Sunday, March 3, 2024
HomeCountriesBrazilVoices at El Sueño Existe, 2019

Voices at El Sueño Existe, 2019

LAB's books Amazon Besieged and Voices of Latin America, featured at Wales' own Latin America Festival, Machynlleth


LAB was present at Wales’ own Latin America Festival, called El Sueño Existe, held in Machynlleth every other year since 2001. We had a lively session on our latest books, Amazon Besieged and Voices of Latin America; LAB author Louise Morris took part in the discussion workshop on Reproductive Rights in Latin America, while Rachel Simon spoke at the workshop entitled ‘Do Women Do Politics Differently?’, which looked at examples of women’s involvement in grassroots political organising in Latin America; we sold over £300-worth of books and there was lots of interest in LAB’s work.  Jeremy Corbyn was at the festival and spoke movingly of his lifelong commitment to Latin America (he first went to Chile in 1969). Among the festival’s guests was Sonia Silva, a Salvadorean campesina, from the Nueva Esperanza community in the Bajo Lempa, a psychologist, and community activist. Sonia is now living in the UK with her family, refugees fleeing from gang violence in El Salvador.

Many of the festival sessions were recorded on video.

El Sueño Existe’s own video record of the 2019 festival

This article is funded by readers like you

Only with regular support can we maintain our website, publish LAB books and support campaigns for social justice across Latin America. You can help by becoming a LAB Subscriber or a Friend of LAB. Or you can make a one-off donation. Click the link below to learn about the details.

Support LAB

Mexican photographer Catalina Mesa took photographs for LAB:


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here