Latin America Solidarity Centre

Today Brazil goes to the polls, choosing between the Workers’ Party’s Fernando Haddad and the neo-fascist Jair Bolsonaro in one of the most divisive and violent campaigns in recent memory.

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With over 60,000 homicides a year, Brazil is facing a crisis that overwhelmingly impacts poor, young, black men.

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The response to a politician’s murder may be a turning point in finding a way out of Rio’s crisis. Republished with permission from Americas Quarterly.

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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.

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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.

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  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.

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    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 […]

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By Eimhin O’Reilly Throughout May, indigenous protestors armed with spears, bows and arrows rallied against planned legislation put forward by Michel Temer’s interim conservative government to strip the National Indian Foundation (FUNAI) of the power to determine indigenous territories. In the streets of Brasília, protesters faced the tear gas and rubber bullets of Brasília’s riot police. The […]

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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 […]

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