Argentina, Chile, Uruguay

COVID-19 Reports:

No. 69: Access to Information on Elections (Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador): Review by Evelyn Lagos and Antonieta Ubillo (October 31, 2021)

No. 64: Access to Women’s Rights in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay: Review by Barbara Krieger (September 27, 2021)

Access to Information on Elections (Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador) – 9 September 2021

Access to Women’s Rights (Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay) – 2 September 2021

No. 31: Context and Health Protocols for the 2020 Municipal Elections in Uruguay by Leonor Porras (January 23, 2021)

No. 28: A Brief History of Legalizing Abortion in Argentina by Barbara Krieger (January 15, 2021)

No. 26: Uruguay’s Early Use of Technology and Innovation by Dr. Michele A. L. Villagran (January 19, 2021)

No. 24: Access to Information and Law Libraries in Argentina by María Eugenia Naiaretti (December 23, 2020)

No. 23: The Argentine Judiciary in Times of Necessary and Urgent Decrees by Barbara Krieger and Juan Andres Fuentes (December 22, 2020)

No. 21: Chile’s 2020 Constituent Plebiscite by María Antonieta Ubillo and María Angélica Fuentes (December 16, 2020)

No. 20: Economic, Social and Reopening Plans in Chile by María Antonieta Ubillo and María Angélica Fuentes (December 15, 2020)

No. 19: First Steps in Chile between Changes in Government and Immunity Passports by María Antonieta Ubillo and María Angélica Fuentes (December 14, 2020)

Excerpt from Biweekly Report:

On April 6, the Argentine government postponed local debt payments due in dollars until the end of the year. Argentina has had an unstable debt situation for some time and the pandemic has not helped. There were already projections for the third year of recession before the virus arrives for the second-largest nation in South America. It is much deeper and worse now with the virus impact. On April 8, the Chilean government announced the second state of the economic emergency plan focusing on health, life, income, and jobs. I’m curious to the details of funding to support jobs and families. Additionally, how will businesses and banks be impacted? As for Uruguay, being such a small country, they are used to relying on themselves. A 20% cut will be applied to wages of the president, ministers, legislators, and directors to go to the “Coronavirus Fund.” They created their own Coronavirus test and have sequenced the coronavirus genome from patients at the end of March to understand the tracking of the spread of the virus. … Read More.

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Dr. Michele A. L. Villagran

Dr. Michele A. L. Villagran is an accomplished educator, innovative speaker, entrepreneur, consultant, cultural intelligence and diversity & inclusion expert with over 24+ years of experience in the public and private sectors. Dr. Villagran is an assistant professor with San José State University School of Information where her research focuses on diversity and social justice in library and information science and cultural intelligence phenomena within libraries. She also serves as CEO of CulturalCo, LLC consulting in areas of cultural competency, diversity & inclusion, conflict resolution, and emotional intelligence. 

Selected Publications:

  • Villagran, M. A. L., & Hawamdeh, S. (2020). Cultural competence in LIS education: Case study of United States ranked schools. Multicultural Education Review.  
  • Villagran, M. A. L., Dalton, S., Chandler, Y., Garces, V., Kim-Prieto, D. C., & Nicholson, C. A. (2018). Celebrating diversity: A legacy of minority leadership in the American Association of Law Libraries (2nd ed.).William S. Hein & Co., Inc.
  • Villagran, M. A. L., & Dalton, S. (2018). Minimizing and addressing microaggressions in the workplace: Be proactive, part 2. College & Research Libraries News, 79(10)538

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