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International Conference "Confronting inequalities in Latin America: perspectives on wealth and power"

Latin America is characterized by high social inequality. This inequality is not only expressed in a pronounced asymmetry in the distribution, access, and consumption of material resources, but it is profoundly more complex due to its multi-dimensionality and its inter-sectionality. These social inequalities regularly create conflicts that often lead to deep political, social, and ecological crises.

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Research fellowships "Wealth, power, and nature"

Natural resources have played a vital role in the history of Latin America and have molded the configuration and scale of social inequalities in the region. Since Colonization, the exploitation and exports of raw materials like silver, copper, soy and crude oil have shaped societies, political systems as well as the national economies of the continent. In this regard, the wealth of natural resources in Latin America, its significance for the world market and, most importantly, recurring resource revenues have stirred up hopes and expectations regarding economic development.

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Call for Papers: “Exploring wealth and Elites in Latin America”

Latin America is a showcase for a severe asymmetry in the distribution of income and wealth. Compared to other regions of the world, the concentration of land, income and property in Latin America is stagnating on a relatively high level. This constellation reflects a historically persistent, multidimensional and intersectional inequality.

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Las crisis en el desarrollo económico de Cuba

Desde la disolución del bloque socialista europeo, la economía cubana ha atravesado una profunda crisis que continúa agravándose por el brutal bloqueo comercial y económico por parte de Estados Unidos. Desde hace más de 30 años, el gobierno de la isla ha estado buscando adaptar su modelo económico a fin de combinar la estabilidad y el crecimiento con la salud, la educación universal y la justicia social.

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Chamada: Cátedra CALAS-IEAT

Está aberta a chamada, a ser realizada anualmente, para o Programa de Cátedras CALAS-IEAT, promovido pelo Centro Maria Sibylla Merian de Estudos Latino-americanos Avançados (CALAS) e pelo Instituto de Estudos Avançados Transdisciplinares (IEAT) da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG). O programa é administrado pelo IEAT e patrocinado pelo CALAS. A Cátedra abarca uma estadia de três meses do pesquisador no IEAT.

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