Monthly Archives: January 2015

ANCLAS book launch

The Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies presents the book launch of:

“Neoliberal Hegemony and the Pink Tide in Latin America: Breaking Up With TINA?”

3:00pm Wednesday 4 February
L.J Hume Centre, Copland Building (24) 1st Floor, Room 1171, ANU

Meet with the author Tom Chodor, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, UQ and guest speaker Associate Professor Alastair Greig, reader in Sociology, ANU.

The book examines the struggles against neoliberal hegemony in Latin America, under the ‘Pink Tide’ of leftist governments. Utilizing a critical International Political Economy framework derived from the work of Antonio Gramsci,  it looks at its two most prominent members – Venezuela under Hugo Chávez and Brazil under Lula and Dilma Rousseff. The author argues that Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution represents a counter-hegemonic project that seeks to construct a radical alternative to neoliberalism, while the Brazilian project is better understood as a passive revolution aiming to re-secure consent for neoliberal hegemony by making material and ideological concession to the Brazilian masses. Despite their differences, the two projects cooperate at the regional level, driving the process of regional integration that aims to make Latin America more politically, economically and ideologically autonomous in the neoliberal world order. The book suggests this process opens up opportunities for a fairer, more prosperous and more democratic Latin America in the 21st century, challenging American hegemony and its neoliberal project in doing so.

About the author
Tom Chodor is the UQ Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of Political Science and International Studies, University of Queensland. His research interests include International Relations, International Political Economy, globalisation, global governance, neoliberalism, regionalism, and the Pink Tide. He is currently working on a book about the Global South in global governance.

The launch will be followed by light food and beverages. Free and open to the public, no RSVP required.

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ANCLAS’s Dr Tracy Fenwick talks to ABC Radio about developments in Argentina

Dr Tracy Fenwick, ANCLAS Senior Associate and Director of ANU’s Australian Centre for Federalism, spoke to ABC News Radio yesterday about political scandal in Argentina and rumours of connections between President Kirchner’s clique and the apparent suicide of a state prosecutor investigating corruption. You can hear the interview here:

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with Duo Ramirez Satorre. Direct from Buenos Aires.

19th February Thursday: Concert
Great Hall, University House
Australian National University
Entry: $30
Tickets at


The fiery nightlife of Buenos Aires is coming to Canberra as Tángalo and Duo-Ramirez
Satorre combine forces at a series of special events this February. Duo Ramirez-Satorre are masters of their craft, capturing the essence of the Argentine spirit with their interpretations of classic and contemporary repertoire. Featuring Hugo Satorre on bandoneon and Adrian Ramírez on guitar the duo have recently released their Grammy- Nominated ‘Piazzolla de Camara’ album. Tángalo, Australia’s premiere tango quintet, known for their highly danceable sound and flair in performing golden age and modern tango are returning direct from successful performances in Buenos Aires, the international capital of tango.
Together Tángalo and Duo Ramirez-Satorre will present a captivating and eclectic selection of tango and folkloric music. In what is a rare treat for Australian audiences the gritty power of multiple bandoneons will feature in the grand seven piece orchestra – also including violin, guitar, flute, piano, bass and vocals.

This concert has been made possible from
the sponsorship of The Embassy of
Argentina, as well as the support of
ANCLAS and The Artist’s Shed.

Morena Dancewear is a proud supporter of this tour


For full tour dates visit

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