Tactics of decolonization: Indigenous Movements in Latin America

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The Zapatistas uprising in 1994 in southern Mexico challenged global capitalism and captured international attention. Over the next 25 years, indigenous movements seeking to decolonize Latin America grew in power, toppling presidents in Ecuador and capturing the state in Bolivia. But in 2019, indigenous movements have been forced on the defensive, with Bolivian President Evo Morales forced from office by the military, and indigenous groups in Ecuador and Guatemala trapped between opposing political leaders, none of whom represent indigenous interests. In his lecture, Paul Dosh will discuss how indigenous power in Latin America grew. He will also answer why that power faltered and how engaged citizens in Minnesota oppose repression and support indigenous voices in the region.

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