Latin American Social Sciences Institute

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FLACSO in Quito, Ecuador.
FLACSO, Ecuador

The Latin American Social Sciences Institute or Latin American School of Social Sciences (Spanish: Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales or FLACSO) is an inter-governmental autonomous organization for Latin America and the Caribbean dedicated to research, teaching and spreading of social sciences.

It was created on April 17, 1957,[1] following a UNESCO initiative at the Latin American Conference on Social Sciences in Rio de Janeiro. Its goal was to promote academic research and development in the region.[1]

Its membership is open to Latin American and Caribbean countries that subscribe to the FLACSO agreement. Current members include: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Cuba, Chile, Ecuador, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Dominican Republic, Suriname and Uruguay.

Josette Altmann Borbón, a historian and former First Lady of Costa Rica, was elected Secretary General of FLACSO in June 2016.[1] She succeeded Manuel González on July 31, 2016.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d Avendaño, Manuel (2016-07-14). "Josette Altmann, ex primera dama, electa Secretaria General de Flacso". La Nación (San José). Retrieved 2016-06-03.

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