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In this issue:

- Sergio Fajardo is teaching his country Colombia a new kind of politics;
- Berkeley scholars Peter Evans and Elizabeth McKenna look at the "legislative coup" in Brazil and its aftermath;
- The photography of Susan Meiselas of crises in Nicaragua in both 1979 and 2018

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CLAS Chair Harley Shaiken comments on the Fall 2018 issue of the Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies.

Sergio Fajardo is trying to practice a new kind of politics in Colombia, mounting a challenge to the established system.

Peter Evans looks at the roots and processes leading to the overthrow of Brazil's Rousseff government.

Elizabeth McKenna examines Brazil's "coup in three acts," which ousted Dilma Rousseff and installed Jair Bolsonaro.

Giorgio Jackson went from student leader to the most popular member of Chile's congress in the blink of an eye.

Alison Post and Tomás Bril Mascarenhas study how Argentina's subsidies for energy and transportation are constraining policy moving forward.

Aryeh Neier reflects on his experience of Nicaragua's 1979 revolution and the photography of Susan Meisalas.

The photography of Susan Meiselas, from Nicaragua's 1979 revolution and the protests of 2018.

Berkeley student and Nicaraguan-American Lesdi Goussen on the current state of the country and the Meiselas photos.

Teodoro Petkoff, an eminent Venezuelan political critic who passed away in 2018, is remembered.

 Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas reflects on Mexico's tumultuous 1968 after fifty years.

Climate change and its consequences are "the new abnormal." CLAS-supported research looks at two possible effects.

Berkeley student Katherine Siegel examines the impact of hurricanes on Caribbean agriculture in an era of climate change.

Changes in glacial melting are affecting frog populations in the Peruvian Andes, in a study by Berkeley student Emma Steigerwald.

CLAS Chair Harley Shaiken on the influence one innovative scientist had in Latin America.

Lillian Hoddeson and Peter Garrett discuss the life and legacy of scientist and inventor Stan Ovshinsky.