Latin America and Its Place in World Life #1: Andes Region
Latin America and Its Place in World Life #1: Andes Region

Latin America and Its Place in World Life #1: Andes Region

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Latin America has assumed a key leadership role in exploring innovative solutions for restructuring societal inequity and promoting responsible development and the sustainable use of natural resources. Many of these efforts are based on popular, direct-democratic movements, including indigenous social movements. Eleven nations include multiculturalism and multilingualism in their constitutions, and an additional four recognize indigenous rights. The region’s economy is the third largest with a GDP of $5,573,397 million USD, its population was estimated at more than 604 million (third one in the world), and biggest world territory (It has an area of approximately 19,197,000 km2).

Yet Latin America has been culturally misunderstood! It is often treated as a single market with shared language, religion, history and culture, but the region envelops important differences. This highly experiential workshop will enable participants to explore the richness, complexity, irony, and promise of the hundreds of cultures that comprise Latin America.

This is a series of FOUR webinars, third Tuesday of each month, March-June 2017. Times displayed are Los Angeles, California, USA time. Please consult a world time converter to make sure time and date are convenient for you before you register.

Please register for each webinar individually: This first webinar in the series will focus on Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay. It will be conducted by Fernando Parrado of Global Minds with assistance from Cultural Detective's Dianne Hofner Saphiere.

Those attending (not registering for, but actually attending) all four webinars will receive a one-month subscription to Cultural Detective Online so they can develop their intercultural competence, and one hour of consulting time from Global Minds.


Please plan to plug in your headset and test your sound before logging in. Join us ten minutes prior to the webinar to get acquainted. You may be prompted to download an Adobe Connect AddIn if you haven't previously done so.

Please enter the room as Guest, typing in your name so we can admit you (use the name with which you registered please).

Please shut down other applications in order to increase your bandwidth during the online learning session. This will be an active session, and it uses Flash, so please do not plan to log in from an iPhone while driving. Likewise, audio-only will not be of much value, as we will be reading and watching as well as talking.

For tablet or smartphone users: CD Online works great on those devices, but please note that while Adobe Connect Mobile—to access our online training room—is a fully supported app, it only contains a subset of the functionality of Adobe Connect for the desktop. We welcome attendees on mobile devices, but please note that previous attendees have had minor technical issues (such as inability to see slides) during our session.

Those who are not registered will not be permitted to enter the room. Thank you! We look forward to "seeing" you soon!

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