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Blog: Elections in Brazil: The Fight is Just Beginning

Today Brazil goes to the polls, choosing between the Workers’ Party’s Fernando Haddad and the neo-fascist Jair Bolsonaro in one of the most divisive and violent campaigns in recent memory.

Blog: Zapatista Proposal for Indigenous Woman Presidential Candidate – From the Archives

By Liam Bradshaw   As we grit our teeth through anger, frustration, or just sheer ennui, waiting for the farcical debacle that is the US presidential election to end, a proposal has emerged from Mexico that might just breathe a bit of life into electoral processes. October marked the twentieth anniversary of the National Indigenous […]

Blog: 20 Years of LASC

By Jean Somers Ireland and Latin America: Deep roots While LASC is marking its 20th anniversary this year, links between Ireland and Latin America have a much longer history, some dating back 200 years to the Latin American wars of independence. A recent conference, “Irish-Latin American Solidarity in the Context of the 1916 Rising” organised […]

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Blog: Elections in Brazil: The Fight is Just Beginning

Today Brazil goes to the polls, choosing between the Workers’ Party’s Fernando Haddad and the neo-fascist Jair Bolsonaro in one of the most divisive and violent campaigns in recent memory.

Latin America in the Spanish Classroom

On Friday, LASC were down at the Teachers Club in Dublin City Centre, leading a workshop on how to introduce Latin American developmental issues into secondary school Spanish classrooms. With a group of secondary school Spanish teachers from around the country we facilitated an interactive discussion of what Development Education is, and how it could […]

LASC Statement: Nicaragua in Crisis

Statement in English (Spanish translation below): LASC, as an organisation with a mission to expose injustice in Ireland and Latin America and to stand in solidarity with the people of Latin America who are resisting oppression and are struggling to create a fair and inclusive society, shares the concerns of many of our members in […]

Women Human Rights and Environmental Defenders

Did you miss Latinx – Irish Fiesta? Take a look of LASC exhibition on Women Human Rights and Environmental Defenders here, in our web site.          

Opportunity: Communications Officer Role through CE Scheme

  The Latin America Solidarity Centre is a social justice organisation with a focus on development and human rights issues in Latin America. We run educational and cultural events, development education courses, and some campaigns, mostly in Dublin.  As a small organisation with a tight budget, we’re looking for staff through the CE Scheme.  This role would suit someone who wants […]

Fundraising needs voices, LASC needs you!

We are delighted to invite you to our fundraising event which will take place on Friday 14th September in Jigsaw. There will be live music, a DJ and dancing, some refreshments, an exhibition on women human rights and environmental defenders, and a stall with information about LASC. Who are we? The Latin America Solidarity Centre […]

Earth Matters: Gustavo Castro

During our Latin American Week 2018, LASC’s friend Lynda Sullivan interviewed Mexican environmental campaigner Gustavo Castro, Coordinator of Friends of the Earth Mexico and founder of Otros Mundos. Castro spoke about the consequences of Free Trade Agreements and international investments in Latin America, such as water and energy privatization, and the impacts on indigenous and […]

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Guest Blog: Dirty Water, Endless Thirst

The threats and impacts of mining, from Peru to Northern Ireland.