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The Origins of Narcotrafficking' Deconstructs Histories of the Colombian and Mexican Illegal Drug Industries

November 18, 2017

For decades, stories of drug trafficking and violence associated with illegal drug industries have influenced the international public perception of both Colombia and Mexico. On November 17, 2017, two leading policy analysts and historians, Lina Britto and Froylán Enciso, who center their research on Colombia and Mexico, respectively, convened at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies to consider the longer histories of the two countries that paved the way for the emergence of booming drug industries. With a focus on regional conditions, Britto and Enciso discussed the...

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ReVista Wins New England Council of Latin American Studies 2017 Multimedia Prize

November 6, 2017

ReVista, the Harvard Review of Latin of Latin America, won the New England Council of Latin American Studies (NECLAS) 2017 Multimedia Prize for its "informative and stimulating reads," according to the organization's official citation. June Carolyn Erlick, editor-in-chief of the magazine, accepted the award at the NECLAS annual meeting held at the University of New Hampshire on November 4. NECLAS is a New England (and upstate New York) regional society of scholars, practicioners, students and interested professionals in Latin American and Latino issues. University of New Hampshire...

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Worldwide Week at Harvard

October 20, 2017

Throughout the week of October 22-28, 2017, Harvard University will host a series of events covering a range of themes that are united in their larger goal of exploring global impact. The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies would like to call special attention to two events: a premiere screening and Q&A with the director of a film titled Los cubanos de Harvard (The Harvard Cubans), and a panel featuring Harvard University President Drew Faust titled "The Future of Cities."

Monday, October 23, 6pm - Los cubanos de Harvard (The Harvard Cubans) Film Screening...

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Harvard announces Inaugural Lecture of the Eduardo Matos Moctezuma Lecture Series

September 27, 2017

Leer este comunicado de prensa en español Harvard University announces the Inaugural Lecture of the Eduardo Matos Moctezuma Lecture Series, to be delivered by its namesake, Professor Eduardo Matos Moctezuma, in Mexico City on October 3rd Mexico City and Cambridge, MA – September 27, 2017.

Harvard University expresses solidarity with the people of Mexico following the earthquake of September 19, and reaffirms its commitment to collaborate alongside the country’s academic community to identify solutions to Mexico’s most pressing problems. As ever, Harvard wholeheartedly supports...

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