Tuesday, October 23, 2018


14038Voices of Latin America will be a book based on over 65 interviews with activists in at least 13 countries. These are the people from whom progressive change is coming to the region: they can inspire us all.

Voices will also be an ongoing website that will collect new testimony, video and images, and enable sharing of experience and discussion with others. This site will extend the life of the Voices collection far beyond the publication date of the book.

The Voices Project

Voices of Latin America will be published in October 2018. Interviews have already been collected by LAB researchers who visited Mexico, Honduras, Belize, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Bolivia. Other contributors have sent material from Ecuador, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Colombia and Uruguay. 45 of the most important interviews have been translated and work is underway on the chapter summaries and reference material.

WE URGENTLY NEED £5,000 TO COMPLETE THE PROJECT ON TIME. Please click below donate:

Voices of Latin America 2018 Appeal

Latest project news

Latest Voices News

Voices: a work in progress

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, we will develop the Voices website. This will include more interviews, photos, videos and some of the audio recordings used in the book. But it will be progressively added to to create a constantly growing and up-to-date archive of social...

Voices of Latin America: Thank you to all our generous supporters

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%. This will enable us to pay for some of the daunting amount of editing and translation work and, if necessary, commission further Voices interviews. It's a big boost to the project.  

Voices of Latin America: crowd-funding completed… fund-raising continues

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, it's not too late for you to contribute. Just go to the 'Donate with CAF' button on LAB's Home Page, or click here. Keep watching this space ...for updates on the project as it proceeds. We plan to begin adding audio, video,...

Rogelio: a voice from Colombia

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 have all the essential elements that come from water, the earth... That's where we are. That's why we say that for us it is a totality, it is a God, because it is our mother. Without land we would have...

Voices of Latin America: Crowd-funding latest

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 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...