Led by countries such as Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua and Bolivia, progressive governments in Latin America have transformed the lives of millions in recent years, extending health and education for the first time and enhancing social equality. As part of ALBA, the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas, these countries are joining together to forge a better and more just society for people across the region. Come to find out first hand about the latest developments in the continent and how we can offer solidarity at this crucial time.
The conference, Latin America 2011, is open to all, independent of political or social following.
Over 50 speakers include:
Alberto Juantorena, Cuban Deputy Sports Minister and former Olympic 400m & 800m gold medal winner. Mirta Rodriguez Perez, Irma Sehwerert Mileham and Magali Llort Ruiz, mothers of the Miami 5. Egle Sanchez, Venezuelan trade union leader. Guissell Morales-Echaverry, Nicaraguan Embassy. Professor Ernesto Laclau, world renowned academic. Frances O’Grady, TUC Deputy General Secretary. Michael Chanan, filmmaker. Billy Hayes, CWU General Secretary. Victoria Brittain, Writer.
Bob Crow, RMT General Secretary. Jeremy Corbyn MP, Sally Hunt, UCU General Secretary.