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This statement was published for sign-on on May 24th. As of 9pm on May 27th, 4,246 students have signed the statement. It is still gathering signatures; we will update this page over the coming days.   These are the demands of students affected by the closure of English Language schools during the Covid-19 Pandemic in […]

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WEBINAR – Impact of COVID19 on the local economies of Latin America: Challenges and Solutions COVID-19 is a phenomenon that affects us globally, but also has a very concrete effect on local economies in Latin America. What challenges do different areas of the region face and what is being done to overcome them? Our first […]

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One of the major flash points in terms of COVID-19 in Latin America has been with migrants trying to cross borders to return home. Bolivian migrant workers trying to return home from Chile have been stuck in the highlands border region in dire humanitarian conditions and facing criminalisation and persecution from the transitional government. Here […]

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-THE NEW BEGINNING DATE OF THE COURSE IS NEXT TUESDAY, 28TH OF JAN-    LASC is so pleased to announce one more year the Latin America Development Issues Course   This is a lively and participative course open to people with any kind of interest in Latin America. The course gives participants insight into the […]

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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 […]

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The 40th anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution in Nicaragua (July 19, 1979) comes at a worrying time for that country. An open letter to the Nicaraguan Ambassador on her recent visit to Ireland was signed by the 54 Irish people who were active in the Irish Nicaragua Support Group (INSG) in the 1980s and travelled […]

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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: September 17, 2018 NGO letter to Joint Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment, September 17, 2018 September 20, 2018 Response from  Joint Committee on Communications, Climate […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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  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 […]

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