The community is largely concentrated in London, but there are pockets of Latin Americans in various areas of the country, particularly in Manchester, Leeds, and Brighton. The cultural and economic contribution of the community to the UK is reflected in the wide offer of Latin American restaurants, festivals, cultural events, media and commercial initiatives.
As a result of our collective efforts, Latin Americans have been officially recognised as an ethnic group by the London Boroughs of Southwark, Lambeth, Islington, and Hackney. Recognition has brought important changes for the local population, fostering the inclusion of Latin Americans at all levels from access to services to political representation.
We work closely with these boroughs to help advance the recognition process. At the same time, we work to inform other local authorities, the GLA and central government about the presence and needs of Latin Americans, as the community remains invisible in terms of policy, strategy and practice in the rest of the country.
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07 Sep 2015 LA Let’s Vote! Campaign Launch
27 Jun 2015 Stakeholders meeting in Brent
26 Apr 2015 Newham Campaign launched
29 Jan 2015 Celebrating Recognition at Islington
16 Mar 2015 Celebrating Recognition at Hackney
24 Nov 2014 Deputation to Haringey Council
16 Jul 2014 London Assembly passes motion
10 Apr 2014 Celebrating Recognition at Lambeth
14 Feb 2014 2014 Latin American Manifesto
30 Nov 2013 Lambeth Recognition announced!
20 Nov 2013 CLAUK’s Deputation to Lambeth
13 Jun 2013 Conference at Argentine Embassy