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IHR Latin American History Seminar Series: Mexico's Middle Classes after 1968: History of Economic and Political Crisis

Start: Oct 7, 2014 5:30:00 PM
End: Oct 7, 2014 7:00:00 PM

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Louise Walker (Northeastern University) - The Institute of Historical Research (IHR) and UCL-Institute of the Americas would like to invite you to attend this event, part of the IHR's Latin American History Series. For further information, registration and queries, please contact the IHR directly.

Book Launch: 'Argentina since the 2001 Crisis: Recovering the Past, Reclaiming the Future'

Start: Oct 8, 2014 5:30:00 PM
End: Oct 8, 2014 7:30:00 PM

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UCL-Institute of the Americas is pleased to host the launch of Argentina since the 2001 Crisis: Recovering the Past, Reclaiming the Future (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) edited by Cara Levey, Daniel Ozarow and Christopher Wylde

IHR Latin American History Seminar Series: 60 Years of Research in Latin American History in the UK

Start: Oct 21, 2014 5:30:00 PM
End: Oct 21, 2014 7:00:00 PM

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Chris Abel (UCL) - The Institute of Historical Research (IHR) and UCL-Institute of the Americas would like to invite you to attend this event, part of the IHR's Latin American History Series. For further information, registration and queries, please contact the IHR directly.

Seminar: Evo's Bolivia: Continuity and Change

Start: Oct 23, 2014 6:00:00 PM
End: Oct 23, 2014 8:00:00 PM

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Linda Farthing - When Evo Morales came to power in 2006, expectations were high that Bolivia's first indigenous president would transform the country. Based on a forthcoming book written with Ben Kohl, Farthing’s talk will examine how well Morales and his movement towards Socialism has done in achieving goals of greater equality and inclusion in South America's poorest country.

Seminar: China and Latin America: from Cyberspace to the Farm Gate

Start: Oct 27, 2014 5:30:00 PM
End: Oct 27, 2014 7:30:00 PM

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Adrian H. Hearn (University of Melbourne) and Ariel C. Armony (University of Miami) - China’s growing influence in Latin America is evident in the growth of bilateral trade to $240 (£143) billion in 2013, and a new wave of investment announced during Xi Jinping’s July 2014 regional tour. Alongside mining and energy, agriculture has become critical to Sino-Latin cooperation, driven by unprecedented demand for food as Chinese cities progress toward the target of one billion residents. Chinese acquisition of Latin American land for food production has proven more contentious than investment in other primary sectors, mainly because of local suspicion of Chinese state-owned enterprises. In Brazil, which provided 45 per cent of China’s 2013 soybean imports (amounting to 33 million metric tons worth $17.2 billion), President Rousseff has warned that 'inane xenophobia' may ward off Chinese investment.

Seminar: Looking back and looking forward: national identity and language attitudes amongst migrants in Montreal

Start: Oct 27, 2014 6:00:00 PM
End: Oct 27, 2014 7:30:00 PM

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Dr Ruth Kircher (Liverpool Hope University) - Quebec is Canada’s only province with a francophone majority, and French there thus faces the challenge of English not only as the global lingua franca but also as the language of upward mobility in the country at large. It is generally assumed that the future of French in Quebec will be determined in the province’s urban centre, Montreal, which is home not only to many francophones but also to significant communities of anglophones and allophones – people whose mother tongue is neither English nor French.

Seminar: The Dangers of Reclaiming Land in Colombia: the Experiences of Yomaira Mendoza and Enrique Cabezas

Start: Oct 28, 2014 6:00:00 PM
End: Oct 28, 2014 7:30:00 PM

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In 2011 the Colombian government passed the Victims and Land Restoration Law in order to grant reparations to the victims of the armed conflict and restore the land that the victims had been forcibly displaced from. In 2012, the Colombian Peace Process held in Cuba and headed by the Santos administration was initiated. In spite of the peace process, the situation remains extremely dangerous for community leaders involved in land restitution processes in Colombia. Following relentless persecution and threats, some of them have had to leave the region and the country. Two leaders who are currently living in exile - Yomaira Mendoza and Enrique Cabezas - are visiting the UK to share their experiences.
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