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Book launch: 'Mexico and The Caribbean Under Castro's Eyes'

27 February 2019, 5:30 pm–7:30 pm

Old Americas

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All | UCL staff | UCL students | UCL alumni | Invitation Only




Daisy Voake – Institute of Americas
+44 (0)2031089721


50 Gordon Square
371: 49-51 Gordon Square
49-51 Gordon Square
United Kingdom

We are delighted to host the launch of the latest book by Professor Colin Clarke, Mexico and The Caribbean Under Castro's Eyes: A Journal of Decolonization, State Formation and Democratization (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019). Professor Clarke's third and final journal based on field research in Mexico and the Caribbean in the 1960s and 1970s, deals with the aftermath of the Castro Revolution in Cuba in 1959, and its impact on the adjacent region where its reverberations could be clearly detected during the period 1960 to 1980. Whereas the first two journals (Jamaica Journals 1961 and 1968 2016 and Post-Colonial Trinidad 2010 dealt with racial struggles in Jamaica and Trinidad, Mexico and The Caribbean under Castro's Eyes extends the analysis of decolonisation, state formation and democratisation to other Caribbean islands and to the Mexican state.

About the Speaker

Colin Clarke

Emeritus Professor at Oxford University

Colin Clarke, Emeritus Professor, Oxford University, Colin Clarke is an Emeritus Professor of Geography at Oxford University and an Emeritus Fellow of Jesus College. He was formerly Head of the School of Geography and the Environment at Oxford, and previously Reader in Geography and Latin American Studies at Liverpool University.

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