human rights in cuba
Together with the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, and the Afro-Latin American Research Institute, Harvard University, the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies has issued a statement on human rights in Cuba.
Faculty Spotlight: Marcia Castro
Marcia C. Castro, Andelot Professor of Demography at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, recently published an article, “Spatiotemporal Pattern of Covid-19 in Brazil” in Science Magazine. Castro found that in Brazil—despite a well-established public health care system—"the federal response has been a dangerous combination of inaction and wrongdoing.”
Letter from the Director
"To say that 2020 was a challenge would be an understatement. From a democratic crisis to a global pandemic to a long overdue reckoning with racial inequalities, this past year forced us to look hard at who we are and how we interact as a society."
DRCLAS Podcast: Faculty Voices
Gabriela Soto-Laveaga, Professor of the History of Science and Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico at Harvard University, discusses how food insecurity and the challenges of food distribution in the pandemic have underscored already existing inequities.
Explore Our Work
The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) at Harvard University works to increase the knowledge of the cultures, economies, histories, environment and contemporary affairs of Latin America; foster cooperation and understanding among the peoples of the Americas; and contribute to democracy, social progress and sustainable development throughout the hemisphere.