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.
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.
Since March 2013, Dr Francesca Lessa has been undertaking a new project to study the so-called ‘Operation Condor trial,’ a pioneering prosecution unfolding in Federal Criminal Court 1 of the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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.