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An Alternative Look at the Argentine Default

On the eve of Argentina’s eighth default, the HPR’s Ignacio Sabate published an article questioning whether history was repeating itself in Argentina. Sabate, like countless writers before him, observed that Argentina’s long history of financial troubles could be proof that the country still “has not learned its lesson.” This portrayal of Argentina appeals to our naïve belief in a just world.

My Immersion into the Chilean Health System

I landed in the Santiago Airport, unsure of what to expect. My main reason for coming to Chile and subjecting myself to another two months of winter was to improve my Spanish and shadow doctors. I still remember my first meal with my host family, where I struggled to understand the majority of the conversation and could only respond if they specifically addressed me, which accompanied slower speech and simpler vocabulary.  

Santiago, Eres Bacán

My goals and expectations before arriving in Santiago were mainly centered around my host family and my internship. I knew I was going to have to work hard at creating relationships with my host family and colleagues to beat the language barrier, and that was exactly the challenge I wanted.

Weekend in Atacama

¡Hola todos!  This week I am transforming my post into a travel blog because I spent the past weekend in the Atacama desert in northern Chile! We had this weekend free from an organized Harvard activity, so a group of us (along with a couple friends from MIT who are staying in Santiago) booked some flights and headed off to enjoy the desert.