Transnational Solidarity Relations with Revolutionary Movements in Latin America - 56th ICA Conference 2018, Salamanca

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Call for Papers
July 15, 2017 to October 20, 2017
Subject Fields: 
World History / Studies, Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies, Atlantic History / Studies

18/25. Transnational Solidarity Relations with Revolutionary Movements in Latin America (Send presentation to this symposium)

First Cuba, then Chile, El Salvador, Nicaragua or Guatemala: the revolutionary movements of the New Left in Latin America during the cold war created transnational solidarity networks all over the world. These networks were shaped by complex processes of exchange and interaction that evolved not only in a North to South direction, but also South to South and South to North. The aim of these networks was twofold: On the one hand, they set out to provide alternative information and an alternative narrative to the international public and denounce the injustices committed in their respective countries by the dictatorships and aided by the United States. On the other hand, they sought material support which helped the movements to keep their struggle going. The solidarity groups were then able to provide support through their reception of expats, and formation of advocacy groups and work brigades, among other things.

The principal aim of this symposium is to analyze, from various analytical perspectives, the processes of transnational solidarity with revolutionary movements in Latin America during the cold war. These movements consisted of a great number of solidarity committees that established close ties with the Latin American revolutionary movements. Structured political organizations like political parties also took part in these relationships of solidarity. The support of both the church and of states played an important role in putting pressure on the repressive dictatorships through international denunciation and by providing economic aid.

We invite proposals that analyze the transnational relations with Latin America from different perspectives: gender, development cooperation, politics, human rights, global civil society, violence etc.

Please send submissions via the ICA website (Send presentation to this symposium)

Contact Info: 

José Manuel Ágreda Portero, University of Santiago de Compostela:

Friederike Apelt, University of Hannover: