In the 1960s, a Peruvian peasant uprising was led by a man named Hugo Blanco. Because of his part in this movement, Blanco was sentenced to twenty-five years in prison where he wrote the book Land or Death: The Peasant Struggle in Peru.
Despite all of the strife he’s gone through in terms of death threats and torture, Blanco continues to fight for indigenous rights in Latin America, and on 13 October, 2010 Blanco will be speaking in Cardiff about the major issues.
As the struggle against Neoliberalism continues, Blanco remains a strong activist for the people and the environment. For this event, Blanco will discuss the wider movements in social and ecological justice and specifically, the conflict between the native group Aidesep with the Peruvian government as well as the fight to save the Amazon rainforest.
The talk begins at 7 PM on Wednesday 13 October and will be held at the Main Building, Cardiff University, Park Place, Cardiff (Opposite Student Union).
To learn more about Hugo Blanco, visit this website: www.sfu.ca/las/news/documents/Biography_HugoBlanco.pdf.