Latin American Report - Volume 21, Issue 1, 2005
Volume 21, Issue 1, 2005
Source: Latin American Report 21 (2005)More Less
South-South co-operation remains a key focus of the work of the Unisa Centre for Latin American Studies. Indeed, the Centre was a pioneer in this field in South Africa. This co-operation is reflected not only in concrete political and trade relations, but also in the meaningful exchange of ideas and cultural manifestations. An interest in one another's cultures, and a resolve to achieve a better informed awareness and understanding of each other will lead to a solid foundation for cooperation. The result will be concrete and meaningful outcomes to the benefit of all concerned.
Author Maria Regina Soares De LimaSource: Latin American Report 21, pp 4 –29 (2005)More Less
The major objective of this article is to demonstrate that Brazil's foreign policy tries to conciliate both an 'emerging great market' and a 'system-affecting state' identities and also to suggest that the feasibility of the India-Brazil-South Africa Dialogue Forum (IBSA) initiative depends on the compatibility of these two international profiles. First, the domestic economic and political basis for the Brazilian foreign policy is analysed, followed by the evaluation of the country's participation in the governance reforms of the security and trade regimes. The third section presents the Brazilian domestic basis for deepening economic and political co-operation with both South Africa and India. The paper concludes with a discussion of IBSA as a paradigmatic example of South-South co-operation, pointing out some of the initiative's risks and opportunities.
Source: Latin American Report 21, pp 30 –48 (2005)More Less
This article examines and assesses the evolution and role of Peronism since 1943 in Argentina and offers some prognoses about its future prospects. An attempt is made to narrow the focus of the analysis and study the political system in response to the changing times and circumstances with a view to extrapolating the key elements that have shaped the different faces of this political movement. Also, a subsidiary focus of this article is to underline the changing policies and postures of Peronism in the emerging global order in which Argentina has been trying to insert itself.
Author Cristovam BuarqueSource: Latin American Report 21, pp 49 –69 (2005)More Less
The author gives a survey of problems such as social inequality, inflation and income concentration since Brazil's independence in 1822. He then proceeds to discuss the economic challenges faced by the country since the nineteenth century, culminating in a vicious circle of debt. The overall result is poverty. A virtuous circle of debt repayment is needed. The path suggested would be like a step sideways towards poverty eradication and social inclusion. The main objective should be free education for all children from 6 to 17 years of age, plus full implementation of programmes such as bolsa-escola and bolsa-familia (school attendance bursaries).
South Africa-African Union-Caribbean diaspora conference : opening statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Africa : news and informationSource: Latin American Report 21, pp 70 –75 (2005)More Less
Your Excellency, Most Honorable P.J Patterson, Prime Minister of Jamaica Your Excellency, Minister K.D. Knight, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Jamaica Honourable Senator Delano Franklyn, Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Jamaica Your Excellencies Ministers and Deputy Minister from Africa and the Caribbean Your Excellency, Mr Carrington, Secretary General of CARICOM and Commissioner of the UN
Closing Statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Africa, at the South Africa-Africa-Union-Caribbean diaspora conference : news and informationSource: Latin American Report 21, pp 76 –77 (2005)More Less
Author Augusto CornejoSource: Latin American Report 21, pp 78 –79 (2005)More Less
n the city of Cuzco, capital of the old Inca Empire, lies one of the most beautiful cathedrals in America. It is a beautiful baroque building situated over the site of the royal palace of Inca Viracocha, the seventh Emperor of Peru. This cathedral is principally composed of stone, most of which came from blocks that belonged to the three towers that crowned the Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman, which protected the beautiful valley of Cuzco from the north.
Author N. Barney PityanaSource: Latin American Report 21, pp 80 –85 (2005)More Less
In December 2004, I received an invitation from the UNESCO Brazil Regional office to participate at the International Seminar, Exits from Slavery and Public Policy which was to be held in Brasília from 28 February to 2 March 2005. The seminar was cosponsored by various Brazilian government ministries, the Special Secretariat of Policies for the Promotion of Racial Equality (SEPPIR), the Secretariat of Continuing Education, Literacy and Diversity (SECAD) from the Ministry of Education, the Cultural Palmares Foundation of the Ministry of Culture, the Special Secretariat of Human Rights, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the First Vice Presidency of the Federal State, the Parliamentary Front for Racial Equality, and the Centre for Black Parliamentarians.
