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Call for Research from UC Blum Centers: January 27 Deadline

The UCLA Blum Federation will produce a compendium of research in spring 2017. Researchers affiliated with any of the 10 UC Blum Centers are invited to submit a one-paragraph summary or abstract for current or recent research aligned with the mission of the UC Blum Centers.
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Federal Court Recognizes “Despicable” US Experiment Infecting Innocent Guatemalan People With Syphilis Violates International Law

Between 1946 and 1948 the United States government conducted a series of research experiments using more than 5,000 un-consenting Guatemalan people as human test subjects.
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Evidence from Latin America: How Investing in Education Can Decrease Social Violence

Mauricio Rivera and Bárbara Zárate-Tenorio argue that democratic governments have incentives to advance human capital since the youth population is overrepresented in acts of social violence. Drawing on data from eighteen Latin American countries, they show that governments increase spending on education in response to increasing levels of social violence. They also find that political ideology plays a role in shaping the government’s strategies to combat violence, with left-wing executives investing more in education than right-wing ones. These and other soft strategies can outperform heavy-handed security policies that not only hinder human rights and the quality of democracy, but also have tended to fail in reducing crime and violence.
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Check out our latest report, UCLA Blum Center on Poverty and Health in Latin America: Past, Present, Future, to find out more about the great work that has been done, what is currently being developed, and some upcoming opportunities.

The UCLA Blum Center on Poverty and Health in Latin America analyzes the key factors that influence poverty and the social determinants of health including: government practices and policies, community action, social justice, human rights, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, religion, foreign policies and more. Within these pages, you will find information on The UCLA Blum Center's:
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