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17:30 - 19:00 22 November 2017

Book Launch: 'Forgotten Continent: A History of the New Latin America' by Michael Reid

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Lecture Room 103 | UCL – Institute of the Americas (link Map)
51 Gordon Square | London | WC1H 0PQ | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

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Michael Reid, Senior Editor Latin America, The Economist, Michael Reid is Senior Editor for Latin America and Spain at The Economist and Bello columnist. He is the author of Forgotten Continent: A History of the New Latin America and Brazil: The Troubled Rise of a Global Power.

Ten years after its first publication, Michael Reid’s best-selling survey of the state of contemporary Latin America has been wholly updated to reflect the new realities of the 'Forgotten Continent.' The former Americas editor for the Economist, Reid suggests that much of Central and South America, though less poor, less unequal, and better educated than before, faces harder economic times now that the commodities boom of the 2000s is over. His revised, in-depth account of the region reveals dynamic societies more concerned about corruption and climate change, the uncertainties of a Donald Trump-led United States, and a political cycle that, in many cases, is turning from left-wing populism to center-right governments. This essential new edition provides important insights into the sweeping changes that have occurred in Latin America in recent years and indicates priorities for the future.


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Oscar Martinez
+44 (0)2031089721 | ucl-ia@ucl.ac.uk


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