Upper Hollingdean Road
Latin America: Revolution, Repression and Social Change
Facilitators Mario Novelli and Glory Saavedra
10.30am – 1pm Saturdays 14, 21, 28 July and 4 August, 2018
This mini, 4-week module will explore the geopolitics of Latin America, drawing out the tensions and contradictions that currently shape the regions politics. Beginning with a broad overview of the geopolitics of Latin America and its relationship with the United States, we will then move on to discuss two very different case studies. The first, an examination of the resurgences of a new Latin American Regionalism, and the tensions therein. The second, the case of Colombia, as an example of a very different type of development model, with a particular focus on US aid, human rights and dependent modes of development that are characteristic of other countries on the continent. The final session will provide a forum for debate on where Latin America is heading in future.