Category: Spotlight: Eyes on COVID-19

The Gift of Art

My dear friend, Colombian pioneer performance artist, Maria Evelia Marmolejo, (Cali, Colombia, 1958) whom I met during the research for the exhibition Radical Women: Latin…

Masks: A Luxury Item in Haiti

English + Português
“Nurse Marie” tells her patients over and over again to keep their masks safe, clean, and sanitized. Masks are a luxury item in Haiti. “I always make it a priority here at the hospital…

A Nation at a Crossroads

Winds of change, fueled as much by politics as by the pandemic, framed the rise, campaign and inauguration of Gabriel Boric, 36, who took office March 11 as the youngest president in Chile’s…

The Tragedy of Covid-19 in Canaima, Venezuela

English + Español
Canaima National Park in southern Venezuela, studded with flat table-top mountains and spectacular waterfalls, has long been reliant on ecotourism to sustain its economy and the lives of…

Notes on Filmmaking

English + Português
When the pandemic was declared March 11, 2020, I was in the midst of releasing a film. I am a Brazilian filmmaker, and the film in question…

Let’s Talk about Resilience

English + Español
When I joined the International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) family in October 2019, I never imagined that a few months later I would experience both the pain and…

A Few Shocks Away from Poverty

English + Español
Growing up in Lima Peru, I can remember people saying, “There is no middle class.” This was an exaggeration. Not all the non-poor were rich—far from it—but the differences in the living …

COVID-19 IMPACT ON THE MIDDLE CLASS IN MEXICO

English + Español
I’m from the state of Puebla, a medium-sized city in central Mexico. Over the past two years, I’ve observed as at least one out of every ten local residents has fallen from the middle class into poverty…

The Future is Female in Honduras

English + Español
In March 2020, I was notified of my acceptance to the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) to complete a Master of Arts in Public Administration as part of the Mason Program and Mid-Career cohort…

Focus on Leaders under Covid: What we have learned

English + Español
In the last two years of the pandemic, I have lived on a personal and professional level — like many people — a tsunami of experiences that have marked a profound change in my view of what…

Friends Who Disappear

I first met Marvyn Perez in 1988 when I was teaching English in Mexico. I was having dinner at the home of Guatemalan exiles, fellow instructors at the university in Puebla. Marvyn…

Global Memorial to the Pandemic

English + Español
On the afternoon of Friday, March 13, 2020, the first confirmed case of Covid-19 in Uruguay was announced. At that time, I made the decision to ask the 100 employees of Gómez Platero Arquitectura & Urbanismo…

That Lovely Violence of Ours

English + Español
It used to be there were products that hid violent messages to attract consumers. Now, there is nothing subliminal in finding human heads inside coolers with a grocery store brand, heads rolling in a bar in the middle of the track, heads slaughtered on video, heads shattered…

Reinventing Research in Times of Pandemic

The pandemic, a global health emergency, descended upon us in March 2020. In this unexpected crisis with unknown disastrous implications, to write about the process of research in urban studies, social sciences or other fields of the humanities might seem irrelevant…

Mastering Unity

So implores native son Manuel, who returns to Fonds Rouge, Haiti, after toiling on Cuba’s sugar plantations in Gouverneurs de la Rose´e´ (“Masters of the Dew”), the…

Planting Dreams

English + Español
Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano once wrote, “Many little people, in small places, doing little things, can change the world.” A few days ago, I called my friend and retired teacher Elena…

Poverty in Brazil in Times of Pandemic

Growing up in the 1970s in Brazil was a mixture of adventure and fear. Imagine a child in a lower-middle-class family very involved in fighting the military dictatorship that ruled the…

Overcoming Gender Bias

All around the world, students find their education severely disrupted by Covid-19—including at Harvard and for this Chilean at Harvard in particular. In Chile, all educational institutions in the…

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