Andes Initiative: Crecer a Golpes: Latin America’s Struggle for Democracy in the Shadow of Powerful Men


Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 5:30pm


CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium

Invited Speakers:Jon Lee Anderson, Martín Caparrós, Boris Muñoz & Diego Fonseca

Moderated by Kirsten Weld, Harvard University

Jon Lee Anderson is an American biographer, author, international investigative reporter, and staff writer for The New Yorker, reporting from warzone locales such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Uganda, Israel, El Salvador, Ireland, Lebanon, Iran, and throughout the Middle East. Anderson has also written for The New York TimesHarper'sLife, and The Nation. Anderson is renowned for his numerous profiles of political leaders, including Hugo Chavez, Fidel Castro, Che Guevara and Augusto Pinochet.

Martín Caparrós is a journalist, novelist and essayist born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He obtained a degree in History at the Sorbonne University of Paris. Caparrós would later relocate to Madrid, Spain, where he collaborated with the newspaper El Pais and other French media. During the early 1980s, he resettled to Buenos Aires and since then he has produced a vast body of work including fiction and nonfiction. His novel "Valfierno" (2004) won the Planeta Prize in Argentina. He has received the King of Spain Award, Konex Award, and Guggenheim Fellowship.

Boris Muñoz is a Venezuelan journalist and author of several books, including: La ley de la calle, testimonios de jóvenes protagonistas de la violencia en CaracasMás allá de la ciudad letrada, Crónicas y espacios urbanos and Despachos del imperio. Muñoz is a fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard. He was and Editor-in-Chief of Nueva Sociedad and Editorial Director of Exceso magazine, and contributes regularly to Gatopardo magazine, and

Diego Fonseca is an Argentinian writer and journalist. Editor of “Crecer a Golpes: Crónicas y ensayos de América Latina a 40 años de Allende y Pinochet,” co-editor of "Sam no es mi tío: veinticuatro crónicas migrantes y un sueño americano" (2012), and author of "El azar y los héroes," “El último comunista de Miami," "Joseph Stiglitz detiene el tiempo" (2013) and "South Beach" (2009).

Moderated by Kirsten Weld, History Department, Harvard

Co-sponsored by the Nieman Foundation


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