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Calles Compartidas, Santiago

Calles Compartidas (Shared Streets) is a pilot initiative which, based on UK experiences of sustainable transport and citizen participation, attempts to change the way we use city streets so as to fight climate change. The first pilot project is taking place in the Lastarria and Bellas Artes neighbourhoods of Santiago. More information at www.callescompartidas.org  

Case Studies

How LAB works: selected case studies LAB returns frequently to certain key themes, because these are what most concern and affect our partners in the Region. We report what is happening to these partners, publish interviews or reproduce stories about them. Sometimes we can observe a direct effect —the story on our website is picked up in other places; liked...


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Latin America Bureau is a UK Registered Charity (No: 1113039) and, as Latin America (Research and Action) Limited, a Company limited by guarantee (No: 01488712) Council of Management Julia Buxton*, Tim Cahill*, Julian Filochowski, George Gelber*, David Lehmann* (Company Secretary), Marcela López Levy*, Shafik Meghji*, Linda Newson*, Graciela Romero Vasquez, David Treece* (Chair), Fiona Watson, Patrick Wilcken* (* is also a Trustee and...

Contacting us

e-mail: Contactlab@lab.org.uk Volunteering: if you are interested in volunteering for LAB, please contact us at volunteer@lab.org.uk. We are especially keen to add to our team translators (English/Spanish/Portuguese) and those with interest and expertise in particular countries in the Region. London office:  c/o Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London, Room 226, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU (please make an appointment by e-mail before...

Our History

LAB’s roots date back to 1977 when the Catholic Institute for International Relations (today known as Progressio), together with a group of journalists, activists and academics, recognised the pressing need to report on and denounce state violence throughout Latin America. In its first decade, LAB’s primary objective, in the pre-internet age, was to publish in book form reliable, first-hand...

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