Nicaragua

2019 Apr 30

Tuesday Seminar Series: Resistance and Repression: One Year on from Nicaragua's Civil Uprising

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Kai ThalerHow did Nicaragua's protest movement grow so quickly in 2018, and how has President Daniel Ortega's regime survived the most serious threat yet to its rule? With activists in prison, exiled, or killed, what options remain for the opposition? One year on, we look at...

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2018 Nov 20

Tuesday Seminar Series: Crisis en Nicaragua: Causas y siguientes pasos

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Edmundo Jarquín

Edmundo Jarquín graduated with a law degree and a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Chile. In Nicaragua he taught at the Universidad Centroamericana (UCA) and was one of the founders of UDEL, the democratic opposition movement led by Pedro Joaquín Chamorro against the Somoza dictatorship. He served in the FSLN government as Minister of External Cooperation (1981-84) as well as ambassador to Mexico (1984-88) and later Spain (1988-1990). He was a member of the Nicaraguan National Assembly (1990-1992)...

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Nicaragua

The Beginning of the End for Ortega?

April 26, 2018

Forty years ago, on Jan. 10, 1978, my grandfather, Pedro Joaquín Chamorro, was shot and killed in Nicaragua. He was a journalist and civic leader who opposed the dynastic dictatorship of Nicaragua’s Somoza family. Scholars widely cite his assassination as the trigger of the regime’s popular overthrow. My grandfather has lived on as a national symbol of civil liberties — which is why both as his grandson and as a young historian of the Sandinista...

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2018 Jan 30

Tuesday Seminar Series: From Sandinismo to Orteguismo: the new-look FSLN and authoritarian regression in Nicaragua

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Mateo Jarquín, PhD Candidate, Department of History, Harvard University

Today, most historic Sandinista leaders oppose current president Daniel Ortega. This talk shows how a much-changed FSLN, in alliance with its former ‘counterrevolutionary’ foes in the Church and business elite, has consolidated an authoritarian regime in Nicaragua.

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2015 Nov 03

Tuesday Seminar Series: "Pregnancy and the Forty-year Prison Sentence: Social Movement Outcomes and the Variable Enforcement of Abortion Laws in Nicaragua and El Salvador"

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South S-250, 1730 Cambridge St.

Jocelyn Viterna, Associate Professor of Sociology, Co-Director, Transnational Studies Initiative, Harvard University

jocelyn viterna

Jocelyn Viterna is Associate Professor of Sociology and co-director of the Transnational Studies Initiative at Harvard...

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2015 Apr 15

Juarez & Beyond: Saving Young Lives in Latin America

1:00pm

Location: 

Weil Town Hall, Belfer Center, HKS
Speaker: Enrique Betancourt, Director, Violence/Crime Prevention, Chemonics Int’l
What do we know about urban violence in Latin America? How can we prevent it? Enrique Betancourt, former head of Mexico’s National Center for Crime Prevention, discusses his successful efforts to reduce youth violence in Ciudad Juarez – resulting in a 57% decline in homicides –and his work to replicate the effort through Latin America.
Lunch will be provided.
Sponsored by the HKS Program in...
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2012 Mar 27

ARTS@DRCLAS Event: A Discussion about the Documentary Project "A Family in History"

5:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

A Family in History, a project by Susan Meiselas and Alfred Guzzetti, has two parts: Living at Risk: The Story of a Nicaraguan Family, a 58-minute documentary made in 1984 at the height of the Contra war, and The Barrios Family 25 Years Later, a set of short films about what has happened to the...

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