Latin America Solidarity Centre

  • About Us

    We are individuals who share a passion for real social change in Latin America and Ireland.

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  • Latin American Week 2018

    Latin America Week is here! The theme for this year is "Defending Land - Defending Life", with a whole host of public events and talks from some of Latin America's foremost activists planned for the week.

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  • Latin America Spanish Classes

    Whether you are travelling to the region, or just looking to build your language skills, LASC Latin American Spanish Classes are made for you!

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  • Follow the LASC Blog

    The LASC Blog is a great resource for views and opinions on current affairs throughout Latin America from talented writers in Ireland and throughout the region.

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Latest Articles

Blog: Guilty Until Proven Innocent: The Lula Conviction and the Unravelling of Brazilian Democracy

Partisan judges, a lack of evidence, and a right-wing government on the offensive: the ingredients of Lula’s recent trial highlight a worrying undemocratic trend in Brazil.

News: LASC Radio Interview on Honduran Election

On 31st December 2017, LASC Coordinator Chris O’Connell spoke to Near FM’s Global Solidarity programme on the escalation of post-election violence and police brutality in Honduras.

Blog: Insult to Injury

The 2009 conviction of Alberto Fujimori, Peru’s autocratic former president, on multiple counts of crimes against humanity was widely seen as a major blow against impunity in the embattled country. Now, nearly nine years later, shady dealings in the Peruvian Congress threaten to completely subvert the course of justice.

Blog: Venezuela Behind the Headlines

The coverage of Venezuela’s ongoing crisis often tells a single story of repression and despair. However, looking beyond the headlines to the reality on the ground reveals a much more complex reality.

News: Timeline of events in Honduras

  LASC is extremely concerned by the escalating violence in Honduras since elections were held on 26th November 2017, and particularly condemns the use of violence against peaceful protesters and the many irregularities that marred this election.

Blog: Out of the Fields and into the Streets

In Ecuador, organisations like FECAOL are standing at the frontlines of a battle between peasant communities and multinational agribusinesses.