In October of 2007, mounting contention over the Central American Free Trade Agreement in Costa Rica culminated in a historic referendum, pitting the decentralized, grassroots movement of the “No” against a “SÍ” campaign supported by big businesses together with the Costa Rican and US governments.
On Tuesday, February 28th, 7 p.m. (Room 5414, CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, NY NY 10016). a panel featuring Jeremy Rayner and Andres Leon will taken on these matters.
This panel will discuss the significance of CAFTA for Central America as well as the contention over the treaty’s ratification in Costa Rica. We will explore how this conflict over “free trade” contributed to the creation of new political subjectivities and forms of political participation, while raising fundamental questions about the meaning of democracy and popular sovereignty in the context of neoliberal globalization.
This event is free and open to the public (bring a photo ID for building admission)!
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