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Rise of left in Latin America is topic, Dec. 6-8

Scholars, politicians and policymakers from the United States and Latin America will convene for a conference on "Globalization and the Rise of the Left in Latin America" Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 6-8, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Conference participants will examine the identity, origin and future of left-wing power in Latin America, focusing on its implications for economic freedom and democratic institutions. Speakers will include Arturo Cruz, Nicaragua's ambassador to the United States; Ricardo López Murphy, Argentina's former defense and economic minister; Paulo Paiva, Brazil's former labor minister; and Sergio Ramírez, Nicaragua's former vice president.

The conference is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Witherspoon Institute. Sessions are scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Dec. 6; 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 7; and 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 8.

More information can be found on the Witherspoon Institute's website at

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