Racism at the 2018 World Cup

July 11, 2018

On June 14th, soccer players and representatives from thirty-two countries met in Russia for the 2018 World Cup. Leading up to the major event, concerns over the potential for racism in the host country grew. It was even reported that England national team defender, Danny Rose, discouraged his family from attending this year’s championship over fears of targeted racism against them by soccer fans from other countries. The issue of racism has been a consistent concern for FIFA over the past few years.

Mitchell A. Seligson, LAPOP, and the slipping support for democracy in Latin America

January 30, 2018

On Friday, January 19, Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) and the University Center for International Studies (UCIS) had the pleasure of hosting a lecture by Mitchell A. Seligson, Centennial Professor of Political Science, Alexander Heard Distinguished Service Professor, and Professor of Sociology (by courtesy) at Vanderbilt University. Seligson is also an elected member of the General Assembly of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights, and is best known for founding the Latin American Public Opinion Project, or LAPOP.

Government Buildings Set Ablaze by ‘Garimpeiros’: The Latest Onslaught on the Environment and Indigenous People of Brazil

November 13, 2017

On Friday, October 2017, troops and federal police were deployed after several government and environmental agency buildings were set on fire by hundreds of armed men in the town of Humaíta in the Brazilian Amazon.


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