Lorena Calderon

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Lorena Calderon

"Latin American Left Today"

On June 17, 2009 at Boston's Democracy Center a forum was held on "The Latin American Left Today" Speakers were;[1]

  • Saulo Araujo, Program Coordinator for Brazil and Central America at Grassroots International, specializing in issues of environment, agriculture and global trade. An agronomist by training, Saulo is a senior fellow of the New England Regional Network of the Environmental Leadership Program, and co-founder of the Worcester Immigrant Coalition.
  • Lorena Calderon, a member of Colombia Vive and is active in their efforts to oppose the pending U.S.-Colombian Free Trade Agreement (FTA). She earned a degree in International Relations from Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lazano in Colombia, and did her intern-ship in the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Colombian House of Representatives. She is currently Co-Director of the Boston Area Spanish Exchange.
  • Marc Saint-Upery, a French journalist, translator and analyst living in Ecuador since 1997. He has written on political philosophy, international relations and development issues in various French and Latin American journals. During this past academic year he was an affiliate at the Nieman Foundation at Harvard, and is the author of El Sueno de Bolivar: El Desafio de las izquierdas Sudamericanas (Bolivar’s Dream: the Left’s Challenge in Latin America)