Dispatch from Quito: Coronavirus and La Cuarentena in Ecuador

(This article was originally published by the Institute for the Study of the Americas at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.) I’ve watched the coronavirus crisis unfold from a quiet street in the suburbs of Quito, where I’m living with my family while on a research fellowship in Ecuador. After an early outbreak… Read More Dispatch from Quito: Coronavirus and La Cuarentena in Ecuador

Asunción Lavrin: Sexuality and Marriage in Colonial Latin America

Asunción Lavrin, ed. Sexuality and Marriage in Colonial Latin America. 1. paperback print. Latin American Studies Series. Lincoln, Neb.: Univ. of Nebraska Press, 1992. Asunción Lavrin’s edited volume, Sexuality and Marriage in Colonial Latin America, presents a series of perspectives on what Lavrin calls the “conquest of the mind,” the means through which the Spanish… Read More Asunción Lavrin: Sexuality and Marriage in Colonial Latin America

Black Icarus: Slave Strategies in a Jamaican Hell

Trevor G. Burnard, Mastery, Tyranny, and Desire: Thomas Thistlewood and His Slaves in the Anglo-Jamaican World (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004). By N. H. Gill             (Jan. 23, 2017) – Death in the sun-drenched fields or torture in the shade of the house? Resistance or collaboration? How did enslaved Africans cope with the… Read More Black Icarus: Slave Strategies in a Jamaican Hell

Chile Turkey Farms Quarantined After Swine Flu Found

By Nathan Gill and James Attwood Aug. 21 (Bloomberg) — Two Chilean poultry farms are under quarantine after swine flu was detected in turkeys, the first case of the virus found in birds, the nation’s health ministry and U.S. health officials said. Sopraval SA, the Santiago-based producer of poultry, beef and pork products, said agricultural… Read More Chile Turkey Farms Quarantined After Swine Flu Found

Swine Flu Nations Briefed in Preparation for WHO Pandemic Call

By Nathan Gill and Jason Gale      June 11 (Bloomberg) — Leaders of six swine flu-infected countries have been briefed by the World Health Organization in preparation for a “probable change” in the agency’s level of pandemic alert, Chile’s health ministry said.      Officials in Australia, Chile, Japan, Mexico, the U.K. and the U.S. were… Read More Swine Flu Nations Briefed in Preparation for WHO Pandemic Call

WHO Met Global Public Health Officials on Flu Alert

By Nathan Gill      June 11 (Bloomberg) — The World Health Organization spoke with authorities in Australia, Chile, Japan, Mexico, the U.K. and the U.S. yesterday to prepare for a “probable change” in the agency’s pandemic alert scale to the highest level, Chile’s health ministry said.      The WHO sought information on the clinical protocols… Read More WHO Met Global Public Health Officials on Flu Alert

Swine Flu Cases May Increase Until July, Chile Says

By Nathan Gill      June 10 (Bloomberg) — Swine flu cases in Chile, the country with the most infections outside North America, may continue to climb until early July, health officials said.      Confirmed cases reached 1,694, from 890 on June 5, the Ministry of Health in Santiago said in an e-mailed statement yesterday. The… Read More Swine Flu Cases May Increase Until July, Chile Says