Latin America Solidarity Committee
Organization profile published 1982
Year Published: 1982
Resource Type: Organization
Cx Number: CX2554
Abstract: The Latin America Solidarity Committee (LASC) is a coalition of Edmonton organizations and individuals concerned with the situation in Latin America. Two of LASC's most pressing concerns are the on-going revolution in Nicaragua, and the increased intervention by the American government in El Salvador.
In the case of Nicaragua, they have published a pamphlet which briefly describes some of the effects of the dictatorship of General Somoza. Specifically, they are concerned that the Literacy Campaign begun by tha Nicaragua Government of Reconstruction continue. For this they urge Canadians to make financial contributions to LASC. This money will be matched by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) on a 3:1 basis. The Committee emphasizes that this Literacy Campaign is one of the chief priorities of the Nicaragua government and that support from Canadians is needed.
One of LASC's concerns about El Salvador is the Canadian government's willingness to agree with U.S. policy rather than reflect the concerns of the Canadian people. In terms of both Nicaragua and El Salvador, the Committee advocates that Canadians urge the federal government to reflect the concerns of Canadians: to stand clearly against intervention in El Salvador and for unconditional bilateral aid to Nicaragua.
"El Salvador: Another Viet Nam" is a video tape documentary which focusses on the government's repression and the popular struggle in El Salvador. It is available for rental through LASC.
This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1982.