Latin America / Caribbean News

Bartram, Brocklehurst to Critique UN’s Global Goals for Water and Sanitation in New Nature Journal

The United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which aim to “end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity,” include a dedicated goal for water and sanitation. Goal Six calls for UN member states “to ensure access to water and sanitation, for all,” and, like all SDGs, includes both… Read more »

New Study Finds Climate Change Threatens Marine-Protected Areas

New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and collaborators found that most marine life in marine protected areas will not be able to tolerate warming ocean temperatures caused by greenhouse gas emissions. Marine protected areas have been established as havens to protect threatened marine life from the effects of fishing and activities like mineral and oil extraction.

Haley Moser Researches Water and Life in the Galápagos

May 7, 2018

By Haley Moser ’18 Water sloshes rhythmically as I make my way across a farm on San Cristóbal Island in the Galápagos. As I begin my trek up a steep hill, the weight of the five-gallon water bag I’m carrying begins to wear on me. This is my second trip grabbing water today, and I’m… Read more »

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UNC Global Hosts Fourth Annual Naturalization Ceremony for New Citizens

May 2, 2018

On Friday, April 27, 2018, UNC Global hosted its fourth naturalization ceremony to welcome new United States citizens at the FedEx Global Education Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Fifty-nine individuals representing countries from Argentina to Zambia took the oath of allegiance and officially became U.S. citizens.

Global Study Examines Geographic Differences in Prostate Cancer Risk Factors

Prostate cancer incidence rates vary 25-fold worldwide. Identifying biological factors that also vary by region may improve our understanding of prostate cancer risk factors and could inform prevention efforts. To help in these efforts, researchers, led by Emma H. Allott, assistant professor of nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of… Read more »

Achsah Dorsey Researches Iron Deficiency in Peru with James J. Gallagher Dissertation Award

During her initial pre-dissertation fieldwork in Lima, Achsah Dorsey met with a number of women about their primary health concerns. “Every person I spoke to wanted to know more about anemia and its effect on their children,” she said. With support from FPG’s James J. Gallagher Dissertation Award, Dorsey is helping to solve the critical health issue… Read more »

Cecilia Martinez-Gallardo Appointed William Wilson Brown Jr. Distinguished Term Professor in Latin American Studies

April 18, 2018

Born and raised in Mexico City, it’s no surprise that Mexico and its neighboring countries are a primary focus for associate professor of political science Cecilia Martinez-Gallardo. “My family all still lives in Mexico City, so I’m very connected to what’s going on there and the politics of both the city itself and the country.”… Read more »