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March 30, 2016

Cecilia Martinez-Gallardo, Associate Professor of Political Science

From the Monroe Doctrine to the Good Neighbor Policy, politics in Latin America have been too often defined in terms of U.S. interests and resistance to them. At the end of the Cold War, the U.S. had fewer pretexts for intervention in regional governments and political processes, and Latin America saw a marked increase in democratically-elected leaders. Cecilia Martinez-Gallardo will evaluate the prospects for democracy in the region and cover some of the main challenges to its consolidation, including economic crisis, violence, and corruption.

TIME: 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

All Humanities in Action events take place at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. There are no preparatory readings for these events.

Program Tuition: Register ahead of time and pay $18.00 per program or pay only $8 if you are a member of the UNC General Alumni Association (GAA). To check your membership status or to join the GAA, please visit or call 800.962.0742. GAA membership is open to all UNC alumni and friends. Tuition is $20.00 for everyone paying at the door.

Flyleaf Books: Location and Contact Info

752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd (Historic Airport Rd)
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Next to The Root Cellar (Formerly Foster’s Market)
Phone# 919-942-7373

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