Conventional studies show cases of racial violence in the region of Latin America which are closely related to the political violence that has taken place during armed conflicts between governments and groups of rebels. However, the connection between racial violence and development models such as over exploitations of natural resources or the maquilas scheme has been less explored. The seminar will reveal the development models that have been implemented in Latin America and its effects on the configuration of racial violence practices towards indigenous and Afro-descendant, and in the rural area (v. gr. through exclusion and land eviction, contamination, extractivism). Urban areas have also been sceneries of racial violence and abuse of power by police institutions, where mainly young, Afro-descendant and poor men are the most abused. The seminar will also analyze the type of masculinities that have been created in these sceneries of exclusion, dispossession, violence and racial discrimination.