Latin American Committee

The Latin American Committee (LAC)

Date & Time October 23, 2020 3:00pm
Location
Virtual
Program
Latin American Committee

The Latinx Vote: Past, Present, and Future

For the first time in history, Latinx voters will form the largest minority voting bloc in the United States. With some 32 million Latinos eligible to vote in the upcoming presidential election, the Latinx vote has taken center stage during this year’s election cycle. The growing presence and power of Latinx voters brings pressing questions to the fore. Can candidates capture the Latinx vote? What motivates Latinx voters to go to the polls, and what dissuades them? How has the Latinx voting bloc developed from the 20th century to present day?

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Date & Time October 1, 2020 8:00pm
Location
Virtual
Program
Latin American Committee

Chinese Fishing Practices around the Galapagos Islands

Join the Latin American Committee for our first discussion of the academic year, where we'll discuss Controversial Chinese Fishing Practices around the Galapagos Islands. Despite increasing economic ties between China and Ecuador, fishing disputes around the Galapagos have long been a source of tension between both countries. What does this mean for the future of Sino-Ecuadorian relations? How is Galapagos' biodiversity threatened by excessive commercial fishing? Is international/domestic law applicable in this scenario? What are the proposed solutions?

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Date & Time August 7, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location
Virtual
Program
Latin American Committee

Hidden Pandemic: Gender-Based Violence During COVID-19 in LATAM

As Latin American countries grapple with the COVID-19 crisis, a second hidden pandemic is on the rise: domestic abuse and gender-based violence. Emergency calls regarding this problem have increased by 60% in Mexico and by 25% in Argentina. Imposed residential groups, gender-based pandemic policies, and lack of data have aggravated the repercussions of sexism in various countries.

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Date & Time April 27, 2020 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location
Zoom
Program
Latin American Committee

Response to Covid-19: Colombia

Join the Latin American Committee this Monday, April 27th, at 6:30 PM EST, for our first virtual panel and discussion with public officials in Colombia to talk about the country's response to COVID-19. To learn more about how the region is bracing for the social and economic impact of this global pandemic, we will meet Alejandra Botero, the counselor for management and compliance of the republic of Colombia, and Henrique Sosa, the advisor on economic integration of migrants and promotion of national employment. This event will be via Zoom. Meeting ID: 977 8816 3683 Password: 057145

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Date & Time January 27, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location
Barnum 104
Program
Latin American Committee

Latin American Committee GIM

The Latin American Committee (LAC) is a student-led organization that is dedicated to promoting discourse on cultural, social, political, historical and economic issues in Latin America through a variety of events and initiatives that foster interest and awareness about the region. It is a space open to students of all backgrounds, identities, and ideologies to discuss and learn about the Latin American region.

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Date & Time November 14, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location
Olin 011
Program
Latin American Committee

Is Peronism Back? A Conversation About Argentina’s Presidential Elections Results

Argentina had its most recent elections on October 27th. Alberto Fernández was elected President with 48.10% of the vote, while current President Mauricio Macri received 40.37% of the vote. Alberto  Fernández’s win also meant the win for former President Cristina  Fernández de Kirchner as she became the new Vice President elect of Argentina. Vice President Cristina  Fernández de Kirchner presided over Argentina for two consecutive periods between 2007 and 2015 and is sometimes referred to as modern-day Eva Perón.

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Date & Time November 13, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location
Braker 222
Program
Latin American Committee

Unrest in Latin America

October 2019 brought Latin America to global headlines, with images of massive mobilizations from Haiti to Chile, reminding the world that the region’s underserved populations remain a strong political force. Join the Tufts Latin American Committee (LAC) to discuss the factors behind these recent events and their implications in regional affairs. A panel with students from some of the countries will share their perspectives on the subject and then open the floor to questions and discussion.

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Date & Time October 30, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location
Braker 222
Program
Latin American Committee

LAC Weekly Discussion- Elections in Argentina: Results and Implications

Join the Latin American Committee (LAC) for a discussion on the October 27th Argentine elections. We will discuss immediate reactions and predicted implications of the elections on national and regional politics. During the second half of the discussion, we will connect with Benjamin Gendan ('02), former South America director on the National Security Council at the White House. He will answer questions and provide his insights on the topic.

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Date & Time October 24, 2019 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Location
Cabot 205
Program
Latin American Committee

Reflections on Peacebuilding in Colombia and Security in Latin America

Mauricio Artiñano (A’06, EPIIC’04) currently serves with the UN Verification Mission in Colombia, where he has been Mission Planning Officer, Special Assistant to the Head of Mission, and Senior Reporting Officer; he also leads the Mission’s youth engagement strategy. Mauricio has served with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), and the UN Mission in Colombia, the predecessor to the current verification mission.

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Date & Time October 16, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Location
Olin 012
Program
Latin American Committee

The Amazon in Flames: Causes and Consequences

Since January of this year, the Amazon rainforest has been catching fire mainly in the Brazilian territory, but fires have now reached other countries in the region, such as Bolivia, Paraguay, and Peru. These fires have resulted in the burning of 2,240,000 acres of rainforest. It has been a global concern that has been expressed through political and social movements. The burning of the lung of the world has also resulted in the loss of territory and resources for various indigenous groups in the Amazon region.

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