Invitation to book launch

07 May 2017

On 19 May, John Crabtree and Francisco Durand will be launching their co-authored book ‘Peru: Elite Power and Political Capture’ at the UCL Institute for the Study of the Americas, 51 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PN. This will begin at 5.00pm. You are cordially invited to attend, but space will be limited and to avoid disappointment you should book in advance on the ISA website.

There will also be a launch in Oxford at the Latin American Centre, 1 Church Walk, on Tuesday May 16 at 5.00pm.

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