Conference: Latin America 2012

Get the latest on recent social and economic developments in the continent on Saturday 1 December, at the Latin America 2012 Conference

November 22, 2012 · 2 min read

Led by countries such as Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua and Bolivia, progressive governments in Latin America are transforming the lives of millions of people, extending health and education provision and enhancing social equality. As part of ALBA, the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas, countries are joining together to forge a better and more just society for people across the region. Come to Latin America 2012 and find out first-hand about the latest developments in the continent and how we can offer solidarity.

Features films, stalls, music and discussion on:

• Global meltdown – Latin America’s response

• Cuba – Updating the socialist economic model

• Venezuela – Defending the majority, not punishing the poorest

• Nicaragua – Building an alternative through ALBA

With speakers including:

• Ken Livingstone

• Esther Armenteros, Cuban Ambassador

• Guillaume Long, President, CEAACES, Ecuador

• Alicia Castro, Argentinian Ambassador

• Aidee Moreno, Colombian Agricultural Workers’ Union, FENSUAGRO

• Fatima Herrera Olea, Women’s Secretary SITAG-Peru

• Bob Crow, RMT

The conference is open to all, and will take place from 9:30am – 5:00pm, at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, WC1 (nearest tube: Holborn). For up-to-date details on speakers, seminars and plenaries, and to register online please visit www.latinamericaconference.org.uk



The global networks of neofascism

Phil Hearse explores the worldwide allegiances which bind rising fascist movements across the world into a coordinated force.

‘We are confronted by the threat of civil war’

Edgardo Lander talks to Red Pepper about the mounting tensions in Venezuela

Gilets Jaunes and the security state

Olly Haynes reports on the violent crackdown on protesters on the streets of France


Criminalising political opposition in Catalonia

Ignasi Bernat and David Whyte explain why the political trials this week only reveal the tip of the iceberg.

The age of environmental breakdown

There is only a small window of opportunity to prevent further catastrophic change, writes Lesley Rankin.

Zero-tariff Brexit: Another step towards Singapore-on-Thames?

Liam Fox's Brexit plans are a continuation of Thatcher's plans to decimate industry and agriculture, writes Nick Dearden