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London examines the reality of Latin America

An event concerning this theme will take place on the 1st December and will include speeches by academics, Latin American ambassadors and activists, who will discuss themes such as peace processes, economic models and problems faced by these countries.


Latin America faces a stage of changes and possibilities of progress and growth and therefore there are many scholars, professionals and journalists who discuss and study themes related to such content.

The event “Latin America 2012”, which will take place in London, will pay special attention to the realities of these countries via conferences in relation to the distortion in the media, the peace process in Colombia, the intervention by the United States in varying countries of the region and the updating of Cuba’s economic socialist model, amongst others.

The presentations will begin with presentations by personalities like Alicia Castro, ambassador of Argentina, Esther Armenteros, ambassador of Cuba and Ken Livingston, ex mayor of the city of London as well as including opinions from journalists Owen Jones, Victoria Brittain and Seumas Milne.

Ken Livingston

The conferences, which will be attended by other participants such as academics from prestigious universities, will discuss such varied relevant themes like the question of the Falkland Islands, global warming and austerity.

More and more Latin American countries aim for social equality with the objective of obtaining greater justice within the region. Some of the most successful strategies that are being carried out in recent times are those committed to infrastructure and education; aspects considered fundamental for the development of Latin American countries.

Date and Time: Saturday 1st December 2012, 9.30am-5.00 pm. Location: Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL. For more information: http://www.latinamericaconference.org.uk/

(Translated by: Eleanor Gooch – Email: eleanor.gooch@googlemail.com)

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