Source: Latin American Report 21, pp 86 –87 (2005)More Less
Dr Eduardo Cruz Gonzáles, Cuba's Deputy Minister of Higher Education, visited Unisa on 14 March 2005. He was accompanied by Dr Ramón García Baez, Cuba's Director of International Academic Services, Mr Eduardo Martínez, Counsellor, Embassy of Cuba in the RSA, and Mrs Brenda Corke, Assistant Director, International Relations, South African Department of Education.
Author Thabo SanyaneSource: Latin American Report 21, pp 88 –89 (2005)More Less
The inaugural South Africa - African Union - Caribbean diaspora conference was held in the Jamaican capital city of Kingston between 16 and 19 March 2005. The main objective of the conference was to develop a mechanism to unite Africans in Africa with those in the diaspora. The conference was jointly organised by the African Union, the government of Jamaica and the South African Department of Foreign Affairs.
Author Paul ConstanceSource: Latin American Report 21, pp 90 –92 (2005)More Less
Extracted from text ... IDB NEWS A school you can breathe in Paul Constance, Co?teaux, Haiti Why students in a rural community in southern Haiti are finding it easier to concentrate on their studies Asked what he likes best about his new school, Jean Jefson, age 16, answered without hesitation: ``We can breathe well in our classroom.'' Before, he explained, his class met under a tree next to a creek in this rural community near Co?teaux, a town on Haiti's southern coast. The creek attracted cattle and pigs that wandered past the students, defecating and kicking up dust. During the rainy season, classes ..
Author Roger HamiltonSource: Latin American Report 21, pp 93 –100 (2005)More Less
Cooperation is beginning to replace competition in an innovative effort to protect the shrine of modern evolutionary theory. Tourists with even a passing interest in nature will never forget a visit to the Galápagos Islands. Revered as a shrine of modern evolutionary theory, this tiny archipelago is also a real-life Discovery Channel, where tourists can get eyeball-to-eyeball with a menagerie of unique and bizarre creatures. Visitors come away with stories of tortoises that can weigh 180 kilograms, iguanas that feed on underwater algae, a species of cormorant that has lost its ability to fly, and birds so tame that binoculars are optional.
Author Daniel DrosdoffSource: Latin American Report 21, pp 101 –103 (2005)More Less
It is the apple in the eye of foreign investors and the leading recipient of direct foreign investment among developing countries. Its economy since the 1980s has been among the fastest growing in the world, and in 2003 alone its exports grew seven times more than the world average, constituting 11 percent of world trade.
Source: Latin American Report 21, pp 104 –111 (2005)More Less
Cristovam Buarque lectures at the Centre
Moacyr Scliar - renowned Brazilian writer - lectures at Unisa
Seminar on the challenge of slums / informal settlements in Brazil
Lecture on Che Guevara at Unisa
Lecture on Castro's Cuba by Deon Geldenhuys
Spanish flamenco performance
World Bank's chief economist for Latin America visits South Africa
Source: Latin American Report 21, pp 112 –113 (2005)More Less
It is with sadness that we learned of the passing of the eminent Mexican philosopher and Latin American scholar Leopoldo Zea on 8 June 2004, a few weeks before his 92nd birthday. Zea has influenced a great number of Latin American academics. He was the founder of a school of Latin American philosophy and identity and was committed to the creation of academic associations.
Author Kike RodriguezSource: Latin American Report 21, pp 114 –115 (2005)More Less
Guillermo Cabrera Infante, regarded as one of Cuba's most extraordinary writers, died in London on 21 February at the age of 75. He died in a hospital from septicaemia, a type of blood infection. He was being treated for a broken hip after slipping in the bathroom of his house in London, where he had been living in exile since 1966. He is survived by his second wife, Miriam Gómez, and two daughters from his first marriage to Marta Calvo.
Author Pedro Paulo A. FunariSource: Latin American Report 21, pp 116 –117 (2005)More Less
The volume is an invaluable study on intercultural music, mixing Western and Native South American perceptions and emotions. Natives from the Brazilian State of Amapá and from the French Guyana interacted with Western musicians to play in tandem, producing an amazing musical product.
Author Alexandra Russell-BittingSource: Latin American Report 21, pp 118 –120 (2005)More Less
A Washington area translator was recently browsing the "New in Hardcover" section in a large chain bookstore. To her surprise, she noticed the title "Don Quixote" in gold letters on a bright red cover, with a blurry medieval knight's helmet in the background. Sure enough, it was the classic Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes.
Source: Latin American Report 21, pp 121 –131 (2005)More Less
Embassies and consulates of Latin American, Iberian and Lusophone countries represented in the Republic of South AfricaSource: Latin American Report 21, pp 132 –134 (2005)More Less