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Populism Versus Democracy: What is happening in Latin America?

Authors discuss the recent political developments in Latin America

The end of military dictatorships in many Latin American countries was followed by the development of democratic structures. Yet populists from the right and left are once again erecting authoritarian systems – as they did recently in Brazil and Nicaragua. How are writers from Latin America dealing with these political changes and uncertainties? How openly can they – and how openly do they want to – write? What are their experiences?

The panel will be held in German and Spanish.



Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1
60327 Frankfurt am Main

Litprom e.V.
The event is free of charge


Carlos Franz

journalist and writer from Chile

Gioconda Belli

writer, poet and activist from Nicaragua

Luiz Ruffato

writer from Brazil

Lutz Kliche

translator and literary agent, expert on Latin America