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.
LAB needs this funding to complete the Voices book (especially the substantial tasks of editing, translation and additional research); to set up and populate the Voices website, which will ensure the continuation of the project past the March 18 publication date of the book; and we need to promote the book and ensure that it will be used, like the LAB classic Faces of Latin America, originally published in 1992, as a key text for undergraduate and graduate courses touching on Latin America, and by all who are interested in or want to travel to the region.