COMMENT: Fall 2014
By Harley Shaiken | Highlighting the Fall 2014 issue of the Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies’ coverage of U.S.-Cuba relations, inclusive development and more critical issues facing Latin America.
CUBA: A Way Forward
By Peter Kornbluh | Shedding light on the history behind the radical shift of U.S. – Cuba relations with Director of the Cuba Documentation Project Peter Kornbluh.
BRAZIL: Progress and Pessimism
By Carola Binder | Discussing the successes and daunting challenges facing Latin America’s largest economy with Brazilian economist João Saboia.
INEQUALITY: Inclusive Development and Democracy
By James G. Lamb | Reporting on the third annual Chile-California Conference, which brought together leading academics and development practitioners to weigh in on the social and political consequences of income inequality in the Americas.
INEQUALITY: Unrigging the Game
By Carola Binder| Is inequality really inevitable? Berkeley's Emmanuel Saez and Paul Pierson argue that good public policy is the solution for evening out income distribution.
CHILE: A Taxing Process of Reform
By Juan Pablo Atal | Taking a look at Chile’s changing tax policy and highlights the challenges facing meaningful reform with economist Tasha Fairfield.
CLIMATE: Is Our Carbon Sink Sunk?
By Noelia González | Sounding a dire warning about climate change through scientist Jeffrey Chambers and his research on tree mortality in the Brazilian Amazon.
CENTRAL AMERICA: Migrants or Refugees?
By Angela E. Fillingim | Crossing the U.S.- Mexico border, the number of unaccompanied children reached a crisis level in 2014. A panel of experts discusses the tragic situations in Central America pushing these children north.
CHILE AND CALIFORNIA: The Wine Is the Land
By Adina Merenlender, Miguel Altieri, Olga Barbosa, Andrés Muñoz-Sáez, Carlos Pino, and Houston Wilson | Exploring the impacts of climate change and strategies for the future of vineyards with researchers from UC Berkeley and Chile.
PUBLIC HEALTH: Growing Up Too Fast
By Rose Kagawa | Looking at why girls are beginning puberty earlier than ever before and how this impacts long-term well-being with Public Health's Julianna Deardorff.
PUBLIC HEALTH: Disparities From the Cell to the Street
By Eva Raphael | Describing how urban poverty shapes the public health worries of the future with Dr. Lee Riley.
ARGENTINA: Contending for the Future?
By Eugenia Giraudy | Discussing plans for creating an effective government and confronting rising violence and crime in his country with Argentine congressman Sergio Massa.
THEATER: Performance and Politics
By Martha Herrera-Lasso | Celebrating 50 years of Chicano theater in the United States with the founder of El Teatro Campesino Luis Valdez.
MEXICO: Geography, Ideology, and Revolution
By Claudio Lomnitz | Writing about Mexican anarchist Ricardo Flores Magón and the first transnational grassroots political movement to span the U.S.-Mexican border.
EXCERPT: "The Return of Comrade Ricardo Flores Magón"
By Claudio Lomnitz | Excerpt from the author's book on the Mexican Revolution's transnational support across the U.S. border.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Berkeley in the Andes
Photograph by Kurt Cuffey| Evolving alpine glaciation and topography are the subject of a bi-national research project in the Patagonian Andes.