Bolivia

Justice for the slain in Bolivia

HLS Clinic helps families win lawsuit 15 years after Bolivia killings

April 4, 2018

By Liz Mineo for The Harvard Gazette

From a distance of 15 years and more than 3,000 miles, relatives of people killed by Bolivian security forces in 2003 have had their first taste of justice.

A federal court civil jury in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Tuesday found former Bolivian president Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada and his defense minister responsible for extrajudicial killings during a period of civil unrest, and awarded the plaintiffs $10 million in compensatory damages.

Brought by the families of eight of those slain, the lawsuit charged...

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2017 Feb 15

The Last Day of Oppression, and the First Day of the Same: The Politics and Economics of the New Latin American Left

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Jeffery R. Webber, School of Politics and International Relations, Queen Mary University of London

Moderator: Professor Kirsten Weld, Department of History, Harvard University 
 
This talk will explain the political dynamics and conflicts underpinning the contradictory evolution of left-wing governments and social movements in Latin America in the last two decades. Throughout the 2000s, Latin America transformed itself into the leading edge of anti-neoliberal resistance in the world. What...
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2016 Nov 29

Tuesday Seminar Series: "Buying Stability: The Distributive Outcomes of Firm Responses to Risk in the Bolivian Mining Industry"

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Matthew Amengual, Maurice F. Strong Career Development Professor, Assistant Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management

Firms operating in developing countries where institutions are weak must bargain directly with a range of societal actors who can credibly threaten to disrupt economic activity. To prevent opposition, some firms provide public goods and services broadly, while others target benefits towards a few strategically important allies. In countries where states undersupply basic public goods and services, non-state provision plays an important...

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2016 Feb 04

Triangular Traffic on the Interoceanic Road in Peru, Brazil, and Bolivia: From the Andes to the Amazon

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Tozzer Anthropology Building, Room 203, 21 Divinity Ave.

Speaker: Ruth Elizabeth Goldstein, Lecturer of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, and at Stanford University

This event is part of the series The Anthropology of Contemporary Latin America. Sponsored by the Department of Anthropology and the Committee on Degrees in Social Studies. For more information, click...

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2016 Mar 08

Tuesday Seminar Series: "The Treacherous Way Out of the Bolivarian Revolution: A Political Interpretation"

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South S-250, 1730 Cambridge St.

Speakers: Javier Corrales, Dwight W. Morrow 1895 Professor of Political Science, Amherst College; Leonardo Vivas, Lecturer, Global and International Relations Program, Northeastern University

corrales

With an economic crisis of...

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2014 Sep 22

Men in Black: Sovereignty and Private Security in a Bolivian Market

4:15pm

Location: 

Tozzer Anthropology Building Room 203, 21 Divinity Avenue

Andes Initiative / Harvard Anthropology Department 

In la Cancha, Cochabamba, Bolivia’s popular marketplace, two groups of vendors compete for livelihoods. One is legally recognized by the state and thus able to occupy permanent market stalls; the other consists of illegal street vendors forced to move...

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Revista de Harvard

October 16, 2011

La ReVista es una publicación del Centro David Rockefeller para Estudios Latinoamericanos de la Universidad de Harvard que circula tres veces al
año y la última edición está dedicada exclusivamente a Bolivia, con colaboraciones de 33 autores bolivianos. La presentación de esta edición
se realizó en el Hotel Radisson y estuvo a cargo de la periodista norteamericana June Erlick, quien dirigió esta edición.

Source: FlashNUEVE

2014 Mar 31

Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professor Lecture - The Region of Water: Culture, Infrastructure and Landscape in the Guaraní Region: an Ongoing Research Program

6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South S-216, 1730 Cambridge St.

Speaker: Graciela Silvestri, Harvard Graduate School of Design; Universidad Nacional La Plata in Argentina

The talk will present the major lines of an ongoing research project on a territory in South America, the Guaranì Region, a territory that in more than one sense can be defined as aquatic. The omnipresence of water in the region challenges our usual ways of thinking of the world, both culturally and technically.  

Reception to follow.

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2014 Mar 14

Andes Initiative: Author’s Conference: "Conflicto Regional en Bolivia y Perú. Un Análisis Histórico Comparado”

Registration Closed 8:30am to 1:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-216

** Closed session. By invitation only

Participants at this conference will discuss Alberto Vergara’s book manuscript “Conflicto Regional en Bolivia y Perú. Un análisis historico comparado.” The book issued from Vergara’s doctoral dissertation deals with conflicts between centers and regional peripheries within countries. In recent years, many states have witnessed the emergence of territories or regions that challenge their political centers. These disputes range from mere electoral differences to the secession of an indomitable territory. Why do some peripheral...

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