Fourteen years ago almost to the day, Maurcio Macri, then President of Boca Juniors Football Club spent three days in Oxford. His talk on Football and Politics was the last event organised by the Argentine Studies Programme before lack of funding forced its closure.
On 27th November, Timothy Power was a discussant at the book launch for Ludolfo Paramio (editor), Desafección política y gobernabilidad: el reto político (Madrid: Marcial Pons, 2015).
Congratulations to all the students who helped organise the Latin American table at the SIAS student party on Thursday (5th November), which won first prize!
We are very sorry to announce the death of Herminio Martins, Emeritus Fellow at St Antony's College, and former Fellow of the Latin American Centre. Our sincerest condolences go to his family and friends during this difficult time.
The third volume of the History of Colombia series, directed by Eduardo Posada Carbó, has just been published by Penguin Random House and Fundación Mapfre in Madrid. Under the title, Colombia. La apertura al mundo, 1880-1930, this volume –like the rest of the collection – has individua
Miguel Carter, a former Research Fellow at the Centre for Brazilian Studies and St Antony’s alum, has recently published Challenging Social Inequality: The Landless Rural Workers Movement and Agrarian Reform in Brazil with Duke University Press.
Professor Paulo Visentini (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre) has been selected as the Rio Branco Visiting Professor of International Relations at the University of Oxford.
On 5th November 2013, Professor James McGuire, chair of the Department of Government at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, analyzed the conditional cash transfer programmes introduced by the government of Evo Morales since 2006.
On 29th October 2013, Dr Mario Tello, professor of economics at the Catholic University of Peru, and also the Oxford-CAF Visiting Fellow in Latin American Economics for Michaelmas Term 2013, gave a lecture on social inclusion during Peru's recent economic boom.
On 22nd October 2013, the LAC held a roundtable discussion on the economic and political effects of remittances to Latin America.
On October 1, 2013, Dr Lessa was a guest on the radio programme “Te Digo la Otra” run by students of political science of the Universidad de la República.
Students and members of staff listen to the Washington-based writer Marie Arana, who gave a talk on Simon Bolívar and the wars of independence in Spanish America at the LAC on 18 October. The author of various books, including the novel Cellophane, and a memoir about her bicultural chi
On 15th October 2013, the LAC held a roundtable discussion on the legacy of the Chilean military coup of 11th September 1973, which deposed the elected Socialist president Dr Salvador Allende and led to 17 years of military dictatorship by General Augusto Pinochet.