The Irish Latin American Connection – Programme 2

The Irish Latin American Connection is a 4 part series of programmes that looks at the experiences of Irish people who have in the recent past lived and campaigned for causes in Latin America.   We will examine their motives for travelling, their contribution to the countries they lived in and how these experiences have shaped their lives and careers back in Ireland.  And while doing this, we will touch on some global issues affecting Ireland, Europe and Latin America.

Programme 2:

In programme 2, we look at the experience of food producers, Emanuela Russo and Fergal Anderson, who moved to county Galway, Ireland in September 2011 to start a small vegetable farm. Emanuela and Fergal have travelled to Mexico and Guatemala, where they worked with local farming organisations and indigenous farmers. Their Latin American experience inspired them to become farmers themselves.

We are also joined by Karen Jeffares (Peace Brigades International), Hilary Daly (Trocaire) and Maeve Bateman (Debt and Development coalition) to discuss how important it is to act locally for global change.



Produced and edited by Sally Galiana. Narrated by Mary McNamara. Our special thanks to Ámal Abordán, Education Coordinator and Office Manager of the Latin American Solidarity Centre (LASC) and Irish Aid for their support.

This programme was produced by Near FM and LASC, with the support of the BAI’s Sound and Vision scheme and Irish Aid.