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Defending Human Rights in Oaxaca, Mexico
Actividad de centro | 2017-10-18 (Reino Unido - UCL Institute of the Americas, 51 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PN)

Defending Human Rights in Oaxaca, Mexico

UCL Institute of the Americas and Peace Brigades International UK (PBI UK) co-organise this discussion with two prominent human rights defenders from the state of Oaxaca (Mexico). Rosalinda Dionicio is a Mexican human rights defender from the state of Oaxaca. Rosalinda is a spokeswoman for COPUVO, United Peoples of Valle de Ocotlán, a group that brings together local communities that oppose the Minera Cuzcatlán mine.
Eva Perón and the Women's Vote: Credit Where It's Due?
Actividad de centro | 2017-11-02 (Reino Unido - UCL Institute of the Americas, 51 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PN)

Eva Perón and the Women's Vote: Credit Where It's Due?

2017 marks the 70th anniversary of female suffrage in Argentina. Although Eva Perón has often been credited with being the driving force behind the granting of women's suffrage in 1947, in fact it was the culmination of a long struggle by women’s rights lobbyists. However, Evita’s role in organising and using the women's vote, and in giving women a political model, was crucial at the time and perhaps also had longer-term effects.
Dr Aleida Guevara on Cuban Medical Internationalism
Actividad de centro | 2017-11-10 (Reino Unido - UCL Institute of the Americas, 51 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PN)

Dr Aleida Guevara on Cuban Medical Internationalism

Cuba sends medical brigades in response to disasters, has established health centres in low-income and remote areas and trains medical practitioners from across the developing world. Dr Guevara, who has participated in international missions in Angola, Ecuador and Nicaragua, will explain the internationalist philosophy that underlies this work, as well as its challenges and achievements.
Trump's Wall at Nixon's Border: How Richard Nixon's 'Operation Intercept' of 1969 laid foundations for the Hemispheric Drug War and the Border Wall
Actividad de centro | 2017-11-14 (Reino Unido - UCL Institute of the Americas, 51 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PN)

Trump's Wall at Nixon's Border: How Richard Nixon's 'Operation Intercept' of 1969 laid foundations for the Hemispheric Drug War and the Border Wall

In September 1969 the Nixon Administration launched Operation Intercept along the U.S.-Mexico border and at each of its crossing points. Intercept's stated aims were to end trafficking of marijuana and pills from Mexico to the United States. Intercept brought more than 2,000 federal agents to the border, most of whom were involved in searching every single person, vehicle or plane as they crossed northwards.
Activism in Zones of Violence and Institutional Fragility: The Case of Michoacán, Mexico
Actividad de centro | 2017-11-29 (Reino Unido - UCL Institute of the Americas, 51 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PN)

Activism in Zones of Violence and Institutional Fragility: The Case of Michoacán, Mexico

Drawing on fresh research from a large ESRC-funded team project in Mexico, I will address the challenges faced by activists or rights defenders within contexts where they are not only fearful of violence but also frustrated by the inadequacy of institutional channels. In such difficult contexts, where state institutions may well be part of the problem, it would seem that activist groups have a vital role to play.

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En línea : The effect of district magnitude on electoral outcomes : Evidence from two natural experiments
in Argentina de Adrían Lucardi
How does district magnitude affect electoral outcomes ? This article addresses this question by exploiting a combination of two natural experiments in Argentina between 1985 and 2015. Argentine provinces elect half of their congressional delegation every two years, and thus districts with an odd number of representatives have varying magnitudes in different election years.
“Discontinuities and Resistance in Latin America”
Convocatoria | 2017-06-27 (Reino Unido - University of Leeds)

“Discontinuities and Resistance in Latin America”

Latin America is one of the world regions in which borders are malleable or fragile, yet resistant. As its nations seek to establish and assert themselves on a continental and global stage, challenging, and being challenged by, outside influences, historical, political, geographic and economic fault lines often appear to check progress and modernization.
Co-producing Brazilian prison order
Actividad de centro | 2017-06-07 (Reino Unido - UCL Institute of the Americas, 51 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PN)

Co-producing Brazilian prison order

Brazilian prisons are characterised by extraordinarily high levels of imprisonment, overcrowding and understaffing. Explanations for Brazilian punitivism largely reflect those that have been associated with the global export of American penal policies. Brazil is far more than an exemplary case of contemporary global punitivism, however.
City in Common: Culture and Community in Buenos Aires
Actividad de centro | 2017-05-31 (Reino Unido - UCL Institute of the Americas, 51 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PN)

City in Common: Culture and Community in Buenos Aires

Using Buenos Aires as his case study, James Scorer traces the figure and practice of 'the commons' in Argentine cultural production to explore how communities are variously shaped and contested within urban imaginaries. Exploring a diverse set of works, including literature, film, and comics, and engaging with urban theory, political philosophy, and Latin American cultural studies, he paints a portrait of a city caught between the opposing forces of commoning and fragmentation.
Book launch: 'Peru: Elite Power and Political Capture'
Actividad de centro | May 19, 2017 (Reino Unido - UCL Institute of the Americas, 51 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PN)

Book launch: 'Peru: Elite Power and Political Capture'

As a result of the liberalising reforms of the 1990s and the commodity super-cycle that followed, Peru's business elites have accumulated very substantial political power which they have deployed through a number of mechanisms to maintain an effective control over the key workings of the state.
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