Reflections on Colombia’s Response to COVID-19 by Piper Goeking (A’22)

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Reflections on Colombia’s Response to COVID-19 by Piper Goeking (A’22) May 01

The Tufts Latin American Committee (LAC) hosted two public officials from the Colombian government to discuss the country's response to COVID-19 for its first virtual event on April 27. Alejandra Botero, counselor for management and compliance of the republic of Colombia, and Henrique Sosa, advisor on economic integration of migrants and promotion of national employment, spoke on the actions that the Colombian government has taken to address the pandemic. Both speakers emphasized the importance of timeliness and cost-benefit analysis in the decision-making behind and execution of the government’s actions to mitigate the social and economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis.

Nov 12

Reflections from Peacebuilding in Colombia and Security in Latin America by Piper Goeking (A’22)

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The Tufts Latin American Committee (LAC) hosted its second panel of the semester on the Colombian peace process and its connection to security in Latin America.

Oct 18

Amazon Rainforest Fires by Ariana Barreiro (E’23)

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On the afternoon of October 16th, the Latin American Committee at Tufts (LAC) hosted its first panel of the semester to discuss the causes and implications of the Amazon Rainforest fires, which have burned down over 2.2 million acres of primary and secondary forests in 2019 alone. The panelists, Dr.

Oct 10

Fake News in Brazil's Elections by Piper Goeking(A’22)

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The Latin American Committee (LAC) held its first bi-weekly discussion of the semester as a discourse on the role of fake news in Brazil’s elections. The group explored the topic primarily through the lens of WhatsApp, given that the social media platform has increasingly been used as a vehicle to circulate fake news.

Mar 10

Migration in Latin America by Santiago Moguel (A’22)

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To close the theme of migration, the Latin American Committee (LAC) hosted a panel with Professor Katrina Burgess, Professor Helen Marrow, and Mario Delgado ‘A19.

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