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Cecilia Martinez-Gallardo: “The Challenges to Democracy in Latin America’”
March 30, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm$18
From the Monroe Doctrine to the Good Neighbor Policy, politics in Latin America have been too often defined in terms of U.S. interests and resistance to them. At the end of the Cold War, the U.S. had fewer pretexts for intervention in regional governments and political processes, and Latin America saw a marked increase in democratically-elected leaders. Cecilia Martinez-Gallardo will evaluate the prospects for democracy in the region and cover some of the main challenges to its consolidation, including economic crisis, violence and corruption.
This lecture is part of the Humanities in Action series presented by the Program in Humanities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For more information, please visit the event page.