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

Human rights, Disappearances, Debt and Free Trade in Argentina and Latin America: In Conversation with Nora Cortiñas and Beverly Keene
Date
02 Nov 2017, 18:00 to 02 Nov 2017, 20:00
Type
Seminar
Venue
The Beveridge Hall, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Description

Nora Cortiñas, co-founder of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo and a current leader of its Linea Fundadora

Beverly Keene, Director of Jubileo Sur-Dialogo 2000, an NGO that campaigns to against illegitimate external debts in Latin America and the Caribbean


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.


The visit of Nora Cortiñas

 and Beverly Keene is organised by the Argentina Solidarity Campaign. For more information on the background, please visit the following link. Entry is free but donations can be made towards the costs of Nora and Beverly’s visit here: https://www.crowdpac.co.uk/campaigns/4667/argentina-solidarity-campaign

The talk will be in English, but Nora’s contribution will be in Spanish with an English translation.


Space is limited, please register early.

Photo Credit: Augusto Starita / Ministerio de Cultura de la Nación


Contact

Human Rights Consortium
hrc@sas.ac.uk
020 7862 8833