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

News: Call for Observers for the Aty Guasu

Ládio Veron, our speaker at this year’s Latin America Week events, has called for observers to come to Mato Grosso do Sul, to help support the Guarani-Kaiowá in their struggle for land rights.  CALL FOR OBSERVERS FOR THE ATY GUASU AUG 26 – AUG 31,  2017 TAKUARA, STATE OF MATO GROSSO DO SUL, BRAZIL   […]

Blog: Race to the Bottom

By Eimhin O’Reilly On the surface, it sounds like a simple question, the kind of question you might hear in a pub quiz with an answer you will forget soon after hearing: “What is the southernmost town in the world?” Yet this is a question with no clear answer; in fact, the search for a […]

Blog: Building Bridges (and Escalators) – How Colombia is Re-Inventing the City (Part 2)

By Eimhin O’Reilly A bright red cable car floats delicately in the air, steadily climbing the slopes of an Andean valley. It sweeps past three immense black boulders perched on the hillside, housing a state-of-the art library and surrounded by verdant parkland. In the city below, children and adults alike play in the Zen-inspired Barefoot Park. […]

News: Solidarity with Francisco Ramirez Cuellar

Trade union activist and lawyer Francisco Ramírez cuellar needs protection.

Blog: Ladio Veron’s journey through Europe denouncing the suffering of the Guarani-Kaiowá indigenous community

By Chris O’Connell and Thais Mantovani Ladio Veron is chief of the Takuara community, leader of the ATY GUAÇU – general assembly of the Guarani-Kaiowá – and the spokesman of the Guarani-Kaiowá on this journey on European soil. He is a history professor, graduated from the Federal University of the Great Dourados, but he lives […]

Blog: Carrot and Stick – How Colombia is Re-Inventing the City (Part 1)

By Eimhin O’Reilly   While Colombia’s place in the headlines in recent months has been dominated by the halting efforts towards a definitive end to their lengthy civil war, behind the scenes the country has been undergoing a quiet renaissance. Slowly but surely, its cities have been reclaiming a sense of national pride that seemed […]