Latin America / Caribbean News
Resilient is one way to describe Karina Gonzalez Sanchez BSBA ’17, who despite her youth, is already a global citizen. During the summer of 2016, she was making plans complete her studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School in December – a semester ahead of schedule – when her… Read more »
When he was a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, Marty Rosenbluth ’08 heard of immigrants pulled over while out buying milk and deported without seeing their families again, essentially for what he calls “driving while Latino.” Such stories led him to refocus from human rights work to… Read more »
Fourteen high school students listened attentively as University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill anthropologist Gabrielle Vail invited them to examine letters, drawings, photos, diaries, codices, newspapers and other Maya materials from the Southern Historical Collection in Wilson Library. “Start thinking about these materials in terms of ‘how can I tell the story of Maya… Read more »
In a systematic review of the literature, researchers from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill consider whether and how studies of migrants’ health practices and behaviors to date have considered the migrants’ transnationalism as a factor in those practices and behaviors.
For Elizabeth (Betsy) Olson, living an internationalized life was not unusual. Although she grew up in Denver, Colorado, Olson has lived in many places around the world—from spending her college summers in the Philippines, where her father was country director of the Peace Corps, to living in Guatemala and small pueblos in Peru while conducting… Read more »
How will you spend your summer vacation? Karlye Dilts-Stedman, a graduate student in the economics department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will be spending part of hers with the Nobel Laureates in economics. She has been selected to participate in the 6th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences to be held August… Read more »
Ana Dougherty ’17 came to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from Montezuma, New Mexico. She will graduate with highest distinction in May as a double major in global studies (concentrations in Latin America, international politics and social movements) and economics, and a minor in PPE (philosophy, politics and economics). She is a… Read more »
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine researcher Matt Collins will headline the May 18 Science Café at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh. Collins is an OIA Global Health Scholar and an Infectious Diseases Fellow in the lab of Aravinda de Silva, professor of immunology and microbiology at… Read more »
On a warm morning in mid-October, Ecuador’s colorful capital, Quito, buzzes with activity. Throngs of people move through the market in the Mariscal, Yaraví music emanates from cars stuck in traffic, and street vendors sell fragrant salchipapas and empanadas to tourists and locals alike. The equatorial city basks in the abundant sunshine and crisp air of the Andes mountain range.
For many Nicaraguans, a diagnosis of a heart condition such as mitral valve stenosis – a debilitating complication that can be the end result of untreated strep throat – is grim news that offers little in the way of hope. “If patients have the money, they can travel to another country to receive care,” said… Read more »