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...
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...
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,...
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%....

Voices: a work in progress

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Work on LAB's exciting new book Voices of Latin America is progressing rapidly More than 45 of our interviews, from 11 countries, have been translated, and our wonderful team of volunteer editors are at work on the separate chapters The editor and project co-ordinator is Tom Gatehouse Publication date is now set for September 2018 Alongside the book,...
As Brazil enters the final week before the second round of the presidential election, to be held on Sunday 29 October, the industrial scale in which social media are distributing ‘fake news’ has become frighteningly clear. ‘Fake news’ is reaching millions of Brazilians, particularly through WhatsApp, which is used by 44% of the population to obtain their political information,...

BristoLatino

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We are a cultural journalism website, focussing on Latin American cultural production and issues, with a focus on Latin events in Bristol. As well as covering topics such as film, art, literature, music, theatre, politics, food & drink, we run film screenings, talks and live music events. We work as a platform for people to connect and find about...

Communities vs La Megaminería

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LAB author Matt Kennard who has begun work to  research and write a LAB book about community resistance to mining, interviewed Lucio Cuenca, director of Santiago-based OCMAL, the Observatory of Mining Conflicts in Latin America, on his recent visit to London. Latin America is enjoying an uptick in resistance to multinational mining companies and new alliances are being created across...
By: Rodrigo Acuña. Source: LAB The recent death of the 24-year-old Mapuche activist and leader Camilo Catrillanca has sparked widespread condemnation and protests throughout Chile. On Wednesday November 14, a newly created special ‘anti-terrorist’ unit of Carabineros, the Chilean police, known as Comando Jungla entered the Mapuche traditional community of Temukuikui near the town of Ercilla...
Here are some of the endorsements for LAB's new book, Voices of Latin America: Dr Duncan Green, Senior Strategic Adviser, OXFAM: This is a wonderful X-ray of modern Latin America, a vision of the continent's struggles and potential futures through the eyes of its social movement leaders and intellectuals. Read it from end to end, whether as an introduction or an...

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