What does the emergence of various left-wing governments mean for countries in Latin America?
Presented by Professor Charles Beatty-Medina.
Electoral results in Latin America over the past four years have led many observers of the regional/political scene to discern a left-wing surge in the hemisphere, reminiscent of the so-called “Pink Tide” that swept the area some 20 years ago. But how much do these politicians actually have in common? What implication does their ascendency have for the region?
Professor Charles Beatty-Medina, specializes in the history of Colonial Latin America, the African Diaspora the Atlantic, and the circum-Caribbean region. In addition to research at numerous U.S. archives and collections, he has undertaken archival research in Ecuador, Spain, Colombia, and Mexico. His publications examine the African maroon societies of colonial Ecuador and African slave resistance.