Luis Herrán Ávila, assistant professor of historical past on the College of New Mexico and professional on right-wing actions in Latin America, will communicate nearly at 7 p.m. CST Thursday, Feb. 11, about transnational far proper organizations and the Chilly Struggle in Latin America. This Latin American and Latino Research-sponsored webinar is free and open to the general public.
Within the Seventies, a rising community of transnational activism linked far-right teams from throughout the Americas with the objective of preventing Fidel Castro’s rule in revolutionary Cuba, and international communism extra broadly. This presentation examines the bonds of collaboration with U.S. and Mexican allies cultivated by the Christian Nationalist Motion (MNC), a small, however combative Cuban exile group. After a decade of anti-Castro actions (a few of them involving terrorist assaults), organizations just like the MNC radicalized their positions and took part in networks of paramilitarism throughout the continent and past. They mixed a militant and violent nationalism with an admiration for fascist leaders and a non secular language that introduced them near sectors of the rising American “New Proper,” whereas holding a tense relationship with the U.S. authorities. The presentation thus exhibits different methods through which the Chilly Struggle was fought, and the way far-right ideologies have a protracted historical past of “spilling over” nationwide borders.
Herrán Ávila is a historian of the Chilly Struggle in Latin America, with an emphasis on conservative, anticommunist, and excessive proper actions. He has been a recipient of varied scholarships and grants from Fulbright, Mexico’s Nationwide Council for Science and Know-how, the New Faculty for Social Analysis, and the Hoover Establishment, and a contributor to the Mexican dailies Reforma and El Norte.