Deschutes Public Library News
UO Professor Carlos Aguirre Discusses the History of Soccer in Latin America
Posted By: Lisa McGean
Date Posted: 9/30/2008
The Deschutes Public Library is proud to present two presentations by Professor Carlos Aguirre titled "Soccer and Globalization in Latin America" in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month. The first presentation will be on October 4th at 11:00 am at the Redmond Public Library. He will repeat the lecture, also on October 4th, at the Bend Public Library at 3:00 p.m. in the Brooks Room. Both programs are free and open to the public.
According to Professor Aguirre, soccer is without a doubt, the single most popular sport in the world. In most countries of Latin America it has become the national pastime, with the exception of Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Venezuela, where baseball occupies that place. Soccer allows a window to understand the multiple aspects of Latin American societies and peoples. This multimedia lecture will go over the fascinating history of soccer in Latin America, and also the connections between soccer and globalization, especially the impact of the movement of Latin American soccer players to Europe and other areas of the world.
University of Oregon Professor Carlos Aguirre is the director of the Latin American Studies program, and has lectured widely on Latin American history and politics.
For questions about this and other library programs, please call 312-1034, or visit the calendar on the library's website.