The experience of exile of Latin American citizens in Italy has so far been mainly addressed within the framework of the relations between Italy and Latin America during those years. This work aims to investigate some specific aspects of this experience, focusing on the role played by the Fondazione Lelio and Lisli Basso and its founder in managing the reception of many exiles, and in the process of constructing “memories” of exile. By adopting this perspective, it is also possible to shed light on an aspect of cooperation between Latin American and European civil society organizations that contributed to the birth and consolidation of that informal network that eventually enabled the process of denouncing crimes committed within authoritarian regimes and internal Latin American armed conflicts, contributing to the development of the “global civil society”.
Fotia, L. (2023). L’esilio latinoamericano e l’Italia dagli anni Sessanta agli anni Ottanta. Il ruolo della Fondazione Basso (con A. Mulas). GIORNALE DI STORIA CONTEMPORANEA, XXVI(1), 152-172.