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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: Building Bridges (and Escalators) – How Colombia is Re-Inventing the City (Part 2)

By Eimhin O’Reilly A bright red cable car floats delicately in the air, steadily climbing the slopes of an Andean valley. It sweeps past three immense black boulders perched on the hillside, housing a state-of-the art library and surrounded by verdant parkland. In the city below, children and adults alike play in the Zen-inspired Barefoot Park. […]

News: Solidarity with Francisco Ramirez Cuellar

Trade union activist and lawyer Francisco Ramírez cuellar needs protection.

Blog: Ladio Veron’s journey through Europe denouncing the suffering of the Guarani-Kaiowá indigenous community

By Chris O’Connell and Thais Mantovani Ladio Veron is chief of the Takuara community, leader of the ATY GUAÇU – general assembly of the Guarani-Kaiowá – and the spokesman of the Guarani-Kaiowá on this journey on European soil. He is a history professor, graduated from the Federal University of the Great Dourados, but he lives […]

Blog: Carrot and Stick – How Colombia is Re-Inventing the City (Part 1)

By Eimhin O’Reilly   While Colombia’s place in the headlines in recent months has been dominated by the halting efforts towards a definitive end to their lengthy civil war, behind the scenes the country has been undergoing a quiet renaissance. Slowly but surely, its cities have been reclaiming a sense of national pride that seemed […]

News: Message from President Michael D. Higgins

On the occasion of  LASC 20th Anniversary, President Michael D. Higgins has sent us a message congratulating LASC for our work.  

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News: 17th Irish Latin American Film Festival 2017 / Féile Scannán Mheiriceá Laidineach 2017

Ceiliúrann Féile Scannán Mheiriceá Laidineach an ilchríoch an athuair trí scannáin, trí ghearrthóga agus trí scannáin faisnéise. Taispeánfar iad seo i mBaile Átha Cliath agus rachaidh siad ar camchuairt ina dhiaidh sin go Biorra.  Eagraítear an Fhéile i nGaeilge, teanga dúchais na hÉireann. I gcomhthéacs an éitis sin, aithnítear teangacha na mbundúchasach i gCríocha Mheiriceá. […]

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News: Féile Scannán Mheiriceá Laidineach 2017

Ceiliúrann Féile Scannán Mheiriceá Laidineach an ilchríoch an athuair trí scannáin, trí ghearrthóga agus trí scannáin faisnéise. Taispeánfar iad seo i mBaile Átha Cliath agus rachaidh siad ar camchuairt ina dhiaidh sin go Biorra. Eagraítear an Fhéile i nGaeilge, teanga dúchais na hÉireann. I gcomhthéacs an éitis sin, aithnítear teangacha na mbundúchasach i gCríocha Mheiriceá. […]

Blog: Make Argentina Great Again

By Eimhin O’Reilly   A heavily-manicured real estate mogul uses the financial and political clout gained by his father to run for president. During his campaign, he lets accusations of corruption fly at the opposing party (with undercurrents of misogyny) and scapegoats immigrants for a variety of problems. All this in spite of overwhelming evidence […]

News: LASC Produces Radio Programme: The Irish-Latin American Connection

Together with Dublin’s NearFM, LASC has produced a series of radio programmes exploring the deep links connecting Ireland with Latin America. The series is still ongoing, and can be listened to online, or on the radio at 90.3FM. In the meantime, you can catch up on past episodes on the NearFM podcast page here. The […]

Blog: And the Óscar goes to…

By Eimhin O’Reilly   As Hollywood once again finds itself enthralled by the glitz and glamour of the awards season, protests are strangely absent. For those of you who recall the #OscarsSoWhite campaign, which (rightfully) objected to the treatment of African-Americans in cinema in previous years, this may come as a surprise. But with sleeper […]