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.


Public meeting - "Cuba - 50 years of revolution"

7.30pm Weds Jan 21

Scotchman & His Pack (upstairs), St Michael's Hill

A discussion covering the history of Cuba, it's achievements over the last 50 years and what we can learn from their ongoing revolutionary struggle, led by Katherine Cremer (from Bristol solidarity with venezuela) with plenty of opportunity for all to contribute.

In 1959 Cuba threw off the shackles of the military dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista backed by US imperialism. Over the subsequent five decades Cuban socialism has continued to advance, providing security and independence for its people. In spite of constant US antagonism, economic blockade and subversive attacks, Cuba provides free healthcare and education to its entire population, has eradicated homelessness and sends troops of trained medical staff to 68
countries across the world. This is in comparison to what we, in the western world, are faced with under capitalism. In the current economic climate where houses are being repossessed by their thousands in the US and Britain, where the NHS is being dismantled day
by day and education in the imperialist heartlands comes at a price, Cuba stands as a defiant example of the alternative to capitalism.

Hasta la victoria siempre!

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