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.


19th June - Cuba and Young People - La Ruca

'Aspire' Cuba Project and Bristol Cuba Solidarity present a fundraising evening on Friday 19th June at La Ruca, 89 Gloucester Rd, Bristol BS7 8AS. A meal will be served at 7pm (cost £8), followed by an open debate at 8.30 on 'Cuba and Young People', with guest speaker Lenia Lopez from the Cuban International Friendship Institute, Havana. There will also be a rolling slideshow of a recent solidarity brigade. Aspire is a Bristol based youth project aiming to take a small group of young people from Easton/St Pauls for a life changing visit to Cuba - see Please reserve your place by emailing Yvonne at or calling Cecile on 07858284069.

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