Human rights, Disappearances, Debt and Free Trade in Argentina and Latin America: In Conversation with Nora Cortiñas and Beverly Keene

Given the forced disappearance of Santiago Maldonado, missing since he was detained by the National Gendarmerie while supporting a Mapuche community in Patagonia, the timing for this visit could not be more important. Nora will incorporate her own experiences of campaigning for justice for “The Disappeared” during Argentina’s last dictatorship, including for her own son since 1977, and offer her reflections on the human and labour rights scenario in Argentina and Latin America today in light of the return of right-wing governments.

The discussions will also cover further human and labour rights issues, debt and trade in Latin America, as well as other global issues, especially with eyes on the fact that Buenos Aires will host a WTO leaders’ summit in December 2017 and the G20 Summit next year.
Please join us for this timely meeting, which is an incredibly rare opportunity to hear one of the Mothers speak in the UK.

Nora's contribution will be in Spanish with an English translation. 

Sponsors: Institute of Latin American Studies, School of Advanced Study and the Argentina Solidarity Campaign. 

Speaker(s): 
Nora Cortiñas (Co-founder of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo) and Beverly Keene (Director of Jubileo Sur-Dialogo 2000, NGO)
Organisations: 
Event date: 
Thursday, 2 November 2017 - 6:00pm
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