Journal of Transatlantic Studies

, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 208–217 | Cite as

‘Locking horns with the Northern Empire’: anti-American imperialism at the Tricontinental Conference of 1966 in Havana

  • Manuel BarciaEmail author


In January 1966 Havana hosted a ‘tricontinental’ conference that aimed to address the role of US imperialism in the Cold War world as well as the invasions of Vietnam and the Dominican Republic. This article examines some of the themes discussed in 1966 and the immediate impact of the conference on liberation movements around the world, most notably in Portuguese Africa, Vietnam and the Middle East. The conference also had a long-lasting impact on the democratic future of many Third World countries.


anti-imperialism Cuba Tricontinental Conference Tricontinental Movement 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American StudiesUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK

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