Latin America

published 25 April 2017 updated 8 May 2017

Latin America's report

Regional Latin American Pedagogical Movement’s coordination meeting in Argentina

On 2 March, Combertty Rodriguez travelled to Buenos Airesfor a regional Latin American Pedagogical Movement coordination meeting.

Meeting with education union’s new executive committee in Chile

On 3 March, Combertty Rodriguez met the new executive committee of the Colegio de Profesores de Chile in Santiago. At the meeting, he outlined the relationship between the EI regional office and the trade union leaders.

Meeting with the UNESCO Regional Office in Chile

On 4 March, Combertty Rodriguez met with the UNESCO Regional Office in Santiago to develop ways tobest ensure the achievement of the SDGs and the 2030 Agenda.

Cooperation meeting with Lärarförbundet and UEN in Costa Rica

From 13-15 March, the Latin America Regional Office met with Ina Erickson and Joakim Olsson from the Lärarförbundet(Sweden) and Rune Fimreite from UEN (Norway) to discuss the next steps concerning cooperation projects for the coming years. The meeting was held in San José.

Global Campaign against the privatisation and commercialisation in and of education in Uruguay

From 22-23 March, EI’s member organisations, the Federación Nacional de Profesores de Enseñanza Secundaria(FENAPES) and the Federación Uruguaya de Magisterio - Trabajadores de Educación Primaria(FUM-TEP) strengthened their campaign against the growing privatisation of education in Uruguay. The activities were organised in Montevideo around the presentation of the EI Global Response Campaign against the privatisation and commercialisation in and of education in Latin America.

EI’s Angelo Gavrielatos outlined the EI Global Response Campaign and urged Latin American governments to guarantee the defence of quality public education for all. Mauro Moschetti from the Universidad Autonoma Barcelona also shared the findings of research on educational privatisation in Latin America. The presentation of preliminary research findings at a press conference and before a meeting of parliamentarians and policy makers generated significant media coverage. The research will be released in July. The education unions have been joined by the broader union movement and the student union movement in their campaign to defend quality public education.

Combertty Rodriguez and Gabriel Castro also represented EI.