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Even the Rain

The film chosen this week was ‘Even the Rain’, directed by Icíar Bollaín. Taking place in the mountains of Bolivia, this film follows a movie crew making a historical film about the oppression of Christopher Columbus. They employ the local residents to play the indigenous people, which poses a problem because they are in the […]

News From The Front

With an ever increasing number of homophobic attacks in Guatemala, Eimhin O’Reilly speaks to one of the people at the front line in the battle against bigotry. This article is republished from GCN.

Resources from LASCWeds talk on ‘Being LGBTI in Latin America’

  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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Even the Rain

The film chosen this week was ‘Even the Rain’, directed by Icíar Bollaín. Taking place in the mountains of Bolivia, this film follows a movie crew making a historical film about the oppression of Christopher Columbus. They employ the local residents to play the indigenous people, which poses a problem because they are in the […]

Maria Full of Grace

The film chosen for this week was “Maria Full of Grace”, directed by Joshua Marston. Set in Columbia, this film follows a young girl named Maria who gets pregnant and results in becoming a drug mule to help her earn money. Maria worked in a factory in a small town outside of Bogota, helping provide […]

City of God

The film chosen for this week is “City of God’, directed by Fernando Meirelles and Katia Lundelles. Based on a true story, this movie follows the paths of two boys named Rocket and José “Zé” Pequeno. Rocket, an aspiring young photographer, who tries to avoid a life of crime and drugs. While Zé does whatever […]

LASC joining the Irish Global Solidarity in 100 Objects Project

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 […]

“No”

The film chosen for this week was “No”, directed by Pablo Larraín starring Gael Garcia Bernal. Set in 1988, this film follows the referendum called by Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet that allowed the people to vote either “yes”, to have him stay in power for another eight years, or “no”, to have his term come to […]

LASC Stands in Solidarity with Save Our Sperrins and Fuerza de Mujeres Wayuu

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 […]

Honduras in Revolt

  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 […]

Irish Media Coverage of Repression in Nicaragua and Irish Solidarity

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 […]

Latin America Solidarity Centre firmly opposes Trump’s visit to Ireland.

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 […]

Latin America Week 2019 – Women Defending the Earth from Destructive Mining

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 […]