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CIPR/Inter-American Dialogue joint seminar features Roberto Rubio and Salvador Samayoa

February 7th, 2014
8:30am

Location
Inter-American Dialogue, Washington D.C.

The Inter-American Dialogue and the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research at Tulane University is pleased to introduce another round table discussion on critical political and economic developments in Central America. We will meet on Friday, February 7 from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM at the Dialogue for an extended exchange on the results and implications of the first round of El Salvador‘€™s presidential elections on February 2.

Our featured guests are two of El Salvador‘€™s leading political and social commentators‘€“Roberto Rubio, executive director of FUNDE, and Salvador Samayoa, a senior political analyst at FUSADES.

With multiple candidates from across the political spectrum‘€“including Vice President Salvador Sánchez Cerén of the ruling FMLN party, San Salvador Mayor Norman Quijano of ARENA, and former President Antonio Saca of the Unidad coalition‘€“the likelihood of a second round run-off in March is high. Whatever the outcome, the new president will face an exceptionally complex set of challenges‘€“a sluggish economy, intense political polarization, and a still highly dangerous, although slightly improving, security situation. The coming period may be the most difficult for the country to confront since the end of El Salvador‘€™s civil war in 1991.

The event will take place at the Inter-American Dialogue in Washington D.C. on February 7, 2014.

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Latin American Writers Series: Alberto Barrera Tyszka

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Ecuadorian writer and Tulane Visiting Scholar Gabriela Alemán interviews Venezuelan writer Alberto Barrera Tyszka about his life, interests, and influences. Their discussion will be followed by an open Q&A and an informal reception. This event will be held in Spanish.

About the Latin American Writers Series

This series brings together Latin America’s most representative creative voices and the editorial entrepreneurs that publish them. By way of interviews conducted by renowned Ecuadorian writer Gabriela Alemán and presentations of various editorial missions, the guests will shed light on a literary world shaped by the contemporary issues of the continent. Moving forward, their conversations will comprise the centerpiece of a digital archive that introduces their ideas to a global audience.

Este serie reúne a los autores más representativos de la escritura continental y los editores que los publican. A través de entrevistas con la reconocida escritora ecuatoriana Gabriela Alemán y presentaciones de proyectos editoriales, los invitados explorarán los vínculos entre el mundo literario y la realidad continental. Sus conversaciones se convertirán después en el eje de un archivo digital que busca llevar estas ideas a un público global.

About the Author

Born in Caracas, Alberto Barrera Tyszka has published over a dozen works of poetry, short story, chronicle, novel, and biography. His most recent publications include the novels Patria o Muerte (2015) and Rating (2011), the poetic anthology La inquietud (2013), the collection of chronicles Un país a la semana (2013), and the short story collection Crímenes (2009). In 2005, he collaborated with Cristina Marcano to write the definitive biography of Hugo Chávez, Hugo Chávez sin uniforme: una historia personal (2005). Patria o muerte won the 2015 Premio Tusquets de Novela, and his novel La enfermedad, translated into English as The Sickness (2010), received the 2006 Herralde Award. Barrera also writes for television and has scripted soap operas for Venezuelan, Mexican, Colombian, and Argentinian networks.