Irish Latin America Solidarity Seminar

Latin America Week 2016

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Irish-Latin American Solidarity in the Context of the 1916 Rising

 

Maynooth University's Sociology Department in association with the Latin American Solidarity Centre (LASC) and the Society for Irish Latin American Studies (SILAS) is proud to be holding a one-day seminar, funded by Maynooth University's 1916 Commemorations Committee, exploring historical Irish-Latin American relations.

#LASCWeds Talk: From Puerto Rico to the Dublin Docklands. Vulture funds and debt in Ireland and the Global South

Vulture Funds have been a key player in the Global South for years, but more recently their focus on the Irish property market has been a subject of concern closer to home.

#LASCWeds Talk: Human Rights Lawyers in Colombia: The work of Colombia Caravan, by Mary Henderson

Sr. Embajador Giampaolo Carmelo Rizzo Alvarado,

Honduran Ambassador to the UN

 

Your Excellency,

 

As a collective organised in solidarity with the people of Latin America, we the members of the Latin America Solidarity Centre in Ireland wish to express our shock and sadness at the murder of Ms. Berta Cáceres on March 3rd, 2016.

 

Ms. Cáceres was well-known in Ireland as a prominent defender of human and environmental rights, having worked with organisations such as Trocaire and Front Line Defenders. We understand that this crime took place even though Ms. Cáceres was under police protection at the time of her murder.

We at LASC believe that this event cannot be separated from the overall climate of violence and impunity that continues to exist in Honduras. This horrific incident, however, is a stark reminder of the risks of intimidation and violence faced by women, indigenous people, and human rights defenders in Honduras on a daily basis.

Talk: Contradictions of Sustainable Development: Brazil's New Left and Amazonian Environmental Governance

LASC and UNIVED present this talk by Eve Bratman, from the American University, and will focus on the case study of the Belo Monte dam project, and will look at various energy and land use issues facing the Brazilian Amazon region.

Free entry but registration is recommended as there are limited places.

Please book your place at education@lasc.ie

Tuesday 16th February @7pm

The talk will take place in Comhlamh, 12 Parliament Street.

 

 

#LASCWeds Talk: Mining Conflicts in Cajamarca (Peru), by Lynda Sullivan

 

In the northern highlands of Peru, in a region known as Cajamarca, indigenous-campesino communities are struggling to protect their land and their water supply from destruction. A multinational mining corporation, backed up by the World Bank, wants to turn the mountain lakes, the source of water for tens of thousands of subsistence farmers, into immense open pits. This would be the biggest extractive project that Latin America has ever seen.

We've moved!

We have changed address and LASC is now in the Arts and Business Campus Drumcondra, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower, Dublin 9

 

Please notice our internet connection is still not working, so if you need to contact us you can do it through facebook.

 

Feel free to come and visit in the New Year!

 

Bolivar, the great liberator, Talking History Podcast

Dr. Barry Cannon, lecturer in Politics in Maynooth University and LASC member, participated in the radio programme Talking History " Bolivar, the great liberator".

You can hear the programme here: https://www.newstalk.com/podcasts/Talking_History/Highlights_from_Talkin...

Language Classes

LANGUAGE COURSES

Latin American Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese classes

New term Starting in September. Native teachers

Enrol here or contact events@lasc.ie

Information about the new term of our Latin American Spanish Course now available here.

 

 

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