Category: COVID August

The Vaccine Revolt in Brazil

I have long been fascinated by history. As I sit quarantined in my apartment in Vancouver, Canada, far from my native Brazil, I cannot help but ponder the differences in how epidemics have affected my homeland. Epidemics tend to increase economic inequalities…

The Future of the State in Chile

As I sit in my apartment in Santiago de Chile, and look at the sunset in the mountains that surround the city, I realize that the world of history and ideas has always been my home. Since March of this year, and until a few days ago (August 2020), I could only go out twice a week for three hours…

The Pandemic and Informal Settlements

English + Español
Quarantining during the coronavirus pandemic is a new and unexpected experience in our lifes. I am writing to you at the middle of an academic year in which the world in which we operate is fundamentally different. The covid 19 epidemic has caused the loss of lives…

The Daily Struggle of Medical Workers in Brazil

English + Português
In February 2020, I was getting ready to launch the second season of Basic Unit, the fictional TV medical series I started creating 10 years ago. I’m a medical doctor and I’d dreamed up this program that portrays the daily routine of a team of primary health care…

COVID-19 and Inequalities in Havana

I’ve been living in Cuba for the past ten years, and in the past few months have had the opportunity to watch how the Covid-19 pandemic has played out here quite differently than in much of the world. And I am particularly fascinated about how my own research…

Migrant Aid Organizations in São Paulo during COVID-19

I arrived in São Paulo in February 2020 on a Fulbright grant to study how Syrian refugees were integrating into society. I was quickly struck by the diversity of the city. In addition to Syrians, São Paulo is home to 75,000 Bolivians concentrated in the Bom Retiro area…

Saying The Mexican Names

Today, on the anniversary of the El Paso massacre, in which 23 Hispanic people were murdered at a Walmart, the world is living in the pandemic of Covid-19, we must not forget the other pandemic of racism… When I was seven years old, my father drove me across…

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