LASA condemns serious excesses in the use of force in Chile, Ecuador, and Haiti

October 29, 2019

Faced with the growth of social upheaval in several Latin American countries, LASA condemns the serious excesses in the use of force, particularly in Chile, Ecuador, and Haiti. The state’s call for a state of emergency and curfews in Ecuador and Chile has resulted in arrests, injuries and even the death of protesters, many of them belonging to the most vulnerable groups in society, including student movements and educational communities.


About LASA

The Latin American Studies Association (LASA) is the largest professional association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America. With over 13,000 members, over 60% of whom reside outside the United States, LASA is the one association that brings together experts on Latin America from all disciplines and diverse occupational endeavors, across the globe. LASA's mission is to foster intellectual discussion, research, and teaching on Latin America, the Caribbean, and its people throughout the Americas, promote the interests of its diverse membership, and encourage civic engagement through network building and public debate.

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