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LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES NEWS

Cuban Writer Yáñez Joins HWS TONIGHT

Award-winning Cuban writer Mirta Yáñez will read from her work on Wednesday, Oct. 8. For more than four decades, Yáñez has been a distinguished participant in Cuban literary cultural and academic scenes. She has won numerous awards for literature and, on four occasions, received the prestigious Critics' Prize in Cuba. The reading will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Sanford Room of the Warren Hunting S...  More >>

Garcia '14: From Honolulu to Harvard

This fall, Ana Garcia '14 began her studies at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Before moving to Cambridge, Mass., she spent her summer in Hawaii as an intern for Minatoishi Architects, Inc. in Honolulu. A double major in architectural studies and Latin American Studies at HWS, Garcia is pursuing a master's in landscape architecture at Harvard with the hope of earning a dual degr...  More >>

Peace Corps Alums Share Experience

Phillip Goldman '10 and Katie Serock '12 have spent the past year leading lives of consequence in Panama as they continue their devoted service to the Peace Corps-an experience both describe as life-changing. With a focus on education, sustainability and restoration, each is serving a specific community for two years with the goal of making a lasting impact on their respective communities. "Join...  More >>

Alums Look to Start Brewing

Victor Pultinas '08 and Jenna LaVita '08 were recently featured in an article in the Finger Lakes Times for their plans to open what "may be the first commercial brewer of an alcoholic beverage in the city of Geneva since before Prohibition," according to the article. It notes, "Pultinas is working hard to get his proper licenses and finish the interior and exterior of 16 Castle St., the location...  More >>

Revolutionary Venezuelan Politics

George Ciccariello-Maher - writer, radical political theorist and Assistant Professor of Political Science at Drexel University - will discuss the popular revolutionary undercurrents of Venezuelan politics on Friday, Nov. 1. Ciccariello-Maher's first book, recently published by Duke University Press (2013), is a history of revolutionary movements in Venezuela, titled "We Created Chávez: A People'...  More >>