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Latin America

Andrea Flores
Latin America

Andrea Flores

Andrea Flores was elected as the first Latinx president of Harvard’s Undergraduate Council in 2008.

Brazil Conference
College

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.

Brazil Conference
Politics

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.

IOP Forum on Immigration
IOP

Latina Leaders Talk Populism and Immigration at Harvard's IOP

The Institute of Politics hosted former Peruvian PM Beatriz Merino and former California Representative Loretta L. Sanchez for a panel on immigration Tuesday.

Throne of Knowledge
Libraries

Harvard Library Begins to Digitize Cuban Collections

The Library currently contains the largest collection of Cuban monographs in the United States, with materials published on subjects ranging from literature to history.

Health

New Research on Zika Virus Demonstrates Lingering Challenges

School of Public Health professor Marcia C. de Castro presented preliminary research that found that birth rates in Latin America have not fallen since the Zika epidemic.

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College

For Cuban Americans at Harvard, Mixed Feelings After Castro’s Death

Among Harvard’s Cuban-American students and faculty, Castro’s death inspired reactions ranging from jubilation to ambivalence.

Latinidad in the Election
Ethnic or Cultural Groups

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.

Student Life

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.

Music

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
Student Groups

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 Garcia-Peña
Faculty

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.

College

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.

Talking To Elliott
Central Administration

Talking To Elliott

Vice Provost for International Affairs Mark C. Elliott displays a speech he wrote in Portuguese for his recent trip to Brazil and Peru.

Talking To Elliott
Harvard in the World

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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