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NAHUELPAN MORENO, Héctor J. El sueño de la identidad latinoamericana o la búsqueda de lo propio en lo ajeno. Atenea (Concepc.) [online]. 2007, n.495, pp. 157-164. ISSN 0718-0462. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-04622007000100009.
This work relates the metaphor “the desert grows...” to the historical projects of constructing a Latin American identity. We will give a brief explanation in respect to the significance of the metaphor as enunciated by Nietzsche and later taken up by Heidegger. We will explain the historical projects and, finally, we will analyze how the search for the dream of unity has been formulated by turning its back on the foundations of sociocultural diversity characteristic of the continent
Palabras clave : Latin-American identity; historical projects; socio-cultural diversity.