Category: The Internet

Linking Latin America

I have captured images of such seemingly disparate subjects as Mennonite immigrants to Mexico, Latina contestants for Selena standings, the Pope in Cuba, and traditional Sunday serenatas…

A Violence Called Democracy

As any journalist or diplomat who has spent time in Guatemala will attest, no group there is more difficult to penetrate than the Guatemalan Armed Forces. As much a caste as an institution, the…

Researching Latin America

The instant outpouring of Web information on the Pinochet case got me to thinking about communications on my first trip to Chile during the Allende presidency. I was armed for Ph.D…

The Public Face of Cyberspace

Imagine a network that spans the world. A network that delivers — invisibly and inexpensively — the myriad bits of information that will undeniably be the key to prosperity in the 21st century…

Policy Makers

When Jeanette Dubois arrived in Cambridge from Grenada on a sunny day in June to attend a five-week workshop on education policy, little did she know that she would be embarking on…

Latin American Governments Plug In

Confused about where to get info on the latest legislation in Mexico or presidential speech in Chile, aggregated census data in Colombia or a chronology of the peace commission in…

LASPAU New Directions

Since the advent of the computer, the ratio of cost to processing speed has doubled every 18 months, resulting in equipment that is increasingly powerful and affordable. This exponential…

LASA and the Internet

When I began my term as president of the Latin American Studies Association one of my priorities was to explore ways for LASA to make better use of electronic resources. I also wanted…

Internet Commerce

When you think about doing business over the Internet, you usually think about large enterprises like the popular online bookstore www.amazon.com , located in First World…

The Internet and Latin America

This issue of the DRCLAS News is devoted to the Internet’s effect on Latin America. As the person in charge of all Harvard News Office Web sites and the editor of a daily newspaper…

The Internet and Challenges to Governance

On a sleepy New Year’s dawn, 1994, foreign news rooms were reading two very different news briefs on Mexico. One described the first day of NAFTA. The emphasis was on the peace and…

HSPH Online Forum Reaches Women and Teens

An innovative Internet initiative based at the Harvard School of Public Health is giving women in Latin America around the world access to critical information about their bodies and a voice in…

Health Under Siege

“The question is always simply this,” Partners in Health’s Dr. Kenneth Fox, declared at the opening of the “Health Under Siege: Community-based Responses to Structural Violence” symposium…

The Global Internet

The issues of privacy and information security are often treated as new ones, but the development of measures for the protection of personal data and privacy and the security of…

Frontiers in Latino Popular Music

The importance of Latino Popular Music cannot be overemphasized, as the United States grapples with half a million Dominicans and 35 percent of Puerto Ricans living in New York, with…

Bringing the Net to the Masses

From the Internik cybercafe in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to the Internet Link Club in Andheri, India, Internet cafe-based access centers have been springing up across the world. The leading…

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