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Agriculture and gender in the Colombian peace agreement

Law professor Helena Alviar argued that the second peace agreement concluded between the government of Colombia and the Fuerzas Armadas Revolutionarias de Colombia (FARC) had limited redistributive agrarian policies and gender equity gains.

A look into the life of a famed Brazilian psychiatrist

Brazilian director Roberto Berliner attended a screening and discussion of his most recent film, "Nise: O Coração de Loucura," which tells the story of the revolutionary female psychiatrist Nise da Silveira.

UCLA Lemann Fellow Veriene Melo Conducts Research on Youth in Rio's Favelas

SSCE doctoral student and Stanford researcher studies initiative to improve pathways for youth in poverty and violence-stricken communities.

Conference on Race, Indigeneity, & Settler Colonialism.

Conference will consider the similarities that connect the histories and displacements of indigenous populations around the world.

Trump's pursuit of wall sparks angry reaction in Mexico

Jan. 27, 2017. Interviewed by Australia's SBS, Kevin Terraciano, director of the Latin American Institute, said, “Most Mexicans feel insulted that he is scapegoating Mexicans and Mexican American immigrants – that he has blamed them for U.S. problems.”

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