NACLA Update: Save the date for two upcoming events!




Dear Friends,

It's a busy month at NACLA! Our Spring issue was sent to the printer last week (it should be arriving in your mailboxes within the next few weeks) and we are now gearing up for our Summer issue on post-Chávez Venezuela.

We are also holding two events in April and we hope you'll join us!

The Politics of Power: Climate Justice in South America

This panel discussion, which celebrates the launch of our Spring report, will address the question: "The Climate Debt: Who Profits and Who Pays?" It will focus on the ambiguous role extractive industries, mostly based in the Global North, play in both the economic development and environmental degradation of countries of the Global South. Participants will include Nicole Fabricant, guest editor of NACLA's Spring report, who will talk about the politics of the generation of power in Bolivia; Gerardo Renique, who will talk about the role that extractivism has played in Peru's economy; and Dada Maheshvarananda, whose talk will focus on global capital and the environment in Venezuela.


Event Details
April 22, 2013
4:00 pm
King Juan Carlos I of  Spain Center
53 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012

The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, call 646.535.9085 or email Reporters interested in attending must RSVP to James Devitt, NYU's Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or

Crisis and Class, Advance and Retreat: The Antinomies of the Latin American Left

Speaker:  Jeff Webber, Lecturer, School of Politics and International Relations, Queen Mary, University of London. 

Jeff is the author of  From Rebellion to Reform in Bolivia: Class Struggle, Indigenous Liberation, and the Politics of Evo Morales (2011) and co-editor with Barry Carr of  The New Latin American Left: Cracks in the Empire (2013).

This talk explores the dramatic resurgence of the Left in Latin America since the late 1990s. Offering a comprehensive account of the complexities and nuances of the shifting political tides in the region, the argument provides both a theoretical framework for assessing the state of the Left and a set of cases highlighting key movements, successes, and failures. It will discuss the specificities of the new Left in Bolivia (under Evo Morales), Ecuador (under Rafael Correa), and Venezuela (under Hugo Chávez), drawing on multiple periods of fieldwork in each country over the last four years.

Event Details:
April 26, 2013
12:30 - 2pm
Room 701
King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center

The Latest from NACLA Online:

Kevin Edmonds: From Bad to Worse: Canada's Development Agenda in the Americas

Emily Achtenberg: Bolivia: The Unfinished Business of Land Reform

Jeremy Slack and Daniel Eduardo Martínez: Families or workers? Criminals or migrants?

NACLA Radio: What Next, Venezuela? A Roundtable Discussion

Nazih Richani: SOUTHCOM General John Kelly and the War in Colombia

NACLA is looking for interns! To view current openings, visit our employment page.

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