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Former CIPR Visiting Scholar Quoted on Marketplace

August 16th, 2016

Steve Ellner, Professor at the Universidad de Oriente in Venezuela, and former CIPR Visiting Scholar was quoted on Marketplace Morning Edition about the current crisis…  read more

Dr. Tim Gill publishes piece on Venezuela

July 12th, 2016

Dr. Tim Gill recently had an article published which develops the concept of a ‘world cultural toolkit’, using the Venezuelan government as a case study.…  read more

Dr. Anria publishes two articles on Bolivia and Democracy

July 11th, 2016

Dr. Santiago Anria had two articles published recently. The first offers a new perspective on how party-civil society relations shape parties and their internal politics,…  read more

CEQ publishes a plethora of papers

July 8th, 2016

Two articles were recently published in academic journals by researchers with the Commitment to Equity (CEQ). Sean Higgins and Nora Lustig published ‘€œCan a poverty-reducing…  read more

Campaigns and Voters in a Developing Democracy: Argentina'€™s 2015 Election in Comparative Perspective

June 8th, 2016

Campaigns and Voters in a Developing Democracy: Argentina‘€™s 2015 Election in Comparative Perspective Thursday, May 19th, 2016 and Friday, May 20th, 2016 Organized by Noam…  read more

Tulane at LASA 2016

May 12th, 2016

The XXXIV International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association in New York City will celebrate LASA‘€™s 50th anniversary at which numerous faculty and graduate…  read more

David Smilde featured on Marketplace

April 13th, 2016

David Smilde, sociology professor at Tulane and fellow at the Washington Office on Latin America, and a Stone Center affiliate was interviewed on Marketplace, an…  read more

Nora Lustig interviewed on Inequality trends in Latin America

April 12th, 2016

Edited by Sam Pizzigati of Too Much The nations that make up Latin America have historically displayed precious little of a commitment to equity. Latin…  read more

CIPR Post-Doc publishes Article on Obama'€™s trip to Latin America

March 3rd, 2016

By Mariano E. Bertucci Most of the attention on President Obama‘€™s upcoming trip to Latin America is focused on his March 21-22 historic trip to…  read more

Two seminars held by CIAPA in Costa Rica

February 24th, 2016

Two important seminars were held on the CIAPA campus in Costa Rica last December and January. The first event, held jointly with the Academia de…  read more

2016 Summer Grant Opportunities for Students

February 17th, 2016

The Stone Center for Latin American Studies has two main funding opportunities for students who are focused on Latin America in their research or language…  read more

CIPR Post-doc Publishes Blogpost on the Upcoming Bolivian Referendum

January 19th, 2016

CIPR post-doctoral fellow, Santiago Anria, has published a blog in ‘€œAula‘€, American University‘€™s Center for Latin American Studies blog, on the implications of the upcoming…  read more

WOLA Publishes Summary of Conference "The Paradox of Violence in Venezuela: A Comparative Approach" on Blog

January 14th, 2016

Rebecca Hanson, a graduate student in sociology at the University of Georgia, and co-organizer of the symposium The Paradox of Violence in Venezuela: A Comparative…  read more

Virginia Oliveros Publishes Article on Costa Rica in the American Journal of Political Science

January 14th, 2016

Abstract: An influential literature argues that corruption behaves as a self-fulfilling prophecy. Its central claim is that the individual returns to corruption are a function…  read more

Faculty Member David Smilde Speaks to The WorldPost on Significance of Venezuela's Recent Election

January 4th, 2016

David Smilde, Professor of Sociology at Tulane, recently spoke with The WorldPost, a partnership of The Huffington Post and Berggruen Institute, on the significance 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.