Christine Folch

“You don’t arrest Voltaire”: Freedom of Speech in Paraguay

Christine Folch & Juan Carlos Duré Bañuelos On September 2, 2020 in rural Yby Yaú, Concepción Department (Paraguay), a military operation against a criminal group ended in the deaths of … Continue reading

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Performance Without Community is Suspect, Hispanopía, and What the Jessica Krug Debacle Reveals about Academia

Simply put, this is what happens when there’s not enough diversity in leadership positions throughout academia. In fact, it is a result of a kind of myopia, hispanopía—the “grotesque structural … Continue reading

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Paraguay Post-Pandemic (English & Spanish)

This summer, our DukeEngage+ student research team (+ because it includes a stellar undergraduate from Swarthmore) researched the question of how Paraguay could take meaningful steps to tackle the COVID-19 … Continue reading

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Mate Cocido Gelato (Recipe)

Homemade mate cocido gelato recipe.

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Honoring Don Colá–the luthier of Cateura

Don Colá makes recycled instruments out of Asunción’s massive trash heap for the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura.

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COVID-19 en Sudamérica: los números, decisiones drásticas y #QuédateEnTuCasa

Hice los números. Pueden ser graves. En 30 días, a menos que haya un distanciamiento social masivo: 307.200 personas en Brasil necesitarán hospitalización; 13.824 personas en Paraguay necesitarán hospitalización; 86.016 … Continue reading

March 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

COVID-19 in South America: The Numbers, Drastic Responses, and #QuédateEnTuCasa

I ran the numbers on COVID19 in South America. In 30 days, unless there’s massive social distancing: 307,200 people in Brazil, 13,824 people in Paraguay, 86,016 people in Argentina will require hospitalization.

March 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

HYDROPOLITICS: The ITAIPU Dam, Sovereignty + the Engineering of Modern South America [AVAILABLE NOW]

Announcing the publication of my book HYDROPOLITICS: The Itaipu Dam, Sovereignty, and the Engineering of Modern South America (Princeton University Press).

September 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

Interview (Spanish): El Caso Itaipú en Paraguay4Export

August 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

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July 28, 2019 · Leave a comment