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Rise and Downfall of the Left in Latin America

  • Appleton Tower, Lecture Theatre 2 (map)

The 21st Century saw in Latin America a surge of left-leaning governments. The last five years have shown a different story, as right-leaning leaders came to power in countries such as Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil, be it through elections or impeachment mechanisms. Some of those governments such Temer’s in Brazil enjoy extremely low approval rates (5%), in fact the worst in the country’s history. Other countries such as Venezuela are immersed in chaos as the Maduro government uses its last cards against a growing opposition.

Trying help you understand all this, the Edinburgh Political Union and the Edinburgh University Latin American Society have teamed up to bring you a panel of experts in Latin America to discuss the rise and downfall of the Left in the region. We will be joined by Dr. Julia Calvert (Uni of Edinburgh), Dr. Karen Siegel (Uni of Glasgow) and Dr. Andrea Oelsner (Uni of Aberdeen).

Earlier Event: October 19
Postgraduate Studies as the Next Step
Later Event: October 24
Leviathan Pub Quiz