The scholarships aim to support innovative research carried out in the fields of economic, political, or cultural relations between the Netherlands/Europe and Latin America. At least one of the scholarships will be awarded to a research proposal in the field of sustainability. +INFO

    02/11/20 Socio-Environmental Changes in Latin America: Power, Participation and Governance

    Latin America holds large reserves of renewable and non-renewable resources and is a major global supplier of energy, metals, foodstuffs and environmental services. Historically the countries in the region have faced challenges in managing their natural resources in a sustainable, productive and equitable way. +INFO

  • 6/11/20 CEDLA LECTURE
    Politics, favours and votes: imagining the state and performing politics in Recife  

    Flávio Eiró
    Anthropology and Development Studies. Radboud University

    ZOOM meeting 16:00-17:00 CET. Registration form

  • 20/11/20 CEDLA LECTURE
    No More Innocence: Central America, Migration, and the Crisis of Containment  

    Anthony Fontes
    School of International Service
    American University

    ZOOM meeting 16:00-17:00 CET. Registration form

  • 04/12/20 CEDLA LECTURE
    The Sexual Question

    Paulo Drinot
    UCL Institute of the America
    ZOOM meeting 16:00-17:00 CET. Registration form and details coming soon.

  • 6/11/20 CEDLA LECTURE Politics, favours and votes: imagining the state and performing politics in Recife

    Flávio Eiró, Anthropology and Development Studies. Radboud University
    ZOOM meeting 16:00-17:00 CET. Register here

    To contribute to a better understanding of Brazil’s recent rearrangement of political forces, including Bolsonaro's election, this presentation will discuss the ways political candidates imagine and perform politics in Recife. Interviewing and accompanying different politicians of the PT and PMDB parties and their advisors during the 2018 elections, I look at politics “from the other side”. First, this research presents the connections between different political actors, and explores the resources available to each one. Although the relationship between politicians of different levels is little explored in the literature, it is essential for the reproduction of their political capital, mainly through the distribution of resources from federal congress members, and the ability of councillors and mayors to mobilise votes. Second, the research analyses how these candidates and their staff navigate the new political setting, instrumentally mobilise votes and interpret the ways the urban poor engage with politics. I critically examine the tensions they experience in, on the one hand, attending to people’s direct needs and, on the other, the performance of what they consider a “truly noble politics”.


  • CEDLA researchers and students have been developing several initiatives to assess and discuss the ways in which COVID-19 is affecting Latin American Societies.
    CEDLA blog serie Covid-19 in Latin America: Effects, Responses and Outcomes 

  • Grabación de la charla ofrecida por Maristella Svampa

  • Pandemia, Neoextractivismos y Propuestas Alternativas desde el Sur

    Maristella Svampa, Universidad Nacional de la Plata
    Discussant: Joan Martínez Alier, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

    Vivimos un contexto de exacerbación del neoextractivismo y de la comoditización de la naturaleza, que se articula con una regresión política global, no solo en los países del Norte sino también en el Sur global. La pandemia y la invisibilización de sus causas socioambientales, agregan una capa más de espesor a la crisis que atraviesa la humanidad y América Latina en particular (como epicentro actual de la misma), entre la extensión del confinamiento, la concentración de la riqueza y la explosión de las desigualdades. Todo esto conlleva el desafío de pensar propuestas integrales que articulen la justicia social con la justicia socioecológica. +INFO


    Dear CEDLA friends around the world, This is a difficult time with much uncertainty. We hope that soon we will be able to again travel, meet, and discuss face to face. In the meantime, please stay healthy and safe!

    Estimados amigos de CEDLA en todo el mundo, Este es un momento difícil con mucha incertidumbre. Esperamos que pronto podamos volver a viajar, reunirnos y discutir cara a cara. Mientras tanto, esperamos que estén sanos y salvos.

    Until further notice, CEDLA and the library will be closed for visitors, and CEDLA researchers will mainly work from home. The secretariat and the library can be reached via email: secretariat@cedla.nl and library@cedla.nl. See also the daily UvA updates on coronavirus.

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