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Rosa of the Wild Grass: the Story of a Nicaraguan Family, by Fiona Macintosh, was published by LAB just over a year ago. To mark the first anniversary of this remarkable book, Fiona gathered a group of nine local people at the Harbour Arts Centre in Irvine, Ayrshire, as part of the exhibition 'My Home is Your Home -...
We estimate that the total raised from our crowd-funding will be around £12,720 A huge thank you to all our generous supporters. Your pledges on our project Crowdfunding site totalled a magnificent £7,000. We have now received a further £4,000 from our match-funder. We can claim Gift Aid on most of those donations made by UK tax-payers, worth another 25%....
May 18. Our Crowdfunder campaign finished last night. We raised £7,000, but the total will be considerably more because part of this was match-funded. A huge thanks to our 163 generous supporters. It was a great learning experience for the LAB Voices team, and will be excellent advance promotion for the book. More funding needed If you missed the Crowdfunder deadline,...
Since 2001, Brazil has almost doubled its area of protected land without increasing its conservation budget. In the central corridor of the Atlantic Forest, protected areas are scattered among large extensions of eucalyptus monocultures maintained by pulp companies. With limited resources and facing powerful companies, those in charge of protected areas are stuck between a rock and a...
May 11: The last 6 days of our crowd-funding to make voices like this one be heard. "For us our land is everything, it is a God. We call it Mother Earth, because we have lived, being nourished by our mother earth since our roots. Our land is where we stay, where we think, where we farm and where we...
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May 10: With seven days to go, 142 generous supporters have so far pledged £5,705. One generous donor has promised match-funding up to a maximum of £6,000. We know of other donations on their way. But we are still short of our £16,000 target. PLEASE DONATE NOW AND ASK YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES TO DO SO TOO. LAB needs this...
Brazil is the world's largest producer of eucalyptus-derived pulp and the state of Espírito Santo is one of its biggest production centers. More than a third of the state, which was once rich in Atlantic Forest, is at risk of becoming desert. The region faces one of the worst droughts in its history, which is causing billions in...
5 May 2017 THE TAPAJÓS UNDER ATTACK OUTSTANDING LAB ARTICLE SERIES and Your chance to support LAB's next major book, and double the value of your gift. DONATE NOW AND MATCH-FUNDING WILL DOUBLE IT www.crowdfunder.co.uk/voices-of-latin-america The Tapajós Under Attack In October/November 2016, LAB editor Sue Branford travelled to Mato Grosso and Pará, Brazil, to examine the human and environmental impact of development and, in particular, the vast...
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...
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

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