Latin America

Latin America

The Foundation's work in Latin America addresses regional challenges such as environmental sustainability, democratic participation and gender equality. The aim is to make an important and effective contribution to the consolidation of democratic and sustainable societies.

Recent articles

Office Bogotá - Colombia

In Colombia, the Heinrich Böll Foundation works on the topics of democracy, ecology and sustainability as well as on global issues.

Main focal points

Dossier: World cup for whom? World cup for what?

Brazil will host the most expensive World Cup of all time. Around 85 percent of the expenses will be funded with public money. For the first time in history, a multitude of questions are being raised about the real meaning of an international mega-event for the host population. This web dossier was designed to add relevant data regarding the guarantee of people's rights and as offer for critical perspectives about the realities on the ground.

Publications

Vaca Muerta Megaproject: A fracking carbon bomb in Patagonia

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Argentina’s shale gas and shale oil resources are estimated in second and fourth place globally. Almost all of this potential is concentrated in the Neuquén basin in Northern Patagonia. This paper deals with the great risks to global climate and the impacts on the environment, health and society in the affected communities.

Perspectivas Latin America

Perspectivas Latin America brings important debates and topics from Latin America to Germany. Democracy and environmental aspects, gender and social issues, effects of economic and development models are critically examined from the perspective of Latin American authors.

All issues in Spanish

Several newsletters inform about topics and activities of our Latin America offices.

Our team in Berlin

Our offices in Latin America

The work of our offices in Latin America

The Foundation’s Latin America programmes are targeted at topics such as green sustainability, environmental protection, and democratic participation especially on the local and regional levels.

Rio de Janeiro Office - Brazil

Die Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung arbeitet in Brasilien zu den Schwerpunkten sozioökologische Gerechtigkeit, Demokratie, Sicherheit und Menschenrechte sowie Geschlechterdemokratie.

Office Bogotá - Colombia

In Colombia, the Heinrich Böll Foundation works on the topics of democracy, ecology and sustainability as well as on global issues.

Office Mexico City - Mexico, the Caribbean

The Heinrich Böll Foundation works in Mexico and the Caribbean on resource policy, energy and socio-ecological transformation as well as democracy, security and digital rights.