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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. We can pretend that default and its consequences are a scourge reserved for countries that lack financial… Read more about An Alternative Look at the Argentine Default

Peru 2014: Memories always remembered, lessons never forgotten

Lima. Delicious food. People hustlin’ and bustlin’ 24/7. Criolla music. Immense cultural diversity. Host family. City life. Night Life. The Inca’s Machu Picchu. Endless exploring. Volunteer work. Independence. Adapting and assimilating. New friendships. New perspectives. New appreciations.

My summer of 2014 was the first time I ever experienced a long, out-of-the-country trip on my own. Through the Summer Internship Program (SIP) offered by the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS), I… Read more about Peru 2014: Memories always remembered, lessons never forgotten

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.  … Read more about My Immersion into the Chilean Health System

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. … Read more about Santiago, Eres Bacán

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. … Read more about Weekend in Atacama