Latin America: The Invisible Continent

OLLI, Fall 2017

Stephen Clark

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Week One: Aug. 28: Introduction

1. Latin America in circles   (espa–ol)

 

2. Bolivian midwives help reduce maternal mortality    (espa–ol)

 

 

Week Two: Sept. 11: Pre-Hispanic Civilizations

       1. Dr. QŐs Hands        (espa–ol)

2. A childŐs scraped knee a life or death matter in Venezuela  (espa–ol)

 Week Three: Sept. 18: Pre-Hispanic Civilizations

 

1. The indigenous peoples: rich or poor? (espa–ol)

 

2. Ant eggs and wild boar knuckles: this was Montezuma’s diet 500 years ago (espa–ol)

 

Week Four: Sept. 25: Historical Overview

 

1. Lives Below Minimum in Mexico City (espa–ol)

 

2. Southern Mexico Lags Behind (espa–ol)

 

 

Week Five: Oct. 2: Historical Overview

 

1. Millenials in Latin America (español)

 

2. The Mapuche of Chile: Struggle for Territorial Rights and Justice

 

Week Six: Oct. 9: Historical Overview

 

1. In Venezuela they were doctors and teachers, now… (espa–ol)

 

2. Puerto Rico's endless waiting game

 

Week Seven: Oct. 16: Education

 

1. Racial inequality in Cuba despite revolution

2. Earthquakes in the time of the Aztecs (espa–ol)

 

 

Week Eight: Oct. 23: Women in Latin America

Chapter 1 of Sab by Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda (espa–ol)

 

In Mexico, notorious for bad education, teachers make big bucks