Latin America

Legal Experts Discuss Health Care Inequity in Latin America at Harvard Law School Panel

The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School hosted a virtual panel Tuesday discussing the impact of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in addressing health challenges in Latin America.

DRCLAS Panel Explores Changing Abortion Politics in Modern Latin America

Experts discussed changing social, cultural, and political norms on abortion access in Latin America at a virtual panel hosted by Harvard’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies on Tuesday.

Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies Launches Forum to Track Rewriting of Chilean Constitution

The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard launched an academic forum to examine the rewriting and potential adoption of a new constitution in Chile.

Harvard Photo Exhibition Showcases Stark COVID-19 Realities in Latin America

The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies awarded four Latin American photographers and journalists in their open call competition for work about the COVID-19 pandemic.

Scholars Talk COVID-19 Impact on Latin American Minority Groups

Academics discussed the pandemic’s disparate impact on Black and indigenous populations in Brazil and Mexico during a webinar hosted by the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies Tuesday.

Researcher Presents New Poll on Cuban American Political Beliefs at DRCLAS Event

Guillermo J. Grenier, a sociology professor at Florida International University, presented his research on the Republican party’s popularity among Cuban American voters in Miami-Dade County, Fla. during a Friday webinar.

Astronomers Preview Giant Magellan Telescope, Discuss Extraterrestrial Life at DRCLAS Event

Astronomers from across the globe previewed the Giant Magellan Telescope, which is currently under construction at the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile, at Harvard’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies Wednesday evening.

Fifth Annual Brazil Conference Brings Hundreds to Boston

More than 900 attendees flocked to the fifth annual Brazil Conference hosted at Harvard and MIT this weekend featuring Vice President of Brazil Hamilton M. Mourão and former Brazilian president Fernando H. Cardoso, among other high-profile speakers.

Brazil Conference

Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid William R. Fitzsimmons '67 speaks alongside Jorge Paulo Lemann and Larissa Marahão Rocha '17 at the annual Brazil Conference on Saturday.

Latinidad in the Election

Students in Spanish 126: Performing Latinidad process through the yard costumed as a taco truck as a part of a performance piece exploring latinx experiences in the United States. The procession made stops around Harvard Yard for a poetry reading, a coordinated spoken word piece, and other acted performances commenting on anti-latinx discourse in the 2016 presidential election.

Ash Center Fellow Links Democracies in the Americas

In a talk titled “U.S. Policy and the State of Democracy in the Americas,” Peter Quilter addressed current political situations in Latin America and the effects of U.S. involvement in the region.

Nonprofit Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Grammy-Winning Musician

Latin Grammy award-winning pianist Gabriela Montero fused art and politics at a 50th anniversary celebration Monday for Laspau, a Harvard-affiliated nonprofit that promotes higher education in the Americas.

Hispanic Heritage Month

Dozens gather at the "Aquí Estamos" (We are Here) Art Installation unveiling and reception in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month at the Kennedy School Monday evening. According to exhibit materials, the project aims to elevate the voices of Latin American students and staff.

Lorgia H. García Peña

García Peña is a professor of Latino studies, one of the first ever to be hired at Harvard—a role that she describes as both a responsibility and an opportunity for innovation.

Brazilian Billionaire Funds Financial Aid

The Lemann Foundation, a philanthropic organization created by Brazilian billionaire Jorge P. Lemann ’61, will give additional financial aid money to Harvard students from Brazil.

International Affairs Provost and Scholar of China Visits Latin America

​Mark C. Elliott, Harvard’s new Vice Provost for International Affairs, is well known across the University for his scholarship in Chinese history. However, during his first few months in the role, Elliott has spent much time studying Latin America in order to prepare for his visit to Brazil and Peru this past week.

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