American Capital of Culture

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The non-governmental organization American Capital of Culture Organization selects one city in the Americas annually to serve as the American Capital of Culture for a period of one year. The organization claims the initiative is based closely on the European Capital of Culture program; it enjoys the backing of the Organization of American States, but the OAS is not involved in the selection process.[1]

The organization was founded in 1998 with the objectives to raise awareness of culture in the Americas and to promote the city selected as the Capital of Culture for the year. The chosen city is publicized on the television networks Antena 3 and the Discovery network.[1][2]

List of dates of American Capital of Culture[edit]

American Capitals of Culture[3]
Year City Country
2000 Mérida  Mexico
2001 Iquique  Chile
2002 Maceió  Brazil
2003 Panama City  Panama
Curitiba  Brazil
2004 Santiago  Chile
2005 Guadalajara  Mexico
2006 Cordoba  Argentina
2007 Cuzco  Peru
2008 Brasília  Brazil
2009 Asunción  Paraguay
2010 Santo Domingo  Dominican Republic
2011 Quito  Ecuador
2012 São Luís  Brazil
2013 Barranquilla  Colombia
2014 Colima  Mexico
2015 Mayagüez  Puerto Rico
2016 Valdivia  Chile
2017 Mérida  Mexico
2018 Anzoátegui  Venezuela
2019 San Miguel de Allende  Mexico
2020 Punta Arenas  Chile
2021 Estado de Zacatecas  Mexico

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Capital Americana de la Cultura. "La Capital Americana de la Cultura: noticias". www.cac-acc.org. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  2. ^ "La Capital Americana de la Cultura: noticias". www.cac-acc.org (in Spanish). Capital Americana de la Cultura. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  3. ^ "Bienvenidos / Welcome / Bem-vindos / Bienvenus". www.cac-acc.org. Capital Americana de la Cultura. Retrieved 29 October 2020.

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