THE BICENTENNIAL OF INDEPENDENCE AND THE CHALLENGES OF LATIN AMERICA TODAY
Chair: Juan Manuel Delgado Estrada
Co-chair: Melgris Jose Becerra-Ruiz
The recent changes in Latin America are expressed not only in increasingly original and active social and popular movements but also in a new political scenario marked by the existence of center-left governments under strong pressure from civil society and movements dough. This new situation is redefining the political scenario in the region and is opening a historical process that presents new elements that will profoundly influence the immediate economic, political, cultural and social dynamics, but also in the medium and long term. A more objective understanding of this new conjuncture in the region calls for a deeply historical and geographical analysis, capable of taking stock of the secular struggle of progressive forces that has generated an extremely rich accumulation of experiences. Secular struggle that has to do with key elements of our identity as Latin Americans, as self-governing nations that have a cultural presence based on their own civilizing force. OBJECTIVE: To make visible Latin American critical thinking and its contributions in the understanding of global dynamics. CONTENT: Understanding the historical process in Latin America Changes in the Latin American geopolitical game New socio-political territorialities Coloniality and the construction of Latin America.