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Argentina Fines Private Consultants for "Unofficial" Inflation Estimates

March 16th, 2011

The government of Argentina has fined private consulting firms for publishing their own estimates of inflation. Relying on a law passed in 1983 during the…  read more

"Children of the Sun:" the Landmark Nicaraguan Land Rights Case

March 10th, 2011

On February 8, 2011, the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR), the Law School‘€™s Payson Center for International Development and the Eason Weinmann Center…  read more

Latin American and Caribbean Economics Association (LACEA) Launches Web Forum

February 9th, 2011

Editors of VoxLACEA, the web forum of the Latin American and Caribbean Economics Association, including Tulane University’s Dr. Nora Lustig from the Department of Economics…  read more

Listen Online: Venezuela from the Neutral Ground Symposium

February 4th, 2011

On January 28, 2011, the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR), the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, and the Department of Political Science…  read more

Mixed Bag of Venezuelan Leader's Regime

February 3rd, 2011

Michaela Gibboni newwave@tulane.edu Photo by Jose Ibanez Credit and blame ‘€” Hugo Chávez deserves both. Experts presented their perspectives on the strengths and weaknesses of…  read more

A Not-So-Watery World

January 25th, 2011

Water is often a wasted asset, says climate change researcher Rômulo S.R. Sampaio, and that may send it from abundance to scarcity in the future.…  read more

Podcast & Summary: Water Law in the US & Brazil

January 24th, 2011

Listen to the lecture here. On Friday, January 21, 2011 the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) and the Law School‘€™s Payson Center for…  read more

Brazilian Journal, Folha Universal, features Interview with Tulane Professor of Economics

November 16th, 2010

Renowned Argentine economist and Tulane’s Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics, Dr. Nora Lustig, was featured in an interview with Brazilian journal Folha…  read more

Mitch Seligson: "Citizen Perspectives on Democracy"

November 16th, 2010

Lecture Synopsis and Podcast On November 16, 2010, the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) welcomed Centennial Professor of Political Science and Professor of…  read more

Nora Lustig's Edited Volume on Mexican Economy Released

November 8th, 2010

Professor Nora Lustig’s refereed volume on the Mexican economy, Crecimiento Económico y Equidad (Economic Growth and Equity) has been released. Professor Lustig also recently published…  read more

Michelle Taylor-Robinson Lecture Summary

November 5th, 2010

On November 5, 2010 the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) and the Newcomb College Institute welcomed Texas A&M Associate Professor of political science…  read more

Happiness Around the World Lecture Synopsis

October 29th, 2010

On October 22, 2010 students, faculty, and staff members filled the Stone Center for Latin American Studies Greenleaf Conference room to engage in lively discussion…  read more

CIPR Post-Doc Moira MacKinnon Speaks at NASA

October 15th, 2010

As part of several events closing out National Hispanic Heritage Month at Tulane University, CIPR Post-Doc Moira MacKinnon in coordination with the Stone Center for…  read more

Recent Post-Doc Paolo Spadoni Publishes Book: 'Failed Sanctions: Why the US Embargo against Cuba Could Never Work'

October 8th, 2010

Hot off the press is recent CIPR post-doc Paolo Spadoni’s book Failed Sanctions: Why the US Embargo against Cuba Could Never Work (University Press of…  read more

Tulane @ LASA 2010 - Toronto

September 29th, 2010

The XXIX International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association will be held in Toronto, Canada on October 6-9. Numerous Tulane faculty, staff and graduate…  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.