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Honduran President Lobo Looks to New Orleans as Model for Rebuilding

September 28th, 2010

September 2010 Find out more about President Lobo’s visit to Tulane University and New Orleans by reading the complete article from The Tulane Hullabaloo here.…  read more

Former President of Costa Rica, Dr. Oscar Arias, Visits Tulane

September 23rd, 2010

Septemer 23, 2010 Tulane University‘€™s Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Center for Inter-American Policy & Research welcomed Dr. Oscar Arias, the former…  read more

Lustig's Inequality Study Cited in "The Economist"

September 15th, 2010

Tulane‘€™s Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics, Nora Lustig, recently published Declining Inequality in Latin America: A Decade of Progress? along with co-editor…  read more

Venezuela's Income Disparity Contrary to Latin American Trends, Lustig's Inequality Study Shows

August 25th, 2010

August 25, 2010 Tulane Professor of Latin American Economics, Nora Lustig along with co-editor Luis F. López-Calva of the recently published Declining Inequality in Latin…  read more

Feoli Op-Ed Published on Costa Rica's

August 11th, 2010

Executive Director of the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research, Ludovico Feoli, recently published an op-ed, “Las Dos Caras de la Moneda,” online at Costa…  read more

Lustig comments on US tax breaks for the wealthy

August 5th, 2010

Read Prof. Nora Lustig’s commentary: Ruling by example: why the US Congress should not extend the tax cuts for the wealthiest 2 percent  read more

CIPR Holds Central American Coloquium

July 26th, 2010

The Central American Colloquium, sponsored by Tulane’s Center for Inter-American Policy and Research was held on June 3rd and 4th in San José, Costa Rica.…  read more

Lustig's Inequality Study Referenced in Financial Times Editorial

July 19th, 2010

Tulane’s Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics, Nora Lustig, recently published Declining Inequality in Latin America: A Decade of Progress? along with co-editor…  read more

Declining Inequality in Latin America (2010): 20% Discount

May 28th, 2010

New from Brookings Institution Press: Declining Inequality in Latin America: A Decade of Progress? Luis F. López-Calva & Nora Lustig, eds. Copublished with the United…  read more

CIPR Hosts the Meetings of Research Network on Inequality and Poverty

April 9th, 2010

NIP Program On April 9, 2010 Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) and Department of Economics of Tulane University hosted the meetings of Research…  read more

Albert Fishlow on "Is Brazil the Country of the Future?"

March 22nd, 2010

The Center for Inter-American Policy and Research, the Department of Economics and the Office of Academic Affairs and Provost were pleased to welcome Albert Fishlow…  read more

Peter Hakim Speaks at Tulane

March 1st, 2010

The Center for Inter-American Policy and Research held meeting with the President of Inter-American Dialogue Peter Hakim at Tulane When: Monday, March 1st, 2010 at…  read more

9th Meeting of the Latin American Economics Roundtable

January 14th, 2010

On Wednesday evening, January 20, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Shotwell Room of the Carnegie Endowment the ninth meeting of the Latin American…  read more

A Conversation with the OAS Secretary General

January 7th, 2010

On January 7th, José Miguel Insulza, the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), held a conversation with students, faculty and other guests…  read more

Jorge Vargas Conducts Workshop with Tulane Faculty

December 3rd, 2009

On December 2, 2009 Jorge Vargas Cullel, Deputy Director State of the Nation Program, Costa Rica spoke on Democratization in Central America. He also ran…  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.