Latin America Week 2015

Cinco de Mayo: Mexican Festival


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LASCWeds: Brazil World Cup Protests: Popular participation in Brazil


Valesca Lima, from University City Dublin, will faciliate this talk after one year of the World Cup in Brazil, focusing on the popular protests.

LASCWeds will take place in LASC, 5 Merrion Row.

For details, contact

CE Scheme Job opportunity at LASC: Fundraising and Membership Officer


CCVG has a job vacancy in the following position based in LASC:

Fundraising and Membership Officer

Applicants should have an interest in Latin American solidarity issues and some experience of fundraising and managing members. Experience in Health and Safety and advantage.

This is a Community Employment opportunity.


Letter sent to the Mexican Embassy on the Fifth Anniversary of the killings of Bety Cariño and Jyri Jaakkola


Your Excellency,


The 27th April 2015 was the fifth anniversary of the killings of human rights activists Bety Cariño and Jyri Jaakkola assassinated by paramilitaries while trying to bring humanitarian aid to the besieged indigenous community of San Juan Copala.


A game-changer for the Amazon - Petition on line

An ambitious project is underway to create the largest environmental reserve in the world, protecting 135 million hectares of Amazon forest. That’s more than twice the size of France! But it won’t happen unless Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela’s leaders know the public wants it.

Cinco de Mayo: Mexican Festival

Cinco de Mayo Mexican Festival



The Latin America Solidarity Centre (LASC) and Dublin Food Co-op are teaming up with Ireland's fast-growing Mexican community to bring you a day of Mexican fun and excitement!

Join LASC on 4th May Bank Holiday Monday as we celebrate Mexico's rich culture, history and traditions. There will be Mexican music, food, games and more in what is sure to be a great family day out.

So come along and experience Mexico. ADMISSION IS FREE!

For more information contact:

#LASCWeds: Book launch: 'La Lucha - The Story of Lucha Castro and Human Rights in Mexico'

Teaming up with Front Line Defenders and PBI, #LASCWeds is presenting the story of Luch Castro and Human Rights in Mexico.


Wednesday the 29th of  April, 6.00pm, at the The Atrium, Temple Bar Gallery & Studios,  Fownes Street (side entrance), Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

Latin America Week 2015: Planting dreams, gathering hopes: grassroots visions for global environmental justice


Planting dreams, gather hope: grassroots visions for global environmental justice

LASC is organizing its yearly Latin America Week, and as part of our annual tradition we will hold a conference focusing on grassroots alternatives to global environmental issues. The environmental crisis that the planet is suffering from has affected the most vulnerable population on the planet. Many people in Latin America have responded to this crisis by taking decisive action to challenge Government and corporate policies in order to seek environmental justice. We are pleased to announce that this year's speakers are the esteemed Indigenous rights activist Dr. Martin von Hildebrand from Colombia and veteran of the Water Wars in Bolivia, Maria Eugenia Flores.

16th Irish Latin American Film Festival 2015


Tá Féile Scannán Mheiriceá Laidineach ag leanúint ar aghaidh ag cur gearrscannán agus scannáin fasnéise bainteach leis an mór-roinn is speisiúla ar Pachamama - Meiriceá Laidineach, os comhair lucht féachana na hÉireann.  

Tá ábhair éagsúla sa Féile Scannán,  beidh

#LASCWeds: No man's land: Land at the heart of conflict in Latin America


A talk and discussion about land in Latin America as a cause of conflict by Karen Jeffares, Peace Brigade Ireland (PBI) & LASC member.


At 7pm in LASC office.


Everybody welcome!


You can enjoy a cup of Zapatista coffee and nice biscuits while attending the talk.


More info about our #LASCWeds here

Workshop on Latin American Politics and Society


LASC Presents

Workshop on Latin American Politics and Society

The two day workshop will provide key knowledge in the area of Latin American Politics. Topics to be covered include; Debt Crisis, Neoliberalism, Leftist Politics, Development Issues, Indigenous Politics, Populism, social movements and income inequality.

Ireland is currently following a similar route that Latin America did after its debt crisis. The course will provide participants with fundamental knowledge of the case of Latin America in this regard and participants will be encouraged to think of parallels with Ireland, and/or other developing regions.

When: Saturday the 21st and 28th of March.

Where: International Education Academy, Dublin 1

Cost: €25 / €20 (LASC members)

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