By Harley Shaiken | The CLAS Chair highlights the Fall 2015 issue of the Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies’ analysis on the status of US-Cuba relations, Guadalupe Rivera’s reflections on the life of her father Diego, and the future of a post-neoliberal Latin America.
By Valerie Wirtschafter and Julia Sweig | Cuba experts discuss the negotiations that led to the historic détente with Cuba and what to expect moving forward after Obama and Castro leave office.
By James Gerardo Lamb | Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Charles Ferguson explains the dire threat that Latin America and the world face as a result of climate change and the options available to avoid ecological catastrophe.
By Manuel Castells and Fernando Calderón | What’s next for Latin America after the Washington Consensus? Political scientists Manuel Castells and Fernando Calderón analyze the development model currently evolving in the continent as the region undergoes an economic and political transition.
By Elizabeth McKenna | After several years of economic boom and being seen as a rising power, Brazil is now in the midst of a severe political and economic meltdown. Elizabeth McKenna examines how this happened.
By Marian Schlotterbeck | Half a century after its founding, Chile’s Movement of the Revolutionary Left (MIR) is still not widely understood. Historian Marian Schlotterbeck shares personal stories she encountered from former MIR members.
By Carlos Schmidt Padilla | Clientelism is a political reality in much of Latin America. Political scientist Thad Dunning examines its modus operandi in Latin America and beyond.
By Rebecca Bodenheimer | Despite the image of a united Cuban society presented by the ruling Communist Party, ethnomusicologist Rebecca Bodenheimer reveals the deep divisions, including a marked regionalism, that shape political and personal relations on the island.
By Helke Enkerlin-Madero | Professor Sergio Aguayo places the conversation on organized crime within a larger geopolitical frame, examining the history of the drug trade and looking towards its future in Latin America.
By Levi Bridges | “Rape on the Night Shift” explores the hidden truth of the abuse and sexual violence that immigrant women in the janitorial industry face in the workplace.
By Claudia Bernardi | Argentine artist Claudia Bernardi shares how the traumatic experiences faced by children fleeing violence in Mexico and Central America can tell their story through art they themselves create.
By Margaret Hellweg | A member of a research team funded by a CLAS/CONICYT grant shares the team's findings on earthquake prevention technology in Chile and California.