Christine Folch

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Hydropolitics in Latin America (Video)

The 1973 Treaty stipulates that Itaipú dam is not-for-profit, which means it’s supposed to operate at cost. Q: how might both states *legally* derive money from the dam, given these conditions?

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February 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

Foraging Adventure: Brewing Yaupon at Duke

Proof that there’s no reason to suffer a caffeine-free life at Duke. We made yaupon (aka cassina tea) from foraged Ilex vomitoria leaves. It’s awesome. Yes, there’s video.

February 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

Islamophobia in Unlikely Places: Paraguay & the UN Migration Pact

Nearly 2 million Paraguayans live abroad + send back vital remittances, but many in Paraguay now oppose the UN pact to protect migrants + refugees thanks to a Trump-esque social movement.

February 5, 2019 · 2 Comments

The Social Life of Stimulants

CulAnth290 Fall 2019 Register here. Be honest. The first time you tried coffee, did you like it? Why do you drink it now? How did bitter drinks come to be … Continue reading

January 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

Presentation: Paraguay & Nuclear Rapprochement between Argentina and Brazil at the AmAnthro2018 Conference

Catastrophic Hypotheses, Energy Infrastructure, and Environmental Diplomacy as State Power in South America

Friday, November 16, 2018
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM
Room: Hilton, Lobby/Street Level, Almaden Ballroom II

November 15, 2018 · 1 Comment

Ejercicios de Memoria–>Paz Encina’s film at the 2018 NC Latin American Film Festival

It’s through art that silenced stories get told. Paz Encina’s beautiful meditation on the disappearance of Agustín Goiburú, medical doctor and Paraguayan dissident.

October 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

Geoengineering to Save Paraguay’s Forests, Past & Future

Geoengineering saved Paraguay’s Atlantic Forest in the 19th century. It can do it again in the 21st, in the face of massive soy-led deforestation. The example of Swiss naturalist Moises Bertoni shows the way.

October 3, 2018 · Leave a comment