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CIC Saskatoon: Latin America and the “authoritarian spell”: El Salvador, strongmen, and the (re)-emergence of security societies

July 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm CST

CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL
SASKATOON BRANCH
FIRST EVENT – 2024-2025 PROGRAMME

DATE: Wednesday, July 03, 2024
PLACE: Amigos Cantina, back room
806 Dufferin Ave, Saskatoon, SK
TIME: 6:30 pm Doors open

6:30 pm Public meet-and-greet and conversation with the speaker
7:00 pm “Latin America and the “authoritarian spell”: El Salvador, strongmen, and the (re)-emergence of security societies”, by Alex Camilo Duran Montano

In “Latin America and the “authoritarian spell”: El Salvador, strongmen, and the (re)-emergence of security societies”, this presentation aims to explain the growing appeal of authoritarian political projects in Latin America and the Caribbean, which are predicated on a revisionism of historical atrocities, repressive policing, and the erosion of democratic values. Drawing from his master’s thesis, Nayib Bukele and El Salvador serve as a test case. The presentation intends to foster discussion around the broader implications of this alarming trend for countries which purportedly strive to uphold the rules-based international order (like Canada), and challenge the perception that Latin America is marginal or irrelevant in global affairs.

 

About our speaker:
Alex Camilo Duran Montano is a Master of Arts in Political Studies Candidate at the University of Saskatchewan. Originally from Bogotá (Colombia), Alex’s research is primarily focused on security sector reform (SSR), development and political transitions in Latin America and the Caribbean. During an eight-year career in public policy, academia and international development, Alex has developed a strong commitment to understand how armed forces and civilian authorities must safeguard civil liberties, human rights, and democratic governance. When “off the clock”, Alex vigorously enjoys classical music, soccer, and walks by River Landing.

Come at 6:30 for meet and greet and the amazing presentation.

Details

Date:
July 3
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm CST
Website:
https://CIC01-Latin-America.eventbrite.ca

Venue

Amigos Cantina (back room)
806 Dufferin Ave
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7H 0G9
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Phone
(306) 652-4912
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Organizer

CIC Saskatoon Branch