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During my stay in Europe, more specifically on Belgium, I could notice a growing interest in understanding Latin America, but at the same time I could notice the difficult for an European person to understanding the complexity of the society, the cultural and the political of the Latin America, what is understandable, after all, Europe and Latin America belong to different worlds*. So, I started to think, how can we approach these different worlds?
I concluded that nothing better than give voice to the Latin American people.
To understand what the meaning of the election of the right-wing former army captain Jair Bolsonaro for the Brazilian society, or the leftist populist Andrés Manuel López Obrador in Mexico, as well as the crisis in Venezuela, it is necessary to know the different fields that former theses societies. Therefore, it is essential hear what the Latin America people have to say.
So, I invite you to speak, or more specifically, to write about our country.
Each month, we are going to select, together, a relevant subject to write a short article, for example, “the democracy in Latin America”, “the role of the women in Latin America”, and others subjects that can be relevant. The objective is to discuss the same topic from the point of view of each country.
Come join us, let´s make our voice stronger!
Would you want to be part of this project? It will be a pleasure have you in our time.
Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Thatiane Moreira is Brazilian, she completed a bachelor degree in Philosophy at Universidade Estadual de Campinas – UNICAMP – and now she studies Political Science in the same university. During the first semester of 2019, she is an exchange student at Université Libre de Bruxelles.
*It is important to notice that “Latin America” does not constitute a homogeneous space, on the contrary, it includes different countries with separate process of economics, as well as cultural and social development. For being a presentation text, without academic claims, I am not exploring the complexity of the concept of “Latin America”.