COMMONS

Committee examines Global Britain and South America

29 January 2019

2018 was a year of change in South America, with new leaders elected in Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Paraguay.

Against this background, the crisis in Venezuela has deepened, the Macri presidency in Argentina has attempted to tackle severe economic problems and corruption scandals have rocked countries across the continent.

Purpose of the session

In this first session of the Committee’s inquiry, Members will question academics and experts on key recent developments in politics and society throughout South America. The session will be split into two sub-regional panels; the first covering the Andean states (including Colombia and Venezuela) and the second covering the Cone (including Brazil and Argentina).

Witnesses

Tuesday 29 January, Committee Room 8, Palace of Westminster

At 2.45pm

  • Professor Julia Buxton, Professor of Comparative Politics, Central European University
  • John Dew, former UK Ambassador to Colombia

At approximately 3.45pm

  • Cristina Cortes, Chief Executive Officer, Canning House
  • Professor Anthony Pereira, Director, King’s Brazil Institute 

Further information

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