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Testimonios

The pandemic experience of COVID-19 in Latin America reaches us mostly in the form of aggregate numbers and summary overviews, often in random intervals and almost always from a distance. This space is designed to offer access to voices from Latin America as a chronicle of the experience of daily life within the pandemic–testimonios, in a word–from Carolina students, past and present, as well as from friends and colleagues in Latin America with personal and professional ties to the Carolina community.

 

The Maladies and Virtues in an Island Colony

The Maladies and Virtues in an Island Colony

We had experienced the silence of curfew not so long ago in the city of San Juan. But the silence of a collapsed island after a hurricane in 2017 was different...
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Teaching in Guatemala

Teaching in Guatemala

My journey with a program called The International Educator, which matches your resume with postings from international schools, led me to an international school in Guatemala City, Guatemala...
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COVID-19 Response and Sustainable Development

COVID-19 Response and Sustainable Development

Costa Rica is known for its relaxed, yet efficient way of life and the nation’s COVID-19 response has been informed by this cultural attitude.
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Reincidentes de lucha

Reincidentes de lucha

Reincidentes ante tanto sin dejar de luchar. Así hemos sido por los pasados años los que vivimos en Puerto Rico con una historia de desastres.
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La Vida Cotidiana

La Vida Cotidiana

El coronavirus entró en La Habana sin de su presencia. Ya las autoridades estaban informadas sobre la pandemia, pero nosotros comenzamos a percibirla, después del cierre de las fronteras en el aeropuerto, en el mes de marzo...
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Dispatch from Quito

Dispatch from Quito

I’ve watched the coronavirus crisis unfold from a quiet street in the suburbs of Quito, where I’m living with my family while on a research fellowship in Ecuador...
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COVID-19 in Peru

COVID-19 in Peru

I was doing fieldwork in a rural community in Anta, Peru when the president closed the borders and instituted quarantine...
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Coastal Ecuador

Coastal Ecuador

Don Juan is a small fishing village on the Pacific coast of Ecuador in the Manabí region. This place of about 300 families with an average...
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Buenos Aires Quarantine

Buenos Aires Quarantine

Walking along the usually busy streets of Boedo, a traditional, residential Buenos Aires neighborhood known for its tango and literature, the first thing I notice is the silence...
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Colombia and the World

Colombia and the World

In the country with more than 60 years of armed conflict, COVID-19 is the first time that the whole country shut down. This time, the menace is not the drug...
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"El Coronavirus" in Cuba

During regular work hours, you can usually spot me on the phone finessing logistics while dodging honking motorbikes and vegetable carts throughout the streets of Havana...
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