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LASC Stands in Solidarity with Save Our Sperrins and Fuerza de Mujeres Wayuu

LASC vigorously denounces death threats received by Save Our Sperrins Protectors and stands in solidarity with them. Two months ago, during Latin America Week 2019, we held a public talk in Dublin entitled “Women Defending the Earth from Destructive Mining”. We are horrified to inform that, among the panel we had the chance to listen […]

News From The Front

With an ever increasing number of homophobic attacks in Guatemala, Eimhin O’Reilly speaks to one of the people at the front line in the battle against bigotry. This article is republished from GCN.

Resources from LASCWeds talk on ‘Being LGBTI in Latin America’

  At our last LASCWeds talk on Being LGBTI in Latin America, we had the privilege of listening to four excellent speakers: Jessica Tenorio, intersex activist; Lu Saborío, trans nonbinary artist; Rodrigo Souza from Brazilian Left Front; and Jim Loughran from Frontline Defenders. For those who couldn’t attend the talk, we wanted to share resources […]

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LASC Stands in Solidarity with Save Our Sperrins and Fuerza de Mujeres Wayuu

LASC vigorously denounces death threats received by Save Our Sperrins Protectors and stands in solidarity with them. Two months ago, during Latin America Week 2019, we held a public talk in Dublin entitled “Women Defending the Earth from Destructive Mining”. We are horrified to inform that, among the panel we had the chance to listen […]

Honduras in Revolt

  In June 2009 center-left Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was removed from power in a military coup widely seen as being backed by the US. Ten years later, in June 2019, a massive street revolt against the continued rule of right-wing  Juan Orlando Hernandez (JOH) shakes the small Central American nation. Neither event has had […]

Irish Media Coverage of Repression in Nicaragua and Irish Solidarity

In April 2018 a wave of protest sparked by planned pension reforms initiated by the government of Nicaragua, led by President Daniel Ortega, met with a brutal state crackdown that left many peaceful protesters injured, dead or arrested. The repression of civil society forced many left-wing and feminist activists into exile. LASC, as an organization […]

Latin America Solidarity Centre firmly opposes Trump’s visit to Ireland.

We vigorously denounce: his numerous racist statements about Latin American people the inhumane treatment of migrants from Latin America at US-Mexican border and increasingly violent enforcement of US borders the separation of children from their families and the conditions in the detention centers that have led to several deaths among those children his interventionist approach […]

Latin America Week 2019 – Women Defending the Earth from Destructive Mining

This year, LASC’s annual Latin America Week (LAW) was focused on Gender and Extractive Industries. Between April 6th and 13th we hosted a series of talks in Dublin, Cork and Galway to explore how extractive industries impact on women in Latin America, and links back to Ireland. We also hosted an event titled “Poetry, Song […]

Indigenous Prisoners on Hunger Strike in Chiapas, Mexico

According to Mexican government figures, some 15 million of its citizens, more than 12% of the population, are indigenous. Although Mexico’s new president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO), called on the Spanish state to apologise for its treatment of the indigenous during the period of conquest and colonisation, indigenous peoples still suffer discrimination and marginalisation […]

Solidaridad Con La Minga

  Since March 12 in Colombia, there has been a very strong mobilization in the Cauca region (echoed in other parts of the country) driven by indigenous and social organizations: the Minga. Minga is an ancient indigenous tradition of community or collective work for social utility purposes. The Indigenous people of Cauca have applied the […]

Latin America Week 2019 Programme

This year, LASC’s annual Latin America Week (LAW) will be focused on Gender and Extractive Industries. Between April 6th and 13th we will host a series of talks in Dublin, Cork and Galway to explore how extractive industries impact on women in Latin America. Our Latin America Week keynote speaker is Jakeline Romero Epiayu, from […]

Irish media coverage of Cerrejón mine campaign

  Blood coal: Ireland’s dirty secret, October 25th 2018, in The Guardian   “The connections between County Clare, Ireland and La Guajira, Colombia may not be entirely obvious at first glance. Yet the regions are linked through a shared commodity: coal. Extracted in one region and burned in the other. Coal extraction in La Guajira has […]

Job Opportunities: Coordinator

  LASC is seeking a Coordinator (part-time)   Preamble: LASC (Latin America Solidarity Centre) is a membership-based organisation. We are individuals who share a passion for real social change in Latin America and Ireland, and we believe that peace with justice and equality for all can come only through genuine participation of everyone in society’s decision […]