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Theotonio dos Santos’ Unfortunate Departure (1936-2018)

Source: Otras Voces en Educación / The Dawn News

Today, the team of Other Voices in Education is filled with feelings of sadness due to the loss of another great contemporary Latin American intellectual: Theotonio dos Santos Júnior, who was born in Carangola, Minas Gerais, in Brazil, on November 11, 1936, and passed away today, February 27, 2018, in Rio de Janeiro, due to a pancreatic cancer.

Santos was one of the most important minds who contributed to the Marxist theory of dependency. This economist was one of the most influential Latin American thinkers of the second half of the 20th century and early 21st century, with dozens of published works. He also held the UNESCO chair in Global Economics and Sustainable Development, was an emeritus professor at the Fluminense Federal University and a visiting professor at the Rio de Janeiro State University, the Autonomous National University of Mexico, the Northern Illinois University, the New York State University, the Minas Gerais Federal University, the Bennett Institute of Rio de Janeiro, and others.

He also obtained several honorary degrees from universities like the National University of San Marcos and the Ricardo Palma University (both in Peru) and the Buenos Aires University of Argentina.

His legacy will live on and will always be in our hearts.

Read the interview with Theotonio dos Santos translated in English by The Dawn News here.

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