Irish human rights organizations call for prompt investigation into murder of environmental and human rights defender Jeremy Bar
Irish human rights organizations call for prompt investigation into murder of environmental and human rights defender Jeremy Barrios
We, the undersigned organisations, strongly condemn the killing of environmental and human rights defender Jeremy Abraham Barrios Lima, in the centre of Guatemala City on 12 November 2016. Two unidentified assailants passing on a motorcycle shot him twice in the head. They did not steal any of his personal belongings. Jeremy died of his injuries shortly after. He was 22 years old.
"Lifting the Blockade:
Obama is chasing a foreign policy legacy",
by Simon McGuiness from the Cuba Support Group
"The horror has a name and it's name is Ayotzinapa.' (SCI Galeano)
On September 26, 2014, two years ago this week, student teachers form the Escuela Rural Normal Isidro Burgos in Ayotzinapa were attacked in Iguala, Guerrero by local police. Six people were killed, dozens injured, and 43 remain missing two years later. One of the murdered students had been tortured and his face cut off. Elements of the municipal, state and federal police as well as the army participated in the crime, making it a state crime.
According to the government version of events, the student teachers had commandeered four buses (a common practice in Mexico) and directed them to the town of Iguala to disrupt a meeting organised by the mayor's wife. A confrontation with the municipal police followed, resulting in the six casualties and the arrest of the 43 missing, who were handed over to a local drug cartel, mistaken for members of a rival drug gang. They were then murdered, their bodies burnt in the local dump and their ashes thrown into the local river. This is the version of events presented by the Mexican Attorney General when he closed the case last year and presented this as the 'historic truth'. The historic truth/myth has since been perpetuated by a film, 'La Noche en Iguala', further adding to the pain and rage felt by the parents and families of t
Tuesdays from 6.30 to 8.30 @Ballsbride College of Further Education
THIS COURSE HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL JANUARY
This is a lively and participative course open to people with any kind of interest in Latin America. Participants will acquire a general understanding of Latin American social, political, historical and economic developments as well as more detailed information about topics of contemporary significance, such as trade, labour issues, indigenous issues and popular resistance.
If you missed the Seminar "Irish-Latin American Solidafity in the context of the 1916 rising" back in May, you have now an opportunity to listen to some of the speakers throught this podcasts:
Thanks to Gertrude Cotter from Global Hub for sharing this with us.
Latin American Spanish classes: Intensive course for Beginners
Four Week intensive course, 2 days per week from the 4th to the 27th of July
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Brazilian Portuguese Classes: Intensive course for Beginners
Four Week intensive course, 2 days per week from the 12th of July to the 4th of August.
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#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.