Marco Huaco Palomino

Marco Huaco is Lawyer from Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, and Master in Sciences of Religion from the same university. He is also Master in Human Rights from the University of Strasbourg, and has a Diploma of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights from the Collège Universitaire Henry Dunant. He is currently coursing his doctoral studies in Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and Universidad de Sevilla. He has been the scholarship holder of the Consorcio Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales (CLACSO) and the National Prize François Bourricaud to the researcher in Human and Social Sciences. His research has been focused on the relationship between church and state alongside sexual and reproductive rights on the South American region.

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Contributions by Marco Huaco Palomino


South American church-state relations

Politics and social institutions are inseparable. Whether we take a look at small-scale or complex societies, we can find that politics is involved with economics, kinship with hierarchy, and of course, religion with the state. In this podcast, Sidney Castillo interviews professor Marco Huaco Palomino as he addresses the nuances of secularity in several Latin American countries.