Latin America(n) Matters

a University of Chicago Student Association

2nd Latin American Policy Forum: “Facing the Future”

Latin America has many challenges in terms of security, democracy, financial inclusion and social development. To learn about the experience of countries like Dominican Republic, México, Colombia, Venezuela and El … Continue reading

April 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

1ST Latin American Policy Forum

Latin America has become a place where effective and innovative policies have been born. Success stories have positioned countries like Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru in the spotlight of … Continue reading

April 24, 2013 · 11 Comments

democracy against itself

The fact that Hugo Chavez has been so front-line and center lately, and the particularly strong emotions his condition has elicited has made me think about him and some of … Continue reading

January 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

end of year reflection

In the spirit of spending time with family and avoiding thorny topics at the dinner table, I will steer clear of politics as much as possible. Besides, it is the … Continue reading

December 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

a moral perspective on the war on drugs

As the sun set on Felipe Calderon’s presidency the articles assessing the successes and the failures of his term began to appear. Some articles praised his handle of healthcare issues, … Continue reading

December 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Rankings Myth

A grunt of discontent has echoed softly across Latin America due to the recent, and unsurprising, Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Only four Latin American universities figured in the … Continue reading

October 19, 2012 · 2 Comments

IDEAS publishes a series of rankings of papers and academic institutions using metrics such as citations and the number of papers published. I like this methodology because it takes away … Continue reading

May 27, 2012 · Leave a comment
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