Latin America in the Cold War historiography: past, present and future challenges

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Tuesday 31 March 2020 10.30 am.
Sala Paparelli-Placanica

Doctoral lesson by Francesco Ragno (University of Bologna) and Vincenzo Pedace (University of Salerno)

Latin America was one of the central grounds in the context of the Cold War. Radical changes occurred across the continent from the end of the Second World War to the end of the 1980s. Revolutions, coups and democratic governments alternated without stopping for forty years providing military, cultural, political and intellectual instruments to the global actors of the Cold War; in particular, the Cuban Revolution of 1959 became for many a symbol and example to be inspired by to legitimize revolutionary and counter-revolutionary actions in different parts of the world. The doctoral lesson on the historiography of the Cold War in Latin America and the presentation of the new book by Loris Zanatta on Fidel Castro will therefore serve to propose new readings and interpretations of these years and its protagonists.