Finding the Bigger Story Behind the Chinchero Airport

Posted by Colleen Connolly – MA Candidate at CLACS / Global Journalism at NYU I ended my field work in Lima, about as far away as you can get from Chinchero in Peru. I swapped freezing night temperatures and extreme dryness for the gray humidity of Lima’s winters, mountains for coast and Quechua for SpanishContinue reading “Finding the Bigger Story Behind the Chinchero Airport”

What We Talk About when We Talk About Development

Posted by Sam Kellogg — MA candidate in Media, Culture, and Communications at NYU. This post was written in the summer of 2017, based on research funded by the Tinker Grant.  On paper, and according to many observers, the Cuban Internet is many years behind the times, behind the curve. In a formal sense, and accordingContinue reading “What We Talk About when We Talk About Development”

Latin Tiger? Economic Development and the Changing Face of Panama

Panama has the fastest growing economy in Latin America. According to the CIA World Factbook, the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) expanded by more than 10% in 2012, miles ahead of its closest regional competitor, Peru, at 6.6%, and nearly double the growth rate of Chile. In fact, Panama’s economy grew faster in 2012 thanContinue reading “Latin Tiger? Economic Development and the Changing Face of Panama”

Peru: Development and Social Conflict

On my second day in Lima, Peru, and after my third interview with researchers specializing in mining, development, and social conflicts at the Instituto de Estudios Peruanos (IEP), it is clear that nothing is clear. My research is focused on the mining-driven social conflict and rural development to serve as a starting point for aContinue reading “Peru: Development and Social Conflict”