Crimes Against Humanity in Latin America Series

Crimes Against Humanity in Latin America Series

 


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Past Events

Crimes Against Humanity in Latin America: Brazil

Presenter(s):
Roberto Simon
Date:
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 15:30
Roberto Simon discussed his book, "O Brasil Contra a Democracia: A Ditadura, O Golpe no Chile, E a Guerra Fria na America do Sul," which focuses on the role that Brazil played in the cold war and how the Brazilian Military Dictatorship sought to influence regional affairs, including Chile's own anti-democratic struggles.
 
Roberto Simon is a journalist and political risk analyst focused on Brazil and Latin America. Simon was a columnist for Brazil’s Folha de S. Paulo daily and Americas Quarterly, and a Senior Director of Policy at Americas Society / Council of the Americas. Previously, he worked as the lead Latin America political risk analyst for FTI Consulting. Simon for a decade as a foreign correspondent with O Estado de S. Paulo, covering events across Latin America and in the Middle East.
 

Crimes Against Humanity in Latin America Series: Mexico

Presenter(s):
Adriana Miramontes Olivas
Date:
Monday, March 8, 2021 - 15:30

As part of CLAS' Crimes Against Humanity in Latin America Series, Adriana Miramontes Olivas (Pitt PhD candidate in the History of Art and Architecture Department) gave a presentation on "Del Femi-Juvenicidio al Neoliberarchivo: Art, Archives, and the Pursuit of Human Rights - A discussion on Femicide along the US/Mexico border." The event took place on International Women's Day to remember those women who have been killed. 

Photo credit: Jorge Uzon/AFP

Crimes Against Humanity in Latin America Series: Nicaragua

Presenter(s):
Pedro X. Molina & Mario Sanchez
Date:
Monday, January 25, 2021 - 18:00
While the CLAS @ Pitt Crimes Against Humanity Series previously focused on well-documented and covered crimes and government policies in the Southern Cone (Argentina, Chile and Brazil in particular), more recent, ongoing issues involving large-scale dynamics are ever more important. One such case is Colombia and the worrying trend of targeted assassination of community activists involved in the transformational potential of the Peace Process that commenced with the 2016 Peace Accords of the Santos administration (2010-2018).
 
On February 25th, acclaimed editorial cartoonist Pedro X. Molina (in exile in the United States) and UCA’s Mario Sánchez, a Social Scientist, reflected on the events that followed the student protests of April 2018 in Nicaragua, as well as the antecedents and the political and social context within which their echo has impacted daily life in the country.
 
Photo credit: Orlando Valenzuela

Crimes Against Humanity in Latin America Series: Octubre23 Film Screening

Presenter(s):
Oscar Edelstein
Date:
Friday, October 23, 2020 - 17:30

“Octubre23, una historia de estudiantes secundarios” es una búsqueda de desempolvar, de ponerle luz y nombres a esas fotos borrosas, tan lejanas como cercanas, de “los desaparecidos”. Es la necesidad de indagar en esas historias que nos acompañan a lo largo de una vida. Es revisar qué hicimos con esa llaga: la desaparición. Es el camino de identidad de un barrio, de un país. Es el patio de un colegio. Es la adolescencia y sus sueños y pesadillas. Es una película documental auto gestionada nacida de la voluntad de construir memoria y resignificar un pasado más presente que nunca.

 

-Directors of the film

Crimes Against Humanity in Latin America Series: Argentina, Brazil, & Chile

Presenter(s):
Pablo Salinas & Carol Proner
Date:
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 15:30

We welcomed Pablo Salinas, who talked about Crimes Against Humanity in Argentina and Chile and we welcomed Carol Proner, who talked about Crimes Against Humanity in Brazil.

Crimes Against Humanity in Latin America Series: Colombia

Presenter(s):
Sebastian Cuellar
Date:
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 15:30

Sebastian Cuellar gave a talk on Crimes Against Humanity in Colombia.