Articles by: Matt A. Getz
Matt A. Getz, CC'12, is a double major in Political Science and Hispanic Studies. He recently returned from a semester in Argentina, which contributed to his interest in Latin American foreign relations. His career plans change with the tides, but he hopes to eventually work in diplomacy and policymaking. He can be reached at mattagetz@gmail.com.

by / on March 5, 2012 at 5:58 pm / in Campus

Political Minutes: Katherine Hite on Politics and Commemoration

Last Thursday, as part of an ongoing seminar series organized by Columbia’s Institute for Latin American Studies (ILAS), professor and author Katherine Hite presented some of her findings from her book.

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by / on December 19, 2011 at 11:45 pm / in Latin America, World

The Chile Winter

Some of the snapshots from Chile’s ongoing student movement depict a lighthearted mobilization. Led by the charismatic Camila Vallejo, the students have used Twitter and Facebook to stage kiss-a-thons and superhero-themed costume protests. But other images have been more violent.

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by / on October 24, 2011 at 12:44 am / in Cover Story, Domestic, Latin America, World

Acknowledging the Americas

by In 2008, President Barack Obama had a clear idea for Latin American foreign policy. The Bush administration, distracted by events in the Middle East, had pursued a harmful hemispheric policy of blustering unilateralism and neglect; Obama, conversely, would pursue a “new partnership” with the Americas, one marked by cooperation and mutual interests. His subsequent election was heralded throughout Latin America […]

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