LASA calls for stopping repression and respecting public freedoms in Nicaragua

December 6, 2019

The Executive Council of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) calls for an end to repression and the respect for public freedoms and the right to protest of the population in Nicaragua.

It also demands to guarantee the university autonomy and the security of students, professors, and university staff, as well as allowing a thorough and impartial investigation of all forms of violence that have occurred since April 2018.


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.

If you wish to interview a LASA Executive Council member, you can contact the LASA communications office at (412) 648-7929 or send an email to