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.
On 18th February 2014, the Brazilian Studies Programme in conjunction with the Rio Branco Visiting Professorship
On Thursday evening, the LAC welcomed Juan Luis Passarelli and Mathew Charles to preview their new documentary, The Engineer. The film follows the daily routine of Israel Ticas, the only forensic criminologist in El Salvador.
Chris Arnold, David Doyle and Nina Wiesehomeier analyse Dilma’s Mensagem ao Congresso from last monday. As they report on their blog, the incumbant Brazilian president started out with a position close to Lula, her predecessor.
On 31st January 2014, Prof Scott Mainwaring (University of Notre Dame) visited the LAC and presented his new book in co-authorship with Dr Aníbal Pérez-Liñán of the University of Pittsburgh.
On 31st January 2014, with the generous support of Santander Universities UK, the Brazilian Studies Programme hosted a day-long workshop on “The Brazilian Political Class: Ideology, Values, and Policy Preferences.” Papers explored data collected in a summer 2013 survey of the Brazilian Congress c
On 30th January 2014, the Brazilian Studies Programme joined forces with the Fundação Getúlio Vargas (Rio de Janeiro) and with the Kellogg Institute (University of Notre Dame) to organize a public event in London on “The Brazilian Outlook for 2014.” The event was held at the Notre Dame London Cen
The LAC Working Papers in Political Economy series is part of the collaboration between the Latin American Centre and CAF Development Bank of Latin America. The Latin American Centre aims to publish high quality work in pr
Over 1,000 fully-funded scholarships are available for new master's and doctoral students at the University of Oxford in 2014-15.
Application deadlines are looming, with the deadline for SIAS courses falling on January 24th 2014.