On 5 July, the conference "Development in the Andes: Productivity, Social Inclusion and Democracy" took place at the Universidad Catolica San Pablo in La Paz. This was the latest conference organised with a Latin American partner as part of the agreements between CAF-Development Bank of Latin Ame
‘Cartes is not alone in seeking immunity from prosecution in the sanctuary of a senate seat’, writes Dr. David Doyle in his analysis of recent political developments in Paraguay for the blog ‘Presidential Power’.
‘What appears to have changed after the recent presidential contest in Colombia is the party system’, writes Eduardo Posada-Carbó in an article for TIME magazine. (‘The most surprising aspect of Colombia
LAC faculty and students turned out in great numbers to the International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association in Barcelona (23-26 May 2018). This was the first LASA held in Europe and the largest meeting ever, with nearly 8000 participants.
Rodrigo Cubero, an Oxford graduate who also taught Economics at the LAC, has been appointed President of the Central Bank of Costa Rica. He currently holds a senior position at the IMF, and will take up his new role on 1 August 2018.
The Latin American Centre of the University of Oxford and the Public Prosecutor's Office for Crimes against Humanity of the Republic of Argentina (PCCH) organised a two-day workshop in Buenos Aires on May 8 and 9 on the topic of “Investigating Crimes against Humanity in South America: Challen
On 7 May 2018, the Latin American Centre and Oxford Women in Politics (OXWiP) hosted a lecture by Dilma Rousseff, president of Brazil from 2011 to 2016.
Mr. Antonio Celia, CEO of Promigás, the leading natural gas company in Colombia, delivered the Keynote Speech at the Latin American Business History international conference that took place in Brasenose College on 27-8 April. Based on his personal experience in Promigás, Mr.
Plan Condor: Francesca Lessa co-authored an article with Pierre-Louis Le Goff and was published by Al Jazeera’s Opinion section
Francesca Lessa has been interviewed by TV channel, Canal 10, about the Uruguayan Supreme Court's decision to remove judge Mariana Mota from investigations into crimes perpetrated by the former dictatorship.
Last week, the LAC co-hosted a 2-day conference with King's College London entitled 'Democratic Brazil Ascendant'. The first day of the event was held in St Antony's College, Oxford, and the second day was at King's College London.
Timothy J. Power (University Lecturer in Brazilian Studies) has been elected Treasurer of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). His term in office will extend from 1st June 2013 to 31st May 2016.