LAB News


The Heart of Our Earth Crowdfunder

24 November 2020 Today LAB is launching a Crowdfunding appeal for £10,000 to enable us to continue our major new project The Heart of Our Earth - Community Resistance to Mining in Latin America. The project includes a printed book (to be published in 2022) and a website which we will launch soon and update continuously as our research progresses. But the website will continue long after the publication of the printed book, carrying further news, updates, and multimedia content. The Heart of Our Earth, like many projects, was set back by the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, which made research in...

SLAS to fund LAB’s Voices webinars

LAB is delighted to announce that we have been awarded funding from the Society of Latin America Studies (SLAS). The grant will be used to produce a series of online seminars as part of LAB’s Voices of Latin America project. Our book Voices of Latin America and its associated website were published in January 2019, the fruit of more than four years work. LAB's dedicated team of expert volunteers brought together interviews with 74 social movement activists in 14 countries of Latin America. These activists are the people from whom progressive change is coming to the region: they can inspire...

LAB interviews Bernardo Kucinski, author of ‘The Past Is An Imperfect Tense’

For LAB's online book launch event, Sue Branford and Tom Gatehouse, interview Bernardo Kucinski about his recent novel 'The Past Is An Imperfect Tense' and read extracts from the book, published by Practical Action Publishing.

Vacancy at LAB

Admin and Editorial Assistant post Location: Work from homeHours: part-time 20 hours/2.5 days per weekSalary: £25,000 pro rataDuration: 9 months initially, to be extended if funding permits LAB IS HIRING! The need for LAB's work has never been greater: Latin America is entering an era of intense challenges: the neo-liberal economic model has largely failed; inequalities in much of the region are growing; toxic populism, such as that of Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, is rampant; the bonanza of mineral and fossil fuel extraction is on the wane, leaving behind its legacies of environmental destruction, social destitution and the corruption of politics; even...

Voices of Latin America – the Video

A beautiful short video made for LAB by Francisco Elías Prada and Ángela Rodríguez Torres of LAB partner, Ojos Ilegales, Venzuela. In a few brief photographs and captions it captivates what Voices of Latin America is all about. An excellent way to communicate the power, value and importance of this book!