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

    Registration for LASC's Latin American Spanish classes is now open! Whether you are travelling to the region, or just looking to build your language skills, you can sign up below.

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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

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.

News: Stop Human Rights Violations in Honduras!

    Click here to sign our petition.   Please join our call to the Honduran Ambassador in London to stop the attacks on civilians protesting against the conduct of the state during last week’s presidential elections. The Honduran Government has imposed a state of national emergency, restricting basic civil rights, authorising the use of […]

Blog: After the Quake

Eimhin O’Reilly For the 21 million capitalinos living in Greater Mexico City, earthquakes are nothing new. In fact, when a devastating temblor rocked the city one month ago, people all over the country had just finished their annual, state-mandated evacuation drills – a relic of the massive, 8.0 earthquake that claimed the lives of 10,000 […]

Blog: Colombia Faces Challenge to Build Peace, Without Sacrificing its Famed Biodiversity

Colombia Faces Challenge to Build Peace, Without Sacrificing its Famed Biodiversity Ondrej Prosicky / shutterstock By Jane Feeney   Colombia is the second most biodiverse country in the world, as measured by species richness. But over the past half century it has also been home to a brutal civil war, inflicting death and displacement on its […]

Blog: Joining the Dots – From the Archives

On the occasion of the third anniversary of the Ayotzinapa disappearances, LASC is republishing this piece by Liam Bradshaw, who has spent the last six years in the southern state of Chiapas, working closely with local community groups. By Liam Bradshaw “The horror has a name and its name is Ayotzinapa.’ (SCI Galeano) On September […]