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.
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.
The Washington-based writer Marie Arana will talk about her new biography of Simón Bolívar, the wrenching wars of independence in Latin America, and the ways that revolution continues to this day.
On 4th October 2013, Dr Timothy Power (Director, Brazilian Studies Programme) visited the Institute of Latin America (ILA) of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. Dr Power gave a lecture on Brazil’s street protests of 2013 to an audience of about 30 ILA faculty and students.
On 6th June, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos visited the Latin American Centre, where he gave an informal presentation on the current situation in Colombia to a selected group of students and the staff of the Centre.
Dr Eduardo Posada-Carbó has just published ‘Colombia: Democratic Governance Amidst and Armed Conflict’, a chapter in Jorge Dominguez and Michael Shifter’s edited volume Constructing Democratic Governance in Latin America (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013, 4th edition).