Category: Student Views

Safe Harbor

The sounds of containers knocking against one another wake me up. A blue light pierces the sheer curtains…

Fronteras en Salud Global

In January of 2020, I traveled to Mexico City as part of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) Mexico Winternship Program. As a first-year at Harvard

The Political Empowerment of Women in Colombia

English + Español
As the daughter of Colombian immigrants who left their country amid economic and civil unrest, I am very connected to my Colombian roots. Although I grew up in a small Connecticut town, my…

Afro-Latinidad as Self-Reconciliation

English + Español
For most Black people, February 27th is a fairly insignificant date, simply marking the second-to-last day of Black History Month here in the United States. For me, however, it wholly defines…

Indigenous Health and Migration in Guatemala

Three weeks into filming a documentary in Guatemala about migration, and I am tired. But I wanted—if it were clear enough—to film the sunrise so I stayed overnight at the headquarters of…

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…

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…

Hybridge Education

For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to be a teacher. The notion that I would be responsible for capturing and engaging the attention of a classroom of teenagers…

A New Hope for Honduras

“Nadia, Nadia, Nadia…are you coming to play with us today?” Every day after school and yelling at the top of their lungs, the boys of the block would call me and invite me to play…

Health and Community in the Alencarian Land

English + Español
I don’t recall exactly when I began to appreciate the communal life that surrounded me as I grew up in my home neighborhood Vila União in Brazil. Before organized violence claimed…

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…

Redefining the American Novel

The border crisis between the United States and Latin America has sparked countless headlines and controversies in the past few years. Recently, we’ve heard devastating news of the…

Encanto, Spanish and the Gift of Family

Barring global pandemics, my immediate family packs our bags every two or three years and heads to the south of England to visit our extended family. Because of Covid-19, we hadn’t…

Rediscovering Latin America through Journalism

Throughout my life, my exposure to the diverse realities of the American continent has been marked by my growing up in a small town in southern Uruguay, and by the many books that…

Saudade: On Missing Home

Linguistics and Literature departments consider Portuguese a Romantic language because of its Latin roots, alongside others such as Spanish, French and Italian. I, however—and…

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