Uruguay, its current situation and its integration to contemporary Latin America · A talk with the Uruguayan historian and political analyst Gerardo Caetano

August 27, 2009 · The New School, New York, United States

Caetano is a Uruguayan historian and political analyst. Ph.D. in History, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina. Academic Coordinator of the Observatorio Político at the Instituto de Ciencia Política, Universidad de la República since 2005. Between 2000 and 2005, he directed this institute. Among other activities, he is the Academic Director at the Centro para la Formación en Integración Regional (CEFIR), President of the Centro UNESCO at Montevideo since its foundation in 2003 and member of the Real Academia Española. Caetano was selected as the Academic Supervisor of the official report on Human Right violations Terrorismo de Estado y el destino final de los detenidos desaparecidos durante la dictadura militar (2005-2006).

Caetano has edited more than 150 publications, among them Los años de prisión bajo la dictadura (1973-1984), the three tomes of Historias de la vida privada en el Uruguay (co-authored with Teresa Porzecanski and José Pedro Barrán), El proceso previo al golpe de Estado (1972-1973), Antología del Discurso Político en el Uruguay, La encrucijada política del MERCOSUR (co-authored with Rubén M. Perina), and Breve historia de la dictadura (co-authored with José Rilla). He is also author of many articles in specialized magazines in Uruguay and abroad, as well as of many chapters in international compilations. He has received many national and international awards for his work.


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