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Cuba, The Pink Tide & revolution in Latin America

Saturday 26 Oct 2019 2:00pm

International Socialism


Room B20
Birkbeck
Malet St
London
WC1E

At the turn of the century, Latin America saw an inspiring rise in popular mobilisations against neoliberalism by workers, peasants and indigenous organisations. A reflection of this was the election of several left wing governments, known as the Pink Tide, which became a model for anticapitalists across the world.
This mood seems to be coming to an end. Venezuela is in acute crisis. The Bolivian and Ecuadorian governments are embracing neoliberal policies and, worst of all, Jair Bolsonaro is president of Brazil.
Argentina has also faced years of neoliberal government, although the centre-left appear to be making a comeback.
The victories of left governments, notably in Venezuela, also gave breathing space to the Cuban regime established 60 years ago by the revolution led by Fidel Castro's guerrillas. Even there, the Cuban rulers are seeking to break from decades of isolation by embracing the market.
This event will bring together Cuban revolutionaries, academics and activists to analyse the processes that have taken place in Latin America, and why Hugo Chavez's promise of socialism in the 21st century remains to be fulfilled.
The event will have two sessions with speakers to be announced:
60 years on from the revolution: where is Cuba going?
Brazil and Venezuela: the retreat of the Pink Tide
For more info go to www.isj.org.uk, 0207 840 5640 or isj@swp.org.uk
To book your place go to the Eventbrite page here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cuba-the-pink-tide-and-revolution-in-latin-america-tickets-64365974362

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Saturday 26 Oct 2019 2:00pm
till 6:00pm
Add to Calendar 26-10-2019 14:00 26-10-2019 18:00 Europe/London International Socialism: Cuba, The Pink Tide & revolution in Latin America <p><img alt='' class='article_style1' src='https://scontent-bru2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/67402085_3027077033999879_5043634783511379968_o.jpg?_nc_cat=104&amp;_nc_oc=AQnLD84La4E5rwHDaQKck04vEw7sWZuwSc1CUof9E_yNJL84-hvFjZnCUHRKUGYwNLQ&amp;_nc_ht=scontent-bru2-1.xx&amp;oh=85a480df6af1027d7eb99259916d0b80&amp;oe=5E1BBA11' /></p> <div class='_63eu _63ev' style='-webkit-text-stroke-width:0px; background-color:#ffffff; box-sizing:border-box; color:#1d2129; font-family:Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-variant-caps:normal; font-variant-ligatures:normal; font-weight:400; letter-spacing:normal; max-height:none; orphans:2; overflow-wrap:break-word; overflow:visible; padding:12px; text-align:start; text-decoration-color:initial; text-decoration-style:initial; text-indent:0px; text-transform:none; white-space:normal; widows:2; word-spacing:0px'> <div class='_63ew' data-testid='event-permalink-details' style='font-family:inherit; white-space:pre-wrap'><span>At the turn of the century, Latin America saw an inspiring rise in popular mobilisations against neoliberalism by workers, peasants and indigenous organisations. A reflection of this was the election of several left wing governments, known as the Pink Tide, which became a model for anticapitalists across the world.<br /> <span>This mood seems to be coming to an end. Venezuela is in acute crisis. The Bolivian and Ecuadorian governments are embracing neoliberal policies and, worst of all, Jair Bolsonaro is president of Brazil.<br /> <span>Argentina has also faced years of neoliberal government, although the centre-left appear to be making a comeback.<br /> <span>The victories of left governments, notably in Venezuela, also gave breathing space to the Cuban regime established 60 years ago by the revolution led by Fidel Castro&#39;s guerrillas. Even there, the Cuban rulers are seeking to break from decades of isolation by embracing the market.<br /> <span>This event will bring together Cuban revolutionaries, academics and activists to analyse the processes that have taken place in Latin America, and why Hugo Chavez&#39;s promise of socialism in the 21st century remains to be fulfilled.<br /> <span>The event will have two sessions with speakers to be announced:<br /> <span>60 years on from the revolution: where is Cuba going?<br /> <span>Brazil and Venezuela: the retreat of the Pink Tide<br /> <span>For more info go to <a href='https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.isj.org.uk%2F%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR1hci6uL-FcGUorbqTqCo5Q28FWbbZYUt22BQlp6rZwhNwlQSIKTEO9ijM&amp;h=AT11_ylC9ioA8LcwPkyXJRl2rgFfIPxlHJ5AfPfAuHuUOTLcu8Y7FEMnrxQ91Jl6Q2oMgjN_mKc8PUse9sdNgAht_XODiyzWnsyVgHsLO3fyqGq0ZZJbTSq8yTwDXRmt' rel='nofollow noopener' style='color: rgb(56, 88, 152); cursor: pointer; text-decoration-line: none; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);' target='_blank'>www.isj.org.uk</a><span>, 0207 840 5640 or isj@swp.org.uk<br /> <span>To book your place go to the Eventbrite page here: <a href='https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cuba-the-pink-tide-and-revolution-in-latin-america-tickets-64365974362?fbclid=IwAR1KoJfa4W6vO19NKSJiRVKe1cNx-b9xfOOGy0eP-Q2hA6piKRqqYFyz4Xs' rel='nofollow noopener' style='color: rgb(56, 88, 152); cursor: pointer; text-decoration-line: none; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);' target='_blank'>https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cuba-the-pink-tide-and-revolution-in-latin-america-tickets-64365974362</a></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span> <p><a href='https://www.facebook.com/events/2420998317959958/'><span>Facebook event</span></a></p> </div> </div> Room B20, Birkbeck, WC1E International Socialism DD/MM/YYYY

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Room B20
Birkbeck
Malet St
London
WC1E

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