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Mitchell Seligson

VUCast Extra: Making a Difference in Latin America

Nov. 12, 2015—From a new product to combat childhood malnutrition in Guatemala to a low-cost capsule for stomach cancer screenings to preserving the history of slave societies, Vanderbilt is helping find solutions, making discoveries and changing lives.

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Vanderbilt’s LAPOP survey provides new insights on insecurities and democracy in the Americas

Nov. 25, 2014—Crime and violence are increasingly worrying citizens in the Americas, according to new data released by Vanderbilt's LAPOP center.

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U.S. aid to Central America is successfully combatting crime and violence: LAPOP study

Oct. 30, 2014—Aid programs sponsored by the United States are effective in lowering crime in Central America, according to a Vanderbilt study.

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Seligson: People want legislatures to listen to them

Jul. 29, 2014—Centennial Professor of Political Science Mitchell Seligson gave the keynote address at the First Inter-American Meeting of the Presidents of the Legislatures of the Americas held in Peru.

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LAPOP: Jamaicans feeling more secure as relations with police improve

Aug. 22, 2013—Vanderbilt researchers are finding that Jamaicans are feeling more confidence in their local police as they report decreasing incidences of bribe solicitation.

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Are protests in Brazil just the beginning?

Aug. 5, 2013—Protests may spread from Brazil to other Latin American nations with similar conditions, says a report from Vanderbilt University’s Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP).

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LAPOP: Politically tolerant people use social media

Jul. 15, 2013—A study by Vanderbilt University's Latin American Public Opinion Project shows that the use of social media for political purposes in the Americas can be an effective complement to conventional forms of political engagement.

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Public support for democracy endures in Venezuela

Mar. 12, 2013—The collapse of the party system and high levels of crime and corruption in Venezuela have not dimmed public support for democracy in that country, according to a survey by the Latin American Public Opinion Project at Vanderbilt.

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Argentines mistrust Iran, may not trust community center bombing probe, survey finds

Feb. 20, 2013—Rgw AmericasBarometer survey shows that Argentines may not trust Iran or a jointly established Truth Commission formed to discover the culprits behind a Jewish community center bombing in Buenos Aires 20 years ago.

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LAPOP: Discrimination still plagues Americas

Dec. 10, 2012—Women, homosexuals and people with darker skin tones continue to face discrimination in the Americas, according to responses to the 2012 AmericasBarometer survey of Vanderbilt University’s Latin American Public Opinion Project.

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Education is the key to promoting political participation: Vanderbilt poll

Jun. 25, 2012—One of the most important factors influencing citizens to participate actively in political campaigns in the Americas is education, according to a survey conducted by Vanderbilt University. “Working for a political party or campaign is uncommon,” the researchers wrote in a report about the survey, issued June 25 by the Latin American Public Opinion Project...

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Victimization by government corruption important for coup support

May. 16, 2012—Withholding aid from governments with a reputation for corruption can have a "vicious cycle" effect that makes it very difficult for them to progress, according to analysis from the 2010 AmericasBarometer survey by The Latin American Public Opinion Project at Vanderbilt University.

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