets and through the Digital, during Coronavirus and Beyond

By Alice Taylor Brazil is now a coronavirus epicenter; it recently became the country with the second highest number of cases in the world, after the United States. At the time of writing, the number of confirmed cases surpassed 411,000 … Continue reading

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Argentina en tiempos del Coronavirus

por Martín Caruso Bloeck Ya hace un mes que Alberto Fernández, Presidente de la República Argentina, anunciaba la entrada en vigor del llamado “aislamiento y distanciamiento social obligatorio”, el 20 de marzo. La medida implicó un cambio radical en la … Continue reading

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Understanding Amazonian biodiversity patterns through an economically important palm Oenocarpus bataua

By Giovanna Figueroa Notes from the Field: Student Research in Latin America CLAS awards financial support to graduate students to travel to Latin America for pre-dissertation research. The following is a reflection on one student’s summer fieldwork experience. (For more … Continue reading

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Investigating the link between Drinking Water Quality and Chronic Kidney Disease in Jalisco, Mexico

By Kaitlyn Jackson Notes from the Field: Student Research in Latin America CLAS awards financial support to graduate students to travel to Latin America for pre-dissertation research. The following is a reflection on one student’s summer fieldwork experience. (For more … Continue reading

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Why Bolsonaro backtracked on firing Mandetta

By Carolina Botelho The president’s backtracking was only possible because a considerable part of the Brazilian elite felt threatened. Read this article in Portuguese (Please note: After this article was written, President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil fired his health minister, … Continue reading

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The Treatment and Control of Chronic Disease in Chile

By Claire Boone Notes from the Field: Student Research in Latin America CLAS awards financial support to graduate students to travel to Latin America for pre-dissertation research. The following is a reflection on one student’s summer fieldwork experience. (For more … Continue reading

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Covid-19 in Brazil: Lessons from a period of crisis

By Elize Massard da Fonseca The new coronavirus is one of the most severe global health crises in history. 15 years ago, member countries committed themselves to the World Health Organization (WHO)’s International Health Regulation, which provides harmonized measures for … Continue reading

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Boric: angustia y esperanza en Chile

Por Sofía Barahona y Felipe Vial Article in English El pasado 10 de febrero, el diputado chileno de Convergencia Social, Gabriel Boric, estuvo en Berkeley invitado por el Centro de estudios Latinoamericanos (CLAS, por sus siglas en inglés). Se juntó … Continue reading

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Boric: Anguish and Hope in Chile

By Sofía Barahona and Felipe Vial Artículo en español On February 10, Chilean Deputy Gabriel Boric, of the Social Convergence party, spoke at Berkeley for CLAS. He discussed the social unrest in Chile and described the main agendas of reform … Continue reading

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