Nearly 500 students, activists, campaigners and trade unionists attended the seventh annual Latin America Conference at Congress House in December. Speakers included trade union and labour leaders from Britain – such as Frances O’Grady, Hugh Lanning, and Jeremy Corbyn MP – but the indisputable highlights were contributions from Latin American comrades including three mothers of the Miami Five, Egle Sanchez, Venezuelan trade union leader, and Cuban Olympic legend Alberto Juantorena.
Nicaragua has been recognized by the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), as a champion in the battle to eradicate malaria for its program of community vigilance against malaria in 2011.
Almost all of the Fairtrade nuts in UK supermarkets come from an organisation called Liberation Foods CIC which is anything but a usual company.
In a lively discussion on economic developments and labour relations in 21st century Cuba, Emily Morris from London Metropolitan University began by contextualising the challenges facing Cuba’s evolving economy.
On November 6th, 2011, over 5,000 people gathered in Mar del Plata to commemorate the sixth anniversary of the “IV Summit of the Americas” where Latin American presidents rejected the US-led initiative to establish a free trade zone for the entire region with the exception of Cuba.