International Colloquium: Latin America and the Caribbean between the Independence of Colonial Metropolises and Emancipatory Integration

Casa de las Américas is hosting the International Colloquium on “Latin America and the Caribbean between the Independence of Colonial Metropolises and Emancipatory Integration” to be held from November 22 to 24, 2010. The conference will include “Voces en libertad,” an exhibition of posters on the bicentenary of the dawn (1910) of Latin American emancipation movements.

Opening remarks will be delivered by Casa de las Américas Director Roberto Fernández Retamar. Panels will include philosophers, historians, political scientists, writers, and other scholars from all over Latin America, who will discuss themes related to independence movements and their leaders, leading figures in pro-independence thought, revolutions and battles through two centuries, political movements, social justice and human rights, and present day challenges.

Speakers and moderators include Atilio Boron, Enrique Dussel, and Claudio Katz from Argentina; Theotonio dos Santos from Brasil; Grínor Rojo from Chile; Renán Vega Cantor from Colombia; Daniel Camacho and Franz Hinkelammert from Costa Rica; Aurelio Alonso, Roberto Fernández Retamar, Fernando Martínez Heredia, Isabel Monal, Alberto Prieto, Pedro Pablo Rodríguez, Luis Suárez Salazar, Juan Valdés Paz, Sergio Guerra Vilaboy from Cuba; Jaime Galarza from Ecuador; Pablo González Casanova, Ana Esther Ceceña, and Beatriz Stolowicz from México; Marco A. Gandásegui Jr. from Panamá; Manuel Monereo from Spain; Walter Martínez and Carmen Bohórquez from Venezuela. Pablo González Casanova will be in charge of the closing remarks.

[Many thanks to Ariel Camejo for bringing this item to our attention.]

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Image: Painting of Francisco de Miranda by Martín Tovar y Tovar.

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