With help from Mark Perryman, LAB worked with LondonEnglandFans to brief some of those travelling to Brazil to follow their national team in the World Cup. About 70 fans came to a meeting in London on May 15, where LAB editor Sue Branford introduced new Brazil Inside Out, LAB’s new guidebook. Once in Brazil, LAB contacts helped to organize events for the fans, including a friendly match with local supporters in Manaus, and a visit to Belo Horizonte’s fabulous Manguebeira park before the Costa Rica game. Brazil Inside Out is selling well, both in its print and e-book editions.
A day after Marielle’s murder, Brazilian poets spontaneously posted poems about her murder and legacy on various social media accounts. These poems were then published in 2018 in a collection published by Quintal Edições titled: Um girassol nos teus cabelos – poemas para Marielle Franco (A Sunflower in Her Hair – Poems for Marielle Franco).
LAB is excited to invite you to the second instalment of the Voices of Latin America webinar series, this time focusing on LGBTQ+ rights and machismo.