Latin America Conference 2017
Congress House, London
Saturday, 2 December 2017, 9:15am
With countries across in Latin America facing a resurgent right and the threat of intervention from Trump, this year's Latin America Conference will be the most crucial yet. Over 50 speakers are set to speak representing progressive movements and governments from across Latin America, alongside politicians, journalists, trade unionists and campaigners from the UK around the world.
● Ken Loach ● David Choquehuanca Cespedes, ALBA general secretary & former Bolivian Foreign Minister ● Egle Sanchez, Venezuelan TUC ● HE Teresita Vicente, Cuba ● HE Carlos Abad, Ecuador ● Victoria Brittain, journalist ● Chris Williamson MP ● HE Rocio Maniero, Venezuela ● George Galloway ● HE Roberto Calzadilla, Bolivia ● Ken Livingstone ● HE Guisell Morales-Echaverry, Nicaragua ● Ben Chacko, Morning Star ● Julia Felmanas, Brazil ● Kevin Courtney, NEU ● Tony Burke, Unite ● Lauren Collins, academic ● Jeremy Dear, Int. Journalists Fed. ● Lindsey German, Stop the War ● Kate Hudson, CND ● Sally Hunt, TUC ● Tony Kapcia, academic ● Grace Livingstone, author ● Christine Blower, NEU (NUT section) ● Pablo Navarrete, Alborada ● David Raby, academic ● Sian Errington, Stand up to Trump ● Francisco Dominguez, academic ● Bernard Regan, CSC ● Derek Wall, Green Party ● Colin Burgon, former MP ● Doug Nicholls, GFTU ●
Sessions on Cuba include:
1] Che Guevara - a revolutionary legacy
Fifty years after the CIA ordered the assassination of Ernesto Che Guevara in Bolivia, the legacy of the Argentinian revolutionary is as powerful as ever. We look back on his life, role in the Cuban Revolution, and how his ideas continue to help shape a better, more just world, in Cuba, Latin America and beyond. With Dr Steve Wilkinson, academic and expert on Cuba and Bernard Regan, National Secretary, Cuba Solidarity Campaign.
2] Democracy in Cuba - the 2018 elections and beyond
Raul Castro intends to step down as president of Cuba following the country’s 2018 elections, in accordance with the new ten year term limit. As the "revolutionary generation" retires from public office, how will Cuba’s system of participatory democracy give the people a say in decision making and choosing their leaders of tomorrow? Lauren Collins, academic and researcher on Cuban democracy and Tony Kapcia, head of the University of Nottingham’s Centre for Research on Cuba.
3] Back to the future with Donald Trump
Donald Trump has turned back the clock on Cuba-US relations to win right-wing votes in Miami. His aggressive posturing has mutated into concrete measures against the island, tightening the blockade and attacking diplomatic relations. How will Cuban socialism survive the onslaught and what can solidarity campaigners do to help? With H.E. Teresita Vicente, Cuban Ambassador, George Galloway, former MP and broadcaster, Philipa Harvey, former NUT President, and Rob Miller, CSC director.
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The Conference takes place on Saturday December 2, 9.15am registration for 9.45am start, Congress House, 23-28 Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3LW.