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Camila Antelo Iriarte is working on her senior thesis about the party system collapse in Bolivia in 2005 with the guidance of Professor Scott Mainwaring.

She previously assisted Rev. Daniel Groody, CSC on his book about immigration, focusing on both the issue and the spirituality of the individual. Antelo and Rev. Groody are also working on short and long term strategies to help the Amazon. Her research started out primarily focused on immigration, asylum seekers, and awareness. Following the devastating fires in Antelo’s home country, Bolivia, she included the Amazon as a priority and joined Rev. Groody in his fight for environmental protection, native rights, respect, and preservation.

Antelo also assisted Rev. Timothy Scully on his research about the Machuca project and the preparation for a regional conference on educational policy.

Antelo participated in the development and writing process of a policy brief about how to stop forced migration from Central America in Antigua, Guatemala; Later, she presented it in Washington D.C. to senior staff of Congress, Senate, Homeland Security, and Department of State. Then, she spent ten weeks giving legal assistance to female asylum seekers detained at the Karnes Detention Center in Karnes, Texas. She saw around 120 women and is now working with the support of Professor Brian S. Collier on a project to share the stories she heard and what she saw while working ten hours a day in those tough conditions.

Thesis Title: Party System Collapse in Bolivia 2005

Major
Economics
Political Science
Minor
Computing and Digital Technologies
Glynn Family Honors Program
Thematic Interests

Camila Antelo Iriarte is interested in Latin America and elections. She finds voting patterns and decisions fascinating. A particular interest she now looks forward to exploring is the cause for the survival and fall of leaders and political parties.

Current Research

Camila is working on finding the causes for the party system collapse in 2005 to contribute to a Bolivia's understanding of itself appealing to what leads to stability or instability.

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