What is at stake in Colombia’s Presidential Elections? National and Regional Implications

You are cordially invited to:


Thursday, April 26, 2018; 6 PM @ WorkersAction Centre

720 Spadina Avenue – (Spadina, South of Bloor)

Latinoamérica viene observando con mucha atención los debates presidenciales que se vienen presentando en los medios y redes sociales de Colombia. No es para menos, temas sensibles para el país y la región alcanzan hoy un punto crítico.  La primera vuelta de las elecciones presidenciales siempre decanta ideológicamente el escenario político colombiano, pues quienes pasan a la segunda, generalmente son antagónicos en el debate político.

 Latin America has been closely watching the Colombian Presidential Debates that have been broadcasted in the media and social networks. No wonder, sensitive issues for the country and the region reach today a critical point. The first round of the presidential elections exposes the Colombian political scenario, as those who pass to the second, are generally antagonistic in the political debate.

En este evento se mencionaran los datos más relevantes de los candidatos.  Esperamos que esta presentacion le ayude a identificar algunos de los temas que a usted le interesa: Paz, empleo, salud, derechos LGBTI, otros.  Averigüe de qué es que habla su candidato, compárelo con los otros aspirantes a la Presidencia y descubra qué opiniones genera en las redes sociales.

In this event the most relevant data of the candidates will be mentioned. We hope this presentation will help you to identify some of the topics that you are interested in: Peace, employment, health, LGBTI rights, others. Find out what your candidate talks about the most, compare it with other candidates for the Presidency and observe the opinions it generates on social networks.

Organize: Colombian Action Solidarity Alliance – CASA

Sponsor: Latin American and Caribbean Solidarity Network – LACSN

Tribute to the Land Defenders

Saturday, April 21st. – 10 Trinity Sq. @ 6 PM



Every year in April, LACSN celebrates Solidarity Month with our communities and the world. This year, we are proud to team up with many organizations, host events, and support others who are defending their rights and those of others. LACSN’s theme for this month is “In defense of”, we stand shoulder to shoulder with organizations, individuals, and states who defend their different causes. We launched the month with the panel discussion “Canada vs. Venezuela”.

From defending their land in Palestine to the water defenders in Honduras to earth defenders on Turtle Island, to the defense of sovereignty and autonomy in Venezuela. We stand with all those who struggle to stand for what they believe in, in defense of their cause, we stand with our brothers and sisters, and honor them on this month of April 2018.

As such we invite you to join us to “Tribute to the Land Defenders” as we celebrate the life of those who were killed defending the natural resources of Mother Earth in Latin America and beyond, against mining, hydroelectric and agro-industries among others. We also want to demonstrate our solidarity with those who have been criminalized for the same struggles.

Once Musical (Homenaje a Juan Carlos Garcia)

Raising money for printing equipment and tools lost during a recent fire @ a shop where El Siglo
and other progressive newsletters were published in Chile


1482 Bathurst St, CUPE 4400 – $15

Music, Guest speakers, Open Mic, Others…
Organize: Grupo Cultural Victor Jara
Sponsors: LACSN & Casa Salvador Allende

2018 Solidarity Month Official Launch

2018 Solidarity Month Official Launch

Canada Vs. Venezuela

Event with Canadian journalist Yves Engler and

Venezuelan-Canadian Dr. Maria Paez Victor


Saturday, march 24th, 2018 @ 5 PM – Koffler House, 569 Spadina Crescent, Room 108


Yves Engler has been described as “Canada’s version of Noam Chomsky” (Georgia Straight), “one of the most important voices on the Canadian Left today” (Briarpatch), “in the mould of I. F. Stone” (Globe and Mail), “ever-insightful” (rabble.ca). He wrote “The Black Book of Canadian Foreign Policy” and his latest book is A Propaganda System: how Canada’s government, corporations, media and academia sell war and exploitation.
Maria Páez Victor is a sociologist, born in Venezuela, educated in Caracas, New York, Mexico City, England and Canada. She has twenty years of national and international experience in policy analysis and environmental assessment, with particular focus in the areas of health and energy. She is the author of a book about the Independence War in South America entitled: “Liberty or Death!”.  She is also an active member of the Latin American community in Canada.