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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 […]

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The 40th anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution in Nicaragua (July 19, 1979) comes at a worrying time for that country. An open letter to the Nicaraguan Ambassador on her recent visit to Ireland was signed by the 54 Irish people who were active in the Irish Nicaragua Support Group (INSG) in the 1980s and travelled […]

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The following is a list of parliamentary questions and other advocacy actions on the Irish importation of coal from the Cerrejón mine in La Guajira, Colombia, in chronological order: September 17, 2018 NGO letter to Joint Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment, September 17, 2018 September 20, 2018 Response from  Joint Committee on Communications, Climate […]

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LASC is very happy to join the Irish Global Solidarity In 100 Objects Project in collaboration with developmenteducation.ie and the Irish Development Education Association.    What is the project? Throughout 2019, developmenteducation.ie and IDEA (Irish Development Education Association) are launching a project to gather 100 objects relating to previous global solidarity and Development Education campaigns […]

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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 […]

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  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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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  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 […]

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