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*POSTPONED* Progressive Politics in a Turbulent World: A New Pink Tide in Latin America?

José Antonio Ocampo Gaviria, Colombia’s Finance Minister; Juan Ramón de la Fuente, Mexican Ambassador to the United Nations

Tue, 2/28 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm · A17 Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building

Program in Latin American Studies; Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS)


This panel discussion, and the second event in this series scheduled for Tuesday, April 5 at 4:30pm (additional details to follow), will address the emergence of new progressive governments in the region, with a focus on Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Mexíco. PLAS has invited experts and policymakers connected to Latin America to ask about the most urgent challenges that these new governments currently face amidst a world of increasing nativism and economic distress. If the early 2000s saw the emergence of a Pink Tide in Latin America, these events will focus on the post-Covid ’19 political development of the region at a time when new progressive governments have taken office.


José Antonio Ocampo Gaviria is Colombia’s current Finance Minister. Mr. Ocampo was the professor of professional practice in international and public affairs and director of the Economic and Political Development Concentration at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University from July 2007 to August 2022.

Juan Ramón de la Fuente is the Permanent Representative of MexÍco to the United Nations. Specialized in psychiatry, Mr. de la Fuente was Secretary of Health in the cabinet of President Ernesto Zedillo (1994–1999) and as rector of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) from 1999 to 2007.


James Loxton ’06 is a senior lecturer in comparative politics at the University of Sydney. His research focuses on authoritarian regimes, democratization, and political parties. He holds a Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University.

Please note: José Antonio Ocampo Gaviria will be joining the discussion from Mexíco via Zoom.

This event is free and open to the public.

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