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In this letter, Uruguayan artist and academic Luis Camnitzer tells printmaker Lorenzo Homar that he and the other artists at his New York Graphic Workshop had managed to get the Center for Inter-American Relations to suspend a New York exhibition of Latin American art that had been organized in conjunction with 15 galleries. The rationale involved implied that it was humiliating to open their doors to these works for just one week, on the grounds that they were Latin American. At a symposium on Latin America presented at Columbia University, they were able to hold “a minute of silence” for those who had died during direct interventions by the United States in Latin America. A counter-symposium was also organized, and there were plans to hold a boycott of the Sao Paulo Biennial in Brazil, which would include a parallel counter-Biennial.