Latin America(n) Matters

a University of Chicago Student Association

LAM Elections: 2013-2014 first year representatives

Given the huge challenges LAM will face this year, we have decided to allow for joint proposals on the first year’s board election, i.e, one or two people can be … Continue reading

October 15, 2013 · 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 · 10 Comments


Emilio Granados Franco Running for President I am Mexican, but I think of myself as Latin American just as equally as I am Mexican. I was born in another continent, … Continue reading

April 16, 2013 · 1 Comment

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

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