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The geopolitical impact of China, the US and Europe and the role of the Netherlands

Debate Linking Latin America:
The geopolitical impact of China, the US and Europe and the role of the Netherlands
Monday 25th October – Nieuwspoort The Hague.

After the democratization process in Latin America, and the end of the wars and dictatorships, Latin America became an important and like minded ally for the EU and the Netherlands. Furthermore, Latin America is of importance in providing raw materials from mining and agriculture. Nevertheless, the worrisome political and economic developments in Latin America and changing geopolitical relations show that we have to update our knowledge and understanding of Latin America and maybe even redefine our role in the region.
We would like to invite you to Linking Latin America, a debate program on current developments in Latin America and the geopolitical impact of China, the US and Europe and the role of the Netherlands.

About us
A group of Dutch organizations (CNV Internationaal, NIMD, PAX, Free Press Unlimited, Both ENDS, Impunity Watch, CEDLA, Nicaragua platform) work together to raise knowledge and awareness on developments in Latin America and analyse the effects of Dutch and EU policy in Latin America and the other way around.

13.00- 14.00 (optional) Movie screening and discussion zooming in on Guatemala, organized by Impunity Watch and CNV Internationaal

14.30 – 14.45 Welcome

14.45 – 15.15 Keynote – Barbara Hogenboom – Changing relations between Latin America, US, EU and China
Dr Hogenboom is professor of Latin American Studies at the University of Amsterdam’s and director of the Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation (CEDLA).

Keynote – Carlos Dada – Geopolitical changes, and the effect on rule of law, media and democracy
Carlos Dada, El Salvador, is the founder and director of the news website El Faro, which has become a reference for independent and high quality journalism in Central America since 1998 and is known for its investigations of corruption and violence.

15.15 – 16.00 Debate and responses from Dutch MPs with Ruben Brekelmans and others

16.00 – 16.30 Break

16.30 – 18.00 Breakout sessions

18.00 – 19.00 Closure and drinks

  • More information and register, click on this link.

Practical information
Date: 25th October 2021
Time: 14:30 – 19:00
Location: Nieuwspoort en Online


maandag 25 oktober 2021


14:30 - 19:00


Lange Poten 10, Den Haag