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Fiscal Incidence, Fiscal Mobility and the Poor- A New Approach

Working Document: Fiscal Incidence, Fiscal Mobility and the Poor- A New Approach by Lustig, Nora and Sean Higgins April 2012 Abstract Taxes and transfers can…  read more

Why the Latin American Region Matters to the U.S.

July 11, 2012 Latin America is a source of cultural, economic, and environmental opportunity for the U.S. Its proximity to the U.S. makes it a…  read more

Through the Lens: Teaching Latin America through Film

In collaboration with Vanderbilt University and Millsaps College, Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies welcomed 22 educators from across the United States to…  read more

Jewish Latin America

This K-12 teacher workshop explored the diversity of the Latin American experience by looking at the impact of Jewish immigrants on the social, economic, political,…  read more

2012 CHC Graduate Fellowships

Applications must be submitted electronically to chc@miami.edu by Wednesday, February 1, 2012. For more information, visit http://www.library.miami.edu/chc/fellowships/chcfellowshipsguidelines.html.  read more

Ecuador's Oil Legacy: Media Skills, Justice & Preservation

As part of the grades 6-12 Curriculum Writing Project sponsored by the Latin American Resource Center (LARC), the Stone Center presents a dynamic, two-part curriculum…  read more

Stone Center Awards and Prizes

Each year since 2001, the Stone Center hosts an annual Awards Ceremony at the end of the Spring Semester. At this Awards Ceremony, the Stone…  read more

Geography & Identity in the Brazilian Amazon

The Stone Center for Latin American Studies’, Latin American Resource Center (LARC) strives to provide the K-12 community with content-rich materials to explore current issues…  read more

Latin America & Outreach Meeting 2010

Latin America & Outreach Meeting 2010 A working meeting sponsored by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Consortium of Latin American Studies…  read more

Introducing the Ancient Maya to the Classroom

This packet introduces students to the ancient Maya calendar system, writing, archaeology, ball game, trade, and more facts about ancient Maya civilization and the techniques…  read more

Exploration of the African Diaspora in the Americas

Introduction The Stone Center for Latin American Studies’ Latin American Resource Center is funded by Title VI of the federal Higher Education Act as a…  read more

Latin American Fact Sheet

July 11, 2012 Population There are over 50 million people in the U.S. today of Hispanic origin. This is the single largest ethnic group in…  read more

Prof. Nora Lustig Participates in Latin America Initiative Event

A LATIN AMERICA INITIATIVE Declining Inequality in Latin America: A Decade of Progress? In Declining Inequality in Latin America: A Decade of Progress? (Brookings Press,…  read more

CCSI Cuban Resource Networks

Organizational Networks in Cuba The Cuban Studies Institute Organizational Network School of Civil Engineering University of Havana School of Arts and Letters School of Architecture…  read more

CCSI Cuban Resources Links

The Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute has compiled a list of web sites that may be useful to researchers and other people interested in Cuba.…  read more

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CIPR Fall Speaker Series

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Please join us Mondays at noon for our Fall speaker Series
Markets, the State, and Democracy in Latin America
October 14, October 21, November 11, and November 18.

In the 2019 fall series, Markets, the State, and Democracy in Latin America, speakers will discuss emerging issues that have surfaced as the result of the opportunities and challenges to democratic governance that markets have brought to the region. Latin America experienced a major influx of investment, particularly in the resource sector, over the past several decades. While this foreign investment helped hasten economic development, it also brought a backlash of resource nationalism and increased calls for redistribution. Moreover, Latin America is now a model in its own right, with other countries in the Global South adopting its state-sponsored development strategies in the resource sector. These presentations will also explore how Latin America is navigating a sea change in geopolitics, with China emerging as a challenger to the United States as the region’s main trade partner and ally.

For more information, check out our Fall Series Poster

Refugee Crises Now: A closer look at the Americas, Syria, and the Rohingya

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The Tulane History department, Jewish Studies program, CELT, and the Altman Program are sponsoring a talk by Jana Mason from UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. Mason will be addressing the refugee crises from various parts of the globe, including Venezuela and Central America.

Graduate Student Writing Group

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Weekly structured writing sessions for Latin Americanist graduate students in all departments. Students, who arrive with a project and a goal, work in communal silence during two 45 minute blocks separated by a 10-minute coffee break. All meetings will be held in the Latin American Library Seminar Room. Co-sponsored by the Stone Center and the Latin American Library.

Latin American Writers Series: Alberto Barrera Tyszka

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Ecuadorian writer and Tulane Visiting Scholar Gabriela Alemán interviews Venezuelan writer Alberto Barrera Tyszka about his life, interests, and influences. Their discussion will be followed by an open Q&A and an informal reception. This event will be held in Spanish.

About the Latin American Writers Series

This series brings together Latin America’s most representative creative voices and the editorial entrepreneurs that publish them. By way of interviews conducted by renowned Ecuadorian writer Gabriela Alemán and presentations of various editorial missions, the guests will shed light on a literary world shaped by the contemporary issues of the continent. Moving forward, their conversations will comprise the centerpiece of a digital archive that introduces their ideas to a global audience.

Este serie reúne a los autores más representativos de la escritura continental y los editores que los publican. A través de entrevistas con la reconocida escritora ecuatoriana Gabriela Alemán y presentaciones de proyectos editoriales, los invitados explorarán los vínculos entre el mundo literario y la realidad continental. Sus conversaciones se convertirán después en el eje de un archivo digital que busca llevar estas ideas a un público global.

About the Author

Born in Caracas, Alberto Barrera Tyszka has published over a dozen works of poetry, short story, chronicle, novel, and biography. His most recent publications include the novels Patria o Muerte (2015) and Rating (2011), the poetic anthology La inquietud (2013), the collection of chronicles Un país a la semana (2013), and the short story collection Crímenes (2009). In 2005, he collaborated with Cristina Marcano to write the definitive biography of Hugo Chávez, Hugo Chávez sin uniforme: una historia personal (2005). Patria o muerte won the 2015 Premio Tusquets de Novela, and his novel La enfermedad, translated into English as The Sickness (2010), received the 2006 Herralde Award. Barrera also writes for television and has scripted soap operas for Venezuelan, Mexican, Colombian, and Argentinian networks.

Pan-American Life in New Orleans: Exhibition Opening and Reception

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Pan-American Life Insurance Group and The Latin American Library at Tulane University cordially invite you to an exhibit opening and reception to unveil the Pan-American Life Insurance Group (PALIG) Collection. The PALIG Collection, generously donated to The Latin American Library, documents the company’s 109 years connecting New Orleans with Latin America. The exhibit will feature photographs, manuscripts, and other materials from the PALIG archives as well as other holdings from the LAL that shed light on the long history of commercial and cultural ties between New Orleans and Latin America.

See the LAL Facebook page for more details and updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/454592075187553/

Bate papo!: Portuguese Conversation Hour

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A weekly hour of Portuguese conversation and tasty treats hosted by Prof. Megwen Loveless. All levels are welcome!

The theme for this semester will be Passion Fruit. So bring your sweet tooth to try this week’s homemade delicacy: Bala de maracujá.