South America from Independence to Today

With William Tyler MBE

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South America is a continent many know little about, yet one that deserves our attention. The story that will unfold begins with the overthrow of the imperial and colonising Powers of Spain and, in the case of Brazil, Portugal. In the aftermath of Revolution in France in 1789 and the conquest of the Mother Countries by Napoleon, the embryonic states of South America moved towards freedom – some rapidly, others more slowly.

These newly independent states which began with such high hopes, have, two hundred years on, still failed in the main to rid themselves of corruption, poverty, repression, and dictatorial rule. We shall examine this history in order to attempt to understand why, to many observers, the continent still seems too often to be unstable.

31st October:                       Imperial Liberal Brazil 1822-89

7th November:                    Brazil: Much Hope, less progress 1899-2019

14th November                   Bolivar: Hero Extraordinaire

21st November                    Further Story of Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador & Peru

28th November                   Further story of Bolivia & Paraguay

5th December                     De San Martin & independent Argentina & Chile and Uruguay.

12th December                    Britain & South America: 1800 -2019.

19th December                   Today and Tomorrow.

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