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Mexican diplomacy towards the Argentine civil-military dictatorship (1976-1983): the complaints of Argentine exiles in Mexico

Grant number: 21/07274-5
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2022
Effective date (End): March 31, 2023
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Political Science - International Politics
Principal researcher:Daniel Damasio Borges
Grantee:Gabriel Roberto Dauer
Supervisor abroad: Pablo Silvio Yankelevich Rosembaum
Home Institution: Instituto de Políticas Públicas e Relações Internacionais (IPPRI). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de São Paulo. São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Research place: El Colegio de México, Mexico  
Associated to the scholarship:20/01605-7 - Foreign policy, exiles and human rights in the Americas: the relations between Argentina, Mexico and Argentine exiles in the context of serious human rights violations during the civil-military dictatorship in Argentina (1976-1983), BP.DR


Mexico's long tradition as a host country for politically persecuted in the 20th century motivated hundreds of thousands of people in the Southern Cone to seek protection to their lives in that country against the civil-military dictatorships of the 1960s and 1990s, whose state and parastatal threats, under the Doctrine of National Security, forced these people to leave their countries. This project deals specifically with Argentine exiles, forced to leave Argentina before and during the country last dictatorship (1976-1983) and go to countries like Mexico, where they made different complaints against the military regime. I propose to study the decisions and actions of Mexican diplomats towards the Argentine dictatorship, with attention to the issues of human rights and the complaints of exiles in Mexico and their potential effects on diplomatic relations between these countries. For this, I use the concepts of Foreign Policy Analysis (FPA) and theories of social movements. In methodological terms, the intention is to carry out documentary analysis of telegrams and other communications between the Mexican Embassy in Buenos Aires and Mexico's Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores (SRE), as well as interviews with state and non-state actors involved in these actions and relations.

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