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To modernize an entire continent

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Rune V. Harritshøj
Writer living in Buenos Aires.
PROFESSIONAL LITERATURE / The tendency of Latin American writers to focus on a better future is part of the region's renewed self-awareness – and modernization with free abortion and new constitutions.

This article was translated by Google and R.E.

In fact, it is a reaction to the new phase of Latin America's ongoing post-colonial showdown. The tendency among the region's non-fiction writers to look ahead and not – like the great writers' years that experienced Che Guevara and the Cuban revolution in the post-war period – to look back.

This important shift in focus gives the literature a function where it fills a void. Several publications are looking ahead and drawing a brighter future that makes non-fiction – but also prose literature – a powerful aesthetic and philosophical generator. The trend is part of the reality of Latin America, which is in upheaval against the Catholic and male-dominated, strongly patriarchal societies and values ​​of the past.

Fortunato Mallimaci writes in the book Supervision of the pandemic in Latin America (Overcoming the pandemic in Latin America): “The pandemic has shown us the flaws of the international system at a time when the world and Latin America needed multilateralism more than ever, this was not present. Latin America has suffered from this neoliberal domination and must look ahead and begin to rely more on its own resources. "

In all countries, the women's movement is the prime mover of modernization for the benefit of all citizens, regardless of gender, age, race or ethnicity. But climate change, as highlighted by several Latin American publications, is also helping to change the otherwise traditionally heavy-handed Catholicism. . .

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