It’s hard to search for sources about a government without freedom of press…

Hello again from Buenos Aires, Argentina! I’ve been down here hiding in the hemeroteca, or newspaper archives, searching for primary sources that I can incorporate into qualitative analysis of the activism of the Madres de Plaza de Mayo. I decided to start by looking at La Prensa and La Nación, two of the most widely read and most respected news sources in Argentina. Both have been around for a long time and are known for being reliable sources— comparable to the New York Times or Washington Post. However, I was having a lot of trouble finding any articles or editorials that mentioned the Madres, even around the days when I know marches or incidents occurred from reading biographies about the Madres. I quickly realized that the issue here wasn’t my Spanish reading skills, but rather that the most powerful and widely read newspapers in Argentina during the time of the dictatorship were under the thumb of the army and would not publish news about any resistance.

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Learning the Ropes of Pb Digestions

Coming into this summer I didn’t know exactly what to expect. I knew what I would be doing based on reading numerous papers and theses, but I admit I couldn’t fully visualize the step by step process I would be going through. After getting situated in Williamsburg, I headed to the lab in McGlothlin St. Hall to meet with my advisor Jim Kaste. Over the next couple weeks I got situated and comfortable with the equipment and procedures. I learned early on that the research I was conducting required fine motor skills and a lot of patience.

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