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WIth LASC News, you can keep up to date with all of our activities - from our campaigns work to our official announcements. Stay tuned to get all the latest in Irish-Latin American solidarity!

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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  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 […]

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  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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[Español abajo] We’re delighted to launch our Spanish-language podcast series in collaboration with Radio Latina en Dublin, ‘Mujeres Dignas y Visibles’. The series is aimed at Latin American migrant women in Ireland, with information on accessing visas, worker’s rights, access to healthcare and more. The podcasts will go out on the air on Near FM […]

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Kinvara Declaration in Solidarity with Nicaragua – February 16th 2019 On February 16th 2019, a Poetry Festival-in-Exile was held in Kinvara as a gesture of solidarity with the left-wing and feminist organizations facing oppression in Nicaragua. The following declaration came as a result of that gathering of artists and activists. [En Español abajo — In […]

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23rd February 2019 -For immediate release- Human rights and environmental activists in Ireland publically manifested their support of a Colombian legal action against the Cerrejón coal mine, who supplies the ESB. In a photocall outside the headquarters of the mine’s sales company, Coal Marketing Company, in Dublin, the activists sent messages of support to indigenous […]

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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:   Dáil debate, July 12, 2018 Parliamentary Question, July 24, 2018 NGO letter to Joint Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment, September 17, 2018 Response […]

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