Latin American Bureau is a London based independent, non-partisan, not-for-profit, progressive and non-hierarchical organisation amplifying the voices of those fighting for social justice in Latin America by reporting from the viewpoint of the region’s poor and marginalised communities, its indigenous peoples, women’s groups and trade unions, and its ethnic minorities and faith communities, and by bringing to light their stories of resistance and their campaigns for change.
LAB brings an alternative, critical awareness and understanding of Latin America to readers across the English-speaking world, whether activists, academics, researchers or the business community.
LAB plays a special role as a networking hub for its partner communities, by linking their concerns and campaigns to those of other similar groups across the continent, and acting as a gateway to readers outside the region. LAB has been reporting and publishing on Latin America since the 1970s, with its roots in a founding commitment to denounce the state violence and human rights abuses perpetrated by the region’s dictatorships. Over the subsequent decades, LAB’s UK-based network of experts has continued to provide news and commentary on many aspects of political, socio-economic and environmental change in the post-authoritarian era, always maintaining a grassroots perspective on what development has meant to the region’s 600 million people.