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’.
Jose Manuel Puente
Professor of the Public Policy Centre at the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA) in Caracas. Visiting Lecturer. Blavatnik School of Government. University of Oxford. 2014-2016. Visiting Lecturer University of Salamanca. 2016-2017. B.A. in Economics, Universidad Central de Venezuela - UCV (1994); Msc. in Public Policy and Administration, London School of Economics (1997); Msc. in Public Policy in Latin America, University of Oxford (1998). D.Phil (2005), University of Oxford. His areas of academic interests are: Political Economy, Public Finance and Budgeting, Social Expenditure and Venezuelan Macroeconomics. During this term in the University of Oxford he has been working in a project on: The Venezuelan Economy in the Stage of Collapse. A Historical and Comparative Analysis.
‘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
MSc Latin American Studies, 2017-18
I am a Brazilian lawyer with a specialisation in international relations. I am interested in Latin American politics, geopolitics, history, economy, sociology, music, and literature. Before coming to Oxford, I practiced patent law and civil law in Rio de Janeiro; then studied international relations at IUPERJ, where I wrote a paper on the Brazilian foreign policy toward Africa. I also worked at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) as international advisor in the Graduate Institute of Engineering (COPPE).
MSc Latin American Studies, 2017-18
I hail from the twin-island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, where I received all of my schooling. I hold a BA in Spanish and History (First Class Honours) and a Postgraduate Diploma in International Relations, both of which were awarded from the University of the West Indies. I worked as an English-language assistant in Bogotá and Bucaramanga, Colombia for 2 years. There, my passion for Latin American culture, history and people deepened. For the last 4 years, I worked at the Embassy of the Argentine Republic in Trinidad & Tobago as the executive assistant to the Ambassador. For my extended essay, I wrote about the disparity of LGBT legal rights between Latin America and the English- Speaking Caribbean, which I discovered may be attributed to the framing processes used by LGBT social movements as well as political opportunity structure in each region. I hope to continue to expand my knowledge on Latin America and gain some on-the-ground experience working with NGOs that deal with minority rights in Latin America and the Caribbean
Chairman Shih will talk about Taiwan’s role as the manufacturing centre of the global Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry. He will discuss the future of this industry and what is Taiwan’s next step.
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.