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The LASC Blog is a great way to stay up-to-date with all the latest in Latin American affairs, and is updated regularly with posts covering a range of voices, opinions and subjects. We particularly seek to highlight actors and perspectives not typically found in mainstream media.

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Please note that the views expressed in the LASC Blog are exclusively those of the authors unless otherwise stated, and do not necessarily reflect those of LASC and its members.

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 […]

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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 […]

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Sally O’Neill Sanchez was an Irish woman and long-time Trócaire aid worker who spent over 40 years in Latin America. On Sunday 7th of March, she, along with her travelling companions Ana Paula Hernández of the Fund for Global Human Rights, and Ana Velásquez of the Consejo del Pueblo Occidente, and Daniel Tuc, their driver, […]

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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.

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  Dear Minister Coveney, We, the undersigned, people who have lived and worked in Nicaragua, and others motivated by the recent tragic events, condemn the violent repression of unarmed civilian protesters by the Ortega-Murillo government. This wave of repression began in April 2018 when a large demonstration took place to protest against an increase in […]

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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.

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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.

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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 […]

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An Overview of the Concepts of Living Well and Interculturality in the Bolivian State.

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Over the past two decades Latin America has taken the lead in legislative rights for LGBTs, yet there are more killings of LGBT+ people throughout Latin America than there are in the 12 countries and territories in Africa and Asia, where homosexuality is punishable by death. As the 270th LGBT+ murder so far this year […]

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