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Guatemala Crisis – Central American Spring? Panel on Sept 24

Dr. Eduardo Stein Barrillas to lead discussion of political crisis in Central America

Dr. Eduardo Stein Barrillas to lead discussion of political crisis in Central America

Many MPA/MA IR students have been working tirelessly to put together what promises to be an interesting talk and panel discussion on the current political crisis in Guatemala.  PLACA – the Program on Latin and Caribbean America  – just one of many regional centers located within the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, is the major sponsor of this event. Professor Rafael Fernandez de Castro will serve as moderator of the event, which features our guest speaker, Dr. Eduardo Stein Barrillas, former Vice President of Guatemala (2004-08).

“Guatemala is facing a major political crisis. A UN Commission helped uncover a corruption scheme that shook Guatemala’s regime.  Both the President and Vice President of the country resigned and were jailed.  

Honduras and El Salvador are following suit in this widespread anti-corruption sentiment. Could this be a tipping point to a “Central American Spring”?  Dr. Eduardo Stein Barrillas, former Vice President of Guatemala, will lead a panel discussion of the effects of UN intervention and civil society movements in Central America.”

Thursday, September 24, Noon, Public Events Room, Free and Open to the Public

Maxwell’s Latin and Caribbean American Regional Focus
Many students with interests in this region of the world, benefit from membership in PLACA each year, or just by attending their events. The Maxwell School/ SU offers a Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in Latin America and the Caribbean available to students enrolled across all disciplines, including IR and PA.

 

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