April 28-29: Conference Commemorating 40 Years of the Latin American Left

University of Texas to Host Conference
Commemorating 40 Years of the Latin American Left
The University of Texas at Austin will host the conference What’s Left of the Latin American Left? April 28-29, 2008. This interdisciplinary event was organized to commemorate the fortieth anniversary of the events of 1968. The global upheavals of that spring triggered a new era of revolutionary violence in Latin American countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Guatemala.
Specialists in music, history, literary criticism, and art history will explore what remains of those movements, how they evolved, disappeared, or became neutralized, and what legacy, if any, remains of them in Latin America today. They will discuss topics including protest music in socialist Cuba, the new policies and politics of the Brazilian PT, and the current face of the Frente Sandinista.
The conference is sponsored by the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. It is free and open to the public and will take place in the AVAYA Auditorium of the ACES Building, on the corner of 24th St. and Speedway. Parking is available at the San Antonio Garage at 2420 San Antonio St. For the full program visit www.utexas.edu/cola/insts/llilas. For more information, contact Paola Bueché at (512) 232-2405 or pbueche@mail.utexas.edu.


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