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Electoral Institutions and Growth Volatility: Theory and Evidence

Electoral Institutions and Growth Volatility: Theory and Evidence By CIPR Post Doc Sergio Béjar and Bumba Mukherjee International Political Science Review published online 6 June…  read more

Time Horizons Matter (Original Paper) co-authored by CIPR Post Doc, Sergio Béjar

Time horizons matter: the hazard rate of coalition governments and the size of government By Sergio Béjar, Bumba Mukherjee and Will H. Moore Economics of…  read more

Working Documents on the Cuban Economy

Below is a collection of working documents resulting from the international conference, El Caribe en Su Inerción Internacional (Cuba Today and the Road Ahead) held…  read more

CEQ Working Paper No 1: Commitment to Equity (CEQ) Handbook

Commitment to Equity Assessment (CEQ): Estimating the incidence of Social Spending, Subsidies and Taxes Working Paper No. 1 A working document by: Nora Lustig Samuel…  read more

Is Latin America Transforming Itself? Remarks by CIPR Director Ludovico Feoli, Ph.D.

Latin America has recently been in the spotlight for its resiliency in the wake of the financial crisis and progress in the reduction of poverty…  read more

Working Document: Political Representation in Central America

Political Representation in Central America, a working document by current Stone Center Post-Doc Annabella España-Nájera, Tulane University New Orleans and former CIPR Post-Doc Mar Martínez…  read more

Taylor-Robinson, Ura paper

June 3-4, 2010 Read the paper by Michelle M. Taylor-Robinson and Joseph Ura “From strengthening institutions to a coup: Explaining the ouster of President Zelaya…  read more

Mary Clark Paper on Social Security Reform in Costa Rica

Occasional Paper by Dr. Mary Clark (Tulane, Department of Political Science) written under CIPR sponsorship: The Recentralization of the CCSS in Costa Rica Read about…  read more

Paolo Spadoni on Failed Sanctions: Transnational Players and the U.S. Embargo against Cuba

May 13th, 2009 Please read the introduction and the conclusion of his forthcoming book here: Failed Sanctions: Transnational Players and the U.S. Embargo against Cuba.…  read more

Paolo Spadoni on The Current Situation of Foreign Investment in Cuba / 2004

April 21st, 2009 Please read Paolo Spadoni‘€™s article on The Current Situation of Foreign Investment in Cuba 2004  read more

Arturo Sotomayor Co-Authors The Report on Growth and Responsibility

January 27th, 2009 Arturo Sotomayor writes on Mexico in Konrad Adenauer Foundation‘€™s Report on Growth and Responsibility.  read more

Paolo Spadoni on The U.S. Financial Flows in the Cuban Economy

November 12th, 2008 Check on Paolo Spadoni‘€™s article on The U.S. Financial Flows in the Cuban Economy  read more

Paolo Spadoni on The U.S. Congress and the Cuban Embargo

September 25th, 2008 Please read Paolo Spadoni‘€™s article on The U.S. Congress and the Cuban Embargo  read more

Woodrow Wilson Center Report on Cuba/Neighbors

March 2009 Woodrow Wilson Center‘€™s Report on Cuba and its Neighbors: The Challenges of Change  read more

"U.S.-Latin America Relations: A New Direction for a New Reality" from the Council on Foreign Relations

May 19th, 2008 The Council on Foreign Relations has released a new report produced by an independent task force chaired by Charlene Barshefsky, Senior International…  read more

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Latin American Writers Series: Alberto Barrera Tyszka

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Ecuadorian writer and Tulane Visiting Scholar Gabriela Alemán interviews Venezuelan writer Alberto Barrera Tyszka about his life, interests, and influences. Their discussion will be followed by an open Q&A and an informal reception. This event will be held in Spanish.

About the Latin American Writers Series

This series brings together Latin America’s most representative creative voices and the editorial entrepreneurs that publish them. By way of interviews conducted by renowned Ecuadorian writer Gabriela Alemán and presentations of various editorial missions, the guests will shed light on a literary world shaped by the contemporary issues of the continent. Moving forward, their conversations will comprise the centerpiece of a digital archive that introduces their ideas to a global audience.

Este serie reúne a los autores más representativos de la escritura continental y los editores que los publican. A través de entrevistas con la reconocida escritora ecuatoriana Gabriela Alemán y presentaciones de proyectos editoriales, los invitados explorarán los vínculos entre el mundo literario y la realidad continental. Sus conversaciones se convertirán después en el eje de un archivo digital que busca llevar estas ideas a un público global.

About the Author

Born in Caracas, Alberto Barrera Tyszka has published over a dozen works of poetry, short story, chronicle, novel, and biography. His most recent publications include the novels Patria o Muerte (2015) and Rating (2011), the poetic anthology La inquietud (2013), the collection of chronicles Un país a la semana (2013), and the short story collection Crímenes (2009). In 2005, he collaborated with Cristina Marcano to write the definitive biography of Hugo Chávez, Hugo Chávez sin uniforme: una historia personal (2005). Patria o muerte won the 2015 Premio Tusquets de Novela, and his novel La enfermedad, translated into English as The Sickness (2010), received the 2006 Herralde Award. Barrera also writes for television and has scripted soap operas for Venezuelan, Mexican, Colombian, and Argentinian networks.