LAS380.1 Latin America Today (Since 1973) (at UAM)

Open only to students accepted to the special program Madrid Center & Liberal Arts in Spanish at UAM

Taught in Spanish. This course covers the political international, economic, cultural and social aspects of the history of Latin America. Topics include:

  • Latin America in the present time.
  • National security coups and dictatorships in the Southern Cone. Civil Wars and guerillas in Central America. The Sandinista Revolution.
  • Latin America and the Second Cold War.
  • The Lost Decade. Political transitions, democratic change and social crisis.
  • Opening, neo-liberalism and economic reforms. Washington’s consensus and the model for development. Argentina and Peru.
  • Post-Cold War Latin America. Peace processes in Central America. Open integration and regionalism.
  • Artistic culture and creation in Latin America Cuba. The survival of the revolution.
  • Social movements and citizen construction.
  • The new Left. Political models and processes. Neo-populism (Venezuela, Ecuador), multinational state (Bolivia), democratic depth (Brazil, Uruguay, Chile). The Mexican reality.
  • Latin America in the Global Era. Identity and Bicentennial. Brazil as an emerging power.

Meets with HST 380.1.

(16949, América Latina Actual (desde 1973))

Department: Latino-Latin American Studies

Locations: Liberal Arts at UAM, Madrid

Credits: 3