Bristol Latin America Forum is an annual event held in Bristol on Latin American politics, society and culture. The Forum comprises of workshops, film, a panel discussion, dance, music, food and in 2008 for the first time closed with a World Cafe process.

It is organised by local grassroots Latin American solidarity groups, some of whom form part of larger national and international organisations and networks. It is not for profit, horizontally organised and we welcome your participation.

This blog began as a means of publicising and web-streaming the Forum in 2008 and is now a space for Bristol - Latin America related information all year round. See previous posts for details of last the 2008 Forum and video clips of the event. If you want to publicise an event please email the blog moderator.


The Politics of Cocaine

The Politics of Cocaine
Panel discussion and debate

The cocaine and crack cocaine trade affects almost all of our lives be it as recreational users, addicts or community/family members or friends trying to deal with the social side effects. From fumigation of the coca crops at the source and consumer boycotts in home markets through to full de-criminalisation, everyone seems to have a different solution. This panel discussion organised by Bristol Colombia Solidarity Campaign will bring together key arguments and ideas surrounding this drug of global and local notoriety looking at who really stands to gain from this $70bn industry, what are the costs and what, if anything, should be done about it. Please come along to listen and take part in the debate.


Emily Crick- Transform
Nathan Eisenstadt - Colombia Solidarity Campaign/Espacio Bristol-Colombia
Duncan Winton - Bolivia Solidarity Campaign
+ one more tbc

Thursday 15th May
starts 7pm
Kuumba Centre, 20-22 Hepburn Rd, St. Pauls, BS2 8UD
click here for a map or visit

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