translated from Spanish: Puerto de Ideas Valparaíso invites you to think about social and political changes in Chile and the world

In a context of political, social and cultural paradigms that change, both locally, regionally and globally, guests to this new version of Puerto de Ideas Valparaiso propose a deep reflection on t as varied as the crises of democracy in the world, of the left in Latin America and of the Catholic Church; the role of young people and municipalities in the political fabric; and the impact of globalization on Latin American identity.
Democracy and Latin American identity
At the opening conference of the Festival, The Global Crisis of Liberal Democracy, Spanish sociologist and economist Manuel Castells will address the challenges of this system in the world, in a scenario where the vast majority of citizens are not represented by the political elite, leading to the rise to power of leaders with radical positions such as Donald Trump in the United States and Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil.
Castells will also participate in Latin American Identity in a globalized world, where sociologist Ernesto Ottone F. will present the book Castells co-wrote with the Bolivian sociologist Fernando Calderón. Entitled The New Latin America, this research highlights the effect that globalization has had on Latin American identity: instead of a homogeneous culture, a constellation of identities emerged and other cultures were affirmed.
Frédéric Martel
Also noteworthy is the conference The Intimate Life of the Catholic Church, in which The Intimate Life of the Catholic Church, in which The French journalist Frédéric Martel will talk with the French journalist Frédéric Martel about the bestseller Sodom, a rigorous five-year investigation in which he uncovered the secret structure around homosexuality in the Vatican. In the Pending a fighting activity, Martel, together with Emma de Ramón and Pablo Simonetti, will also discuss the advances of the LGBTIQ community.
On the other hand, the French historian Serge Gruzinski, at the conference A Round Expedition. 500 years of the first round the world, he will analyze the mythical expedition led by Hernando de Magallanes that would achieve the first round of the world and usher in globalization. Gruzinski will delve into the latter phenomenon with Carlos Scolari, an Argentine digital media expert, and journalist Eduardo Arriagada, in the Global Networks panel. A world without distance.
Chantal Mouffe
On the role of the new generations in current politics, especially the Z, the Spanish political scientist Joan Subirats will speak at the conference A 20th century policy for the generations of the 21st century?, bringing to the discussion the new forms of participation in the framework of digital supremacy. Meanwhile, in The Impact of a «Microcountry», a dialogue moderated by journalist María José O’Shea, Subirats will speak with the architect and urban planner Pablo Allard about the growing role of municipalities, «microcountries» within the country, in the political fabric.
Also, in What Happens with the Left in Latin America, Patricio Fernández will interview the Belgian politicalmaker Chantal Mouffe about the state of the Latin American left, in a context of economic and political crises, and populism.
Misha Glenny, an English journalist, will give two lectures. In the first, entitled The Decision of a Man and the Fate of a City, he will talk about his investigation of the leader of the main cartel of the Rocinha favela; a story that also functions as a chronicle of poverty, drugs and violence in Brazil. Meanwhile, in Hackers, the new Mafia, will reflect on the global impact of cybercrime, a phenomenon that investigated for three years and that led him to write the book McMafia, adapted from a BBC and AMC series.
The full Festival program can be found on and the Port of Ideas app. Tickets can be purchased for $2,000 (including surcharge) at or at the kiosk located in Valparaiso Civic Square, Monday to Saturday from 11:00 to 14:00 hours and from 15:00 to 19:00 hours.

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