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 LAS 380.1.
(16949, América Latina Actual (desde 1973))
Location: Liberal Arts at UAM