The first regional office was founded in São Paulo in 2003 and coordinates work in Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. In 2008 a further office in Mexico City was established in order to support long-term projects in Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Mexico and Cuba. In 2010 an office in Quito started managing work in Bolivia, Ecuador, Venezuela and Columbia an in 2012 we opened an office for Northamerica and the United Nations in New Yorck City. In December 2015, Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung opened a branch office (of the office in São Paulo) in Buenos Aires, which has since coordinated work in Argentina and Chile.
Over the past few years left-wing movements in Latin America have aroused hope. The Rosa Luxemburg Foundation provides platforms for controversial discussions regarding these processes in the various regions and common grounds for political actors from the north and south to meet and exchange ideas and experiences.
A major aspect of the work deals with the analysis of present natural resource oriented models of development and alternatives to these models. The foundation supports partners that contribute to this work through either situation analysis or direct work with affected persons, for example, political education courses or the organisation of women working in the Chilean salmon industry through labour unions, respectively. One main focus of the political education work of the foundation is promoting the participation of groups prone to discrimination such as indigