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Videos: The Future of the Puerto Rican Body: Part II of Bankruptcy and Citizenship

Thursday, Mar 29, 2018

Little attention had been paid to Puerto Rico before Hurricane María, perhaps because of the complex colonial relationship with the United States. This colloquium was held on March 9, 2018, to gain a better understanding of the political, material, and cultural dimensions of the fiscal crisis and of citizenship and the construction of the Body Politic in a colony. Panels also included questions related to human rights, gender, public health, migration, community power, and solar heating. Economists, legal scholars, academics, and activists from the island will be speaking.

SPO, LGSA (Latino Graduate Student Association) and PLA (Princeton Latinos y Amigos) Host Traditional Dinner

Thursday, Dec 14, 2017

On December 13, 2017, SPO collaborated with LGSA (Latino Graduate Student Association) and PLA (Princeton Latinos y Amigos) to host a special traditional dinner at the Carl Fields Center. This event (which has reached its fifth installment), featured Brazillian food, including feijoada, a traditional stew of beans, pork and sausage, all catered by the Newark-based restaurant, Brasilia Grill.

SPO and Princeton Capoeira Join Together for Noite de Capoeira II

Friday, Dec 1, 2017

SPO and Princeton Capoeira organized the second edition of Noite de Capoeira on Thursday, November 29th.

Students and participants learned a little bit about maculelê and capoeira, which are important expressions of Afro-Brazilian culture. Agulha, the instructor from Princeton Capoeira, explained the relation between maculelê and capoeira.

Overall, participants expressed their enthusiasm learning about Afro-Brazilian culture through this fun and engaging event.

Video: Bankruptcy and Citizenship: Puerto Rico a 21st Century Colony?

Monday, Nov 20, 2017

On Friday, October 20, 2017 the Program in Latin American Studies at Princeton University sponsored Part I of a symposium on Bankruptcy and Citizenship in Puerto Rico, titled Debt and Colonialism in the Aftermath of Hurricane María. Invited speakers Juan González, Frances Negrón- Muntaner, Yarimar Bonilla and Rafael Cox-Alomar examined the social and political consequences of the Puerto Rican debt crisis in the context of the recent hurricane. Discussants included Princeton faculty members Jeremy Adelman, Rachel Price, Vera Candiani and Robert Karl.

Students, Faculty and Friends Gather to Commemorate the Life of Ricardo Piglia

Monday, Nov 6, 2017
by mtong

On October 12, over 40 students, faculty, staff and friends gathered on Princeton University’s campus for a tribute to Ricardo Piglia, professor of Spanish and Portuguese languages and cultures, emeritus. Piglia died Jan. 6 of cardiac arrest from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was 76.

Video: Dilma Rousseff, “The Challenges for Democracy in Brazil”

Friday, Sep 22, 2017
by mtong

Written by Charlie Hankin, July 2017

Protests calling for the return of the military dictatorship were visible throughout Brazil during 2015 when I was living there. A paradoxical request: protesting against one’s right to protest. Negative sentiments toward President Dilma Rousseff culminated in her impeachment, what she and many others have called a political or parliamentary coup.

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