a space for Latin America in the alternative press (1975-1979)

  • Regina Aída Crespo Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Keywords: Latin America, Latin Americanism, military dictatorship, alternative press, Versus


The magazine Versus, published in São Paulo from 1975 to 1979, started as a formally and thematically innovative project, conceived by Marcos Faerman and collaborators, using culture as a form of action and adopting Latin America as its main focus. Versus conquered a distinctive space in the Brazilian cultural milieu, occupying an outstanding place among alternative publications. Starting from a brief review of the alternative press in the 1970’s, this article aims at analyzing the trajectory of Versus, which began with an innovative cultural viewpoint on the place occupied by Brazil in Latin America and the pursuit of a Latin American unity and identity, and later headed for a gradual political instrumentalization that put an end to its existence.


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Author Biography

Regina Aída Crespo, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Investigadora Titular A

Centro de Investiaciones sobre América Latina y el Caribe

How to Cite
Crespo, R. (2018). Versus:. MATRIZes, 12(2), 281-307.
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