Socialism in Latin America, from Che Guevara to Hugo Chavez
MW 2:30-4, 66-154
Explores various socialist projects in the Americas. Studies how Latin America’s poor have supported socialism as an alternative to capitalist exploitation, as a strategy to break colonial vestiges, and an anti-imperialist ideology. Focuses on various case studies to address the meaning of socialism, how governments have implemented socialism and who has fought against it. Explores how socialism has attempted to address women’s rights and combat racism, and how socialist projects have extended beyond national borders.