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Podcast  Lucio Renno: Reelection and Legislative Power, Surprising Results from Brazil

As part of the Representativeness and Effectiveness in Latin American Institutions and Democracies symposium held at Tulane University New Orleans on March 24, 2011, Lucio…  read more

Podcast  Moira MacKinnon: Congress in Action, Chile and Argentina 1900-1930

As part of the Representativeness and Effectiveness in Latin American Institutions and Democracies symposium held at Tulane University New Orleans on March 24, 2011, Moira…  read more

Podcast  Mark Jones: Peronism and the Functioning of the Argentine Congress

As part of the Representativeness and Effectiveness in Latin American Institutions and Democracies symposium held at Tulane University New Orleans on March 24, 2011, Mark…  read more

Podcast  María Amparo Casar: Representation & Decision Making in Mexican Congress

As part of the Representativeness and Effectiveness in Latin American Institutions and Democracies symposium held at Tulane University New Orleans on March 24, 2011, María…  read more

Podcast  Eduardo Aleman: Reflections on the Chilean Congress

As part of the Representativeness and Effectiveness in Latin American Institutions and Democracies symposium held at Tulane University New Orleans on March 24, 2011, Eduardo…  read more

Podcast  Urban Indians & Cultural Rights: the Limits of Multicultural Liberalism

Urban Indians & Cultural Rights: the Limits of Multicultural Liberalism A podcast of the lecture by Daniel Bonilla, sponsored by CIPR and the Law School’s…  read more

Podcast  Todd A. Eisenstadt Lecture Podcast

Lecture by Todd A. Eisenstadt, sponsored by the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR). Politics, Identity and Mexico’s Indigenous Rights Movement Find a summary…  read more

Podcast  Michael Coppedge: Venezuela From the Neutral Ground - Symposium Closing Remarks

As part of the Venezuela from the Neutral Ground symposium held at Tulane University New Orleans on January 28, 2011, special guest Michael Coppedge presented…  read more

Podcast  José Manuel Puente: The Venezuelan Economy and Oil Rentism

As part of the Venezuela from the Neutral Ground symposium held at Tulane University New Orleans on January 28, 2011, José Manuel Puente presented his…  read more

Podcast  Mark Weisbrot, "Venezuela: Growth, Recession, and Recovery"

As part of the Venezuela from the Neutral Ground symposium held at Tulane University New Orleans on January 28, 2011, Mark Weisbrot presented his paper…  read more

Podcast  Ángel Eduardo Cárdenas, "Venezuela and the Global Recession: Persistence and Change"

As part of the Venezuela from the Neutral Ground symposium held at Tulane University New Orleans on January 28, 2011, Ángel Eduardo Cárdenas presented his…  read more

Podcast  David Smilde: Venezuela's Actually Existing Socialism

As part of the Venezuela from the Neutral Ground symposium held at Tulane University New Orleans on January 28, 2011, David Smilde presented his paper…  read more

Podcast  Javier Corrales: Varieties of Statism - Oil Policies (and outcomes) in Venezuela and Brazil Compared

As part of the Venezuela from the Neutral Ground symposium held at Tulane University New Orleans on January 28, 2011, Javier Corrales presented his paper…  read more

Podcast  Daniel Hellinger: "Socoilism" in Venezuela

As part of the Venezuela from the Neutral Ground symposium held at Tulane University New Orleans on January 28, 2011, Daniel Hellinger presented his paper…  read more

Podcast  María Teresa Romero: The Radicalization of Venezuelan Foreign Policy

As part of the Venezuela from the Neutral Ground symposium held at Tulane University New Orleans on January 28, 2011, María Teresa Romero presented her…  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.