COMMENT: Spring - Fall 2018
By Harley Shaiken | Commenting on the Spring - Fall 2018 edition of the Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies.
COLOMBIA: Teaching a New Kind of Politics
By Natalia Garbiras-Díaz | Sergio Fajardo is trying to practice a new kind of politics in Colombia, mounting a challenge to the established system.
BRAZIL: An Unfolding Tragedy
By Peter Evans | Looking at the roots and processes leading to the overthrow of Brazil's Rousseff government.
BRAZIL: The Life and Death of the New Republic?
By Elizabeth McKenna | Examining Brazil's "coup in three acts," which ousted Dilma Rousseff and installed Jair Bolsonaro.
CHILE: From Student Movements to Congress
By James Gerardo Lamb | Giorgio Jackson went from student leader to the most popular member of Chile's congress in the blink of an eye.
ARGENTINA: A Consumer Subsidy Trap
By Adan Martinez | Alison Post and Tomás Bril Mascarenhas study how Argentina's subsidies for energy and transportation are constraining policy moving forward.
NICARAGUA: An Endless Search for Truth
By Aryeh Neier | The author reflects on his experience of Nicaragua's 1979 revolution and the photography of Susan Meisalas.
ART: Mirror Images, 1979 and 2018: Nicaragua in the Photography of Susan Meiselas
Art and Text | The photography of Susan Meiselas, from Nicaragua's 1979 revolution and the protests of 2018.
NICARAGUA: Diptychs of Insurrection
By Lesdi Goussen | Berkeley student and Nicaraguan-American Lesdi Goussen on the current state of the country and the Meiselas photos.
VENEZUELA: Teodoro Petkoff (1932–2018)
A Reflection by Harley Shaiken | Teodoro Petkoff, an eminent Venezuelan political critic who passed away in 2018, is remembered.
MEXICO: 1968: Fifty Years Later
An Interview With Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas | Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas reflects on Mexico's tumultuous 1968 after fifty years.
CLIMATE CHANGE: Investigating the New Abnormal
CLAS Student Research | Climate change and its consequences are "the new abnormal." CLAS-supported research looks at two possible effects.
RESEARCH: Making Landfall: Hurricanes and Agriculture
By Katherine Siegel | Berkeley student Katherine Siegel examines the impact of hurricanes on Caribbean agriculture in an era of climate change.
RESEARCH: Frogs in the Frost
By Emma Steigerwald | Changes in glacial melting are affecting frog populations in the Peruvian Andes, in a study by Berkeley student Emma Steigerwald.
ENERGY: Solar Powering Latin America
By Harley Shaiken | On the influence one innovative scientist had in Latin America.
BIOGRAPHY: The Legacy of Stanford Ovshinsky
By Lillian Hoddeson and Peter Garrett | Discussing the life and legacy of scientist and inventor Stan Ovshinsky.