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Briefing – The Irish connection to the Cerrejón coal mine

This page is designed to give the reader an overview of the background to Ireland’s complicity in human rights abuses in Colombia surrounding the notorious Cerrejón coal mine. Ireland’s semi-state electricity company, the ESB, purchases Cerrejón coal for energy production in its Moneypoint power plant. Furthermore, Cerrejón’s sales branch, the Coal Marketing Company (CMC), has […]

Even the Rain

The film chosen this week was ‘Even the Rain’, directed by Icíar Bollaín. Taking place in the mountains of Bolivia, this film follows a movie crew making a historical film about the oppression of Christopher Columbus. They employ the local residents to play the indigenous people, which poses a problem because they are in the […]

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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