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Latin America 2017- tickets now available!

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Latin America Conference 2017 – Saturday December 2, 9.45am-5pm (registration from 9.15am), Congress House, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3LS.

Buy tickets with a Paypal account OR click on ‘Check out as as guest’ and pay with credit/debit card from the links below

Buy waged tickets for £10 here

Buy unwaged tickets for £8 here

Or call 0207 490 5715 to pay by card or pay by cheque payable to CSC (Latin America 2017,) and send to CSC c/o Unite, 33-37 Moreland Street, London, EC1V 8BB.

Featuring talks, films and workshops on Cuba, Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Colombia and more!

Speakers to include: David Choquehuanca Cespedes, Bolivia and ALBA ● Ken Loach, filmmaker ● Egle Sanchez, Venezuelan TUC ● HE Teresita Vicente, Cuba ● HE Carlos Abad, Ecuador ● Victoria Brittain, journalist ● Chris Williamson MP ● HE Rocio Maniero, Venezuela ● George Galloway ● HE Roberto Calzadilla, Bolivia ● Ken Livingstone ● HE Guisell Morales-Echaverry, Nicaragua ● Ben Chacko, Morning Star ● Julia Felmanas, Brazil ● Tony Burke, Unite ● Lauren Collins, academic ● Jeremy Dear, Int. Journalists Fed. ● Lindsey German, Stop the War ● Kate Hudson, CND ● Sally Hunt, TUC ● Tony Kapcia, academic ● Grace Livingstone, author ● Colin Burgon, former MP ● Christine Blower, NEU (NUT section) ● Pablo Navarrete, Alborada ● Doug Nicholls, GFTU ● David Raby, academic ● Sian Errington, Stand up to Trump ● Francisco Dominguez, academic ● Bernard Regan, CSC ● Derek Wall, Green Party ● PLUS MANY MORE!

For email queries please contact admin@cuba-solidarity.org.uk 

 

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The Empire Strikes Back – Hear Ken Livingstone on Trump & Latin America

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Hear Ken Livingstone on Trump and Latin America at Latin America 2017 on Saturday December 2, 9.45am-5pm (registration from 9.15am), Congress House, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3LS. You can buy waged tickets for £10 here and buy unwaged tickets for £8 here

ARTICLE: The Empire Strikes Back

Latin America is under threat from an increasingly aggressive Trump administration, writes Ken Livingstone.

FOR decades now, the US has sought to intervene and bring down progressive governments — or indeed just governments that seek to assert their national sovereignty — in Latin America, using a range of methods, from “soft coups” to military coups, from sanctions to blockades, and from international isolation to direct military action. Read the rest of this entry »

Trump’s Sanctions Aim To Financially Starve Venezuela

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trumppicBut a growing range of countries are beginning to oppose them, writes Tim Young (26/10/17)

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump has piled the pressure on Venezuela by announcing more sanctions, despite growing opposition from a range of countries to such aggressive acts.
The latest sanctions join those directed personally at Venezuelan President Nicolas

Maduro and his vice-president, and wider sanctions announced in August, aimed at starving the country of financing by restricting Venezuela’s financial dealings with US institutions.

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First Speakers announced!

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Latin America Conference 2017 – Saturday December 2, 10.00am (registration 9.15am), Congress House, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3LS.

Buy waged tickets for £10 here / Buy unwaged tickets for £8 here

Speakers to include: David Choquehuanca Cespedes, Bolivia and ALBA ● Egle Sanchez, Venezuelan TUC ● HE Teresita Vicente, Cuba ● HE Carlos Abad, Ecuador ● Victoria Brittain, journalist ● Chris Williamson MP ● HE Rocio Maniero, Venezuela ● George Galloway ● HE Roberto Calzadilla, Bolivia ● Ken Livingstone ● HE Guisell Morales-Echaverry, Nicaragua ● Ben Chacko, Morning Star ● Julia Felmanas, Brazil ● Tony Burke, Unite ● Lauren Collins, academic ● Jeremy Dear, Int. Journalists Fed. ● Lindsey German, Stop the War ● Kate Hudson, CND ● Sally Hunt, TUC ● Tony Kapcia, academic ● Grace Livingstone, author ● Colin Burgon, former MP ● Christine Blower, NUT ● Pablo Navarrete, Alborada ● Doug Nicholls, GFTU ● David Raby, academic ● Sian Errington, Stand up to Trump ● Francisco Dominguez, academic ● Bernard Regan, CSC ● Derek Wall, Green Party

Latin America 2016 report: Solidarity at a crucial moment

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The 2016 Latin America Conference came at a crucial period as the region confronted coups, neoliberal resurgences, pivotal peace agreements and destabilization attempts.

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Over 500 people and 70 speakers attended, with topics including:

  • Still the US’ backyard? Latin America after the US Presidential election
  • Cuba: building a better world under the eye of the empire
  • After Chavez – The Empire Strikes Back in Venezuela
  • Emergency in Brazil & Argentina – repression & resistance to neo-liberalism
  • Europe’s crisis, Latin America and global alternatives to Neo-liberalism
  • A Zone of Peace – US bases out of Latin America!
  • What next for Mexico after 4 years under the new ‘PRI’ and President elect Trump
  • Nicaragua: a story of hope and inspiration and surviving against the odds and renewed US intervention
  • High stakes for Ecuador’s Citizen’s Revolution ahead of 2017 elections
  • Latin America, Free Trade Agreements & Corporate Greed
  • Bolivia – political and international developments
  • Making Black Lives Matter – Black Liberation in the Americas & the Caribbean
  • Paraguay : Repression & Resistance – developments since the US – backed coup
  • Confronting Climate Change – what now for the Paris Agreement?

The event was given added poignancy by the news that Fidel Castro, the central figure in resisting attempts by the US and elites to control Latin America had died that morning. The conference opened with a moving tribute to his legacy by Bernard Regan, and a minute’s silence from the conference floor.

The first session was a round-table featuring perspectives on Latin America after the US Elections. Contributors included journalist Victoria Brittain, Canadian academic Keith Bolender, Nicaragua’s ambassador to London Guisell Morales Echaverry and Argentinian trade unionist Gabriel Rodriguez

Morning workshops include sessions on Cuba-US relations, opposing destabilization in Venezuela, Latin American Unity through ALBA , The situation in Mexico, and the story of hope in Nicaragua. Read the rest of this entry »

ANALYSIS: Brazilians resist vicious wave of neoliberalism

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14333060_559407744268917_2200953202243596398_nBy Chris Williamson  for The Morning Star

Following the removal of the Dilma Rousseff as President of Brazil, the new unelected President has launched a wave of neo-liberal policies, but is facing massive resistance, writes Chris Williamson.

South America’s largest country has recently undergone massive political upheaval with the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff and the installation of right wing leader Michael Temer. Read the rest of this entry »