On the 28th of May, Dr. Pedro Páez Pérez, professor at the Central University of Ecuador and specialist on economic development and the political economy, joined IPB to discuss contemporary Latin American politics with particular attention to the ascension of far-right forces to power and their role in the militarization of the region.In recent years, Latin American politics has shifted and brought to power far-right leaders. A central aspect of these politicians’ platforms has been a glorification of national militaries and policies of confrontation. Such positions highlight the increasing militarization of the region. Dr. Páez will cover these developments and provide insights into what this means for the future of the region.
The presentation was followed by a discussion with almost 30 participants.