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Bienvenido! Festival 2017 Bienvenido!  El Sueño Existe Festival of Latin American music and politics will take place in Machynlleth, 28, 29 and 30 July 2017. The spirit of Victor Jara in beautiful Mid Wales. To buy tickets click here For every festival we choose a different theme and this year we will be looking at Ecuador.  We seek to weave a tapestry...
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DONATE TO THE PROJECT AT: www.crowdfunder.co.uk/voices-of-latin-america STOP-PRESS: NOW PARTLY MATCH-FUNDED April 13. Thanks to the generosity of a single donor, up to £6,000 of the donations made to this project between now and the Crowdfunding end-date (May 17) will be matched £ for £. So any donations you make in this period will potentially be worth double. LAB's new, major book...
We work in culture and academic education in different fields, linking universities and social organizations of Paraguay with regional similar actors. We also support art initiatives by scholarships mainly for young artists. Contact details: Contact: Marcelo Decoud, Executive Director e-mail Address: medecoud@gmail.com Phone: +54 11 49827760 Website: www.paraguaycultura.org Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ParaguayCultura Skype Name: m.decoud
Argentina Solidarity Campaign is a self-organised collective in the UK that aims to support people in Argentina who are suffering at the hands of the neoliberal and extractivist model and their accompanying exorbitant and unjust policies. Our campaign is inclusive, pluralistic and non-party aligned and we share a common objective: that of making visible the looting of Argentinian, Latin American...
10 March 2017 Dear LAB Supporter and Friend, LAB has a new website. When you type lab.org.uk into your web browser it will take you to the new site. All the links to articles on our old site will now take you to the same article displayed on the new site. It may look a bit different, but all the same material...
16 November 2016 Dear LAB Supporter and Friend, LAB needs funds Sadly, our most recent funding application was unsuccessful. We had applied to the Open Society Foundations to back our Speaking Out project, to promote English language translation of articles by independent Latin American journalists. We planned to work in collaboration with Agencia Pública in São Paulo and other similar groups in...
On 4 January, a congressional commission with full investigative powers was created to deal with the accusations of illegal payments to government officials by Odebrecht, the Brazilian construction company. These relate to infrastructure contracts obtained from the Peruvian government from at least 2005 onwards. The information came to light as part of the wider investigation into the so-called ‘Lava...
‘My painting is an act of decolonisation, not in a physical sense, but a mental one’. These are the words of one of the greatest Latin American painters of the twentieth century, the Cuban Wifredo (the ‘l’ of his Christian name disappeared due to a bureaucratic mistake, which the painter enjoyed) Lam. His powerful paintings show how he assimilated modernist movements...
The FSLN's Daniel Ortega comfortably won a fourth term as president in November's elections in Nicaragua. Despite opposition claims that his government is becoming increasingly authoritarian, Ortega received more than 70% of the votes cast, while the FSLN party increased its majority in the legislative. Here, a supporter of the government working in the Nicaraguan countryside explains to Nicaragua...
Companies like Vale and Odebrecht are in charge of Brazil's largest projects in Africa, with disastrous consequences.

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