The Heart of Our Earth

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Today, LAB is proud to launch a crowdfunding campaign for a brand new and very important LAB project: The Heart of Our Earth: Community Resistance to Mining in Latin America. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrzkOOpKUO4 Why mining? And why now? Mining has expanded massively in Latin America in...

The Heart of Our Earth

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Across Latin America, mining has expanded massively in recent decades. Vast landscapes have been stripped to feed the factories of Europe, North America and Asia – and not only in traditional mining regions, but also in hitherto pristine areas in places like Argentine Patagonia, the Amazon Rainforest and the Guatemalan Highlands. But communities aren’t...

The Heart of Our Earth

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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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrzkOOpKUO4 The project includes a printed book (to be published in 2022)...

Cine Latino

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Cine Latino celebrates the outstanding work of Latinx filmmakers. Our screenings, film workshops, panel talks and Q&As offer a deeper understanding of the vibrant Latin American film industry and shed a light on current social issues and concerns that are portrayed in creative and innovative films. Contacts Contact Person: Karoline...
Splendidly Chilean video from #ganadecambiarestepaisculiao and EstoNoParaNo, urging young people to vote in the 25 October plebiscite to determine whether a new constitution will be drawn up and, if so, by what method. It's notable that Chilean Spanish is so idiomatic that subtitles are necessary even for Spanish speakers!
Covid-19 in Latin America update 14: Argentina reaches 800,000 cases, Brazil agrees to test Russia’s ‘Sputnik’ vaccine, Chileans vote 'Apruebo' with social distancing in place, Colombia sees increase in violence against LGBTQ+, Cuba reopens 13/15 provinces to tourists.
This is the first post in the new London Mining Network blog, a partnership initiative between LAB and LMN. It contains a roundup of Latin America-related content from London Mining Network’s newsletter, with additional material supplied by LAB, researched and written by Tom Gatehouse Main Stories
The Institute of Latin American Studies ILAS, which is part of the School of Advanced Study at the University of London, stands at the very heart of Latin American Studies in the UK. Founded in 1965, over the past six decades the Institute has established an enviable global reputation as a scholarly, cultural and diplomatic knowledge...
© Luis Bustamente
Luis Bustamante's images of Chile's estallido social - which began on October 18, 2019, now a whole year ago - speak for themselves. Most were taken of protesters in Santiago around Plaza Baquedano, renamed by protestors as Plaza de la Diginidad. Others cover graffiti and stencil work that popped up during this period, taken in a range of Chilean cities.
Queer Tango teacher and LGBTQ+ activist Edgardo Fernández Sesma tells LAB’s Nina Meghji about navigating the digital space, the impact of lockdown on Buenos Aires’ elder residents, and the economic implications for Buenos Aires’ tango community post Covid-19.

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