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Post-Election Analysis: Explaining the GOP’s Gain of Latino Voters

By Pete Villasmil The following analysis was originally written on November 21, 2020 for MEJO 244 (Talk Politics) with Professor...
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Post-Election Analysis: Explaining the GOP’s Gain of Latino Voters

Pre-Election Analysis: Polling’s Last Stand

By Pete Villasmil The following analysis was originally written on October 27, 2020 for MEJO 244 (Talk Politics) with Professor...
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Pre-Election Analysis: Polling’s Last Stand

Review: “Birds of Prey” is a chaotic, fun time with a lackluster story

By Pete Villasmil Directed by Cathy Yan Starring: Margot Robbie, Ewan McGregor, Rosie Perez and Jurnee-Smollet Bell Over the past...
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Review: “Birds of Prey” is a chaotic, fun time with a lackluster story

Review: “Parasite” delivers an intense symbolic exploration

By Pete Villasmil Directed by Bong Joon-ho Starring: Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik, and Park So-dam It...
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Review: “Parasite” delivers an intense symbolic exploration

Review: “1917” astounds in glorious and seamless fashion

By Pete Villasmil Directed by Sam Mendes Starring: Dean-Charles Chapman, George Mackay Ambitious. If there is a word that describes...
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Review: “1917” astounds in glorious and seamless fashion

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My name is Pete Villasmil, a political science and journalism double major at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated with politics. Ever since I emigrated from Venezuela, I have been completely immersed in the intricate nature of the United States’ political scene and the interplay between the government and the media. The experiences I’ve had in the country of my birth has given me a unique perspective on the interconnectivity of world events and novel approaches to problem solving that could benefit others. Having one foot firmly in each culture, I hope to provide diverse and nuanced analysis of the issues of the day. Further, I hope my work can challenge others to rethink some of their preconceptions and existing positions on policy.

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