Latin America Debate

  • Event Start: 26th May 2020, 5:00pm
  • Event Type:
Podcast Debate:

Latin America in 2020:  Another Last Decade?

Latin American nations continue to be plagued by large-scale poverty and organised crime.  With popular unrest sweeping the region, the election of populist governments throughout, and the huge risk posed by COVID-19, what does the future hold for Latin America?  Will its people ever see the benefit of its long-awaited boom?


  • Moisés Naim : Venezuelan journalist and writer.  Frequently named one of the world’s leading thinkers, he is a Distinguished Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Maximo Torero : Chief economist at the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation.   He previously served as the Executive Director for Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay at the World Bank Group
  • Andrés Velasco : Chilean economist who served as finance minister of Chile from 2006 to 2010.  He is currently the Dean of the School of Public Policy at the London School of Economics
  • Helen Mack : Guatemalan businesswoman, known for her activism following the assassination of her sister by the Guatemalan military in 1990


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Our weekly debates have always been at the very heart of the Oxford Union and it has been our mission to take our members to the very frontlines of the great arguments of the day.  This term will be no different as we strive to honour our commitment to public debate by showcasing a great and important diversity of opinions through the medium of podcast.
These debates will be structured like panel discussions and will be broadcast as a podcast on Spotify, Apple and Listen Notes Podcasts.