Latin American Spring: Unrest, Protest, and Regional Uncertainty

LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections presents a foro urgente. Over the past week, Chile has seen its worst political turmoil and repression since the return to democracy three decades ago. Chilean president Sebastián Piñera went so far as to call a state of emergency, declaring that the country is at war. But Chile is not alone in this level of unrest: Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Haiti, Peru, and Venezuela have also experienced mass protests in the last year.

What are the causes of this recent wave of protests, and what is likely to be their long-term impact? Will the protests bring about significant change in the prevailing economic models and political power structures in the region, or are they likely to fizzle out or yield only cosmetic changes?

This foro urgente will reflect upon the causes and likely consequences of mass unrest in the region.

Panelists include Luis Cárcamo Huechante, The University of Texas at Austin; Clara Han, John Hopkins University; and Juan Pablo Luna, Universidad Católica de Chile.

For more information, contact Paloma Díaz.

Monday, October 28, 2019 at 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Benson Latin American Collection, 2nd floor conference room
2300 Red River Street, Austin, TX 78712-1469

Event Type

Arts & Humanities, Policy & Law, Diversity


College of Liberal Arts

Target Audience

Students, General Public



Free and open to the public

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