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Reproducing Nations: Types and Costumes in Asia and Latin America ca. 1800-1860

Friday, March 31, 2006

This innovative exhibition explores the descriptive tradition of "costumbrismo" as it developed in South America in the first half of the nineteenth century. The catalogue focuses on the cultural responses opened up by trade and commerce in the nineteenth century, and also traces the broad circulation of costume books, prints, and watercolors within South America, Asia, and Europe. ... Read More

Don't Judge Bolivia Through a Leftist Prism

Saturday, March 11, 2006  |  Eric Farnsworth and Christopher Sabatini  |  The Miami Herald

With Iraq and other priorities competing for the attention of U.S. policymakers, the question of Bolivia is overlooked. But, situated in the heart of South America, with the second-largest natural gas reserves in the Western Hemisphere, Bolivia's unsettled course bears close watch. ... Read More

Latin America's Lurch to the Left

Monday, February 13, 2006  |  Eric Farnsworth and Christopher Sabatini  |  The Christian Science Monitor

In the end, elections in the hemisphere will produce governments with which the US will share more in common than not. The trick will be to remain engaged with those governments as they tackle the difficult problems of addressing structural poverty, exclusion, and inequality with respect for democratic institutions and rights. ... Read More

Tackling Job Creation; Latin America

Sunday, November 13, 2005  |  Susan Segal  |  The Miami Herald

It may not be sexy or capture headlines, but steady and sustained engagement of the parties based on a hard-nosed analysis of mutual interests will, in the end, prove to be the most effective method for securing the democratic, economically developed hemisphere that leaders envisioned a decade ago. ... Read More