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Latin American Fact Sheet

July 11, 2012 Population There are over 50 million people in the U.S. today of Hispanic origin. This is the single largest ethnic group in…  read more

Integration, Competitiveness and Prosperity in the Heartland: Omaha'€™s Hispanic and Business Communities

May 11th, 2010 This is the second in AS/COA‘€™s three-part series of working papers focusing on new gateway cities. Integration, Competitiveness and Prosperity in the…  read more

Prof. Nora Lustig Participates in Latin America Initiative Event

A LATIN AMERICA INITIATIVE Declining Inequality in Latin America: A Decade of Progress? In Declining Inequality in Latin America: A Decade of Progress? (Brookings Press,…  read more

Tulane Libraries & Special Collections

Amistad Research Center, Tilton Hall Manuscripts and book collections that include materials about African roots of Caribbean culture. Koch Botanical Library, Dinwiddie Hall Collections of…  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.