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Preludes to Change: Conflict and Transformation in Latin America - Nicaragua

Speaker: Tony Rossodivito
Date: September 29, 2021
Time: 6:00PM

What are the conditions that give rise to change in a nation? In this series of webinars, scholars from across North Carolina will explain the circumstances that led to transformations in Latin America during the 20th century. From radical populist revolutions in Cuba and Nicaragua to the subversive coup d'états in Chile and Guatemala, we will learn how militaries, guerrilla fighters, and foreign governments all use violence to enact change - with vastly different results in each country. Participants will leave the session with an understanding of the lasting impacts of these historical conflicts that still affect these countries today.

While this series focuses on NC Latin American Studies and NC World History high school standards, teachers of all subjects and grades are invited to attend. CEU's are available! Email Corin Zaragoza at for more details.

The Revolution of 1979 in Nicaragua
Tony Rossodivito is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at UNC-Chapel Hill, studying Modern Latin America and the Caribbean with a focus on Cuba. He is originally from Florida and completed his undergraduate studies as well as an MA program at the University of North Florida majoring in History and minoring in International Studies. He is a member of the Institute for the Study of the Americas here at UNC and has been involved in their work with the Instituto de Historia de Cuba in helping foster relations between scholars in Cuba and the U.S. His areas of research and interest include guerrilla movements and insurgencies as well as popular social movements across the Global South. The main body of his work has focused on the Cuban Revolution and the struggle for Puerto Rican independence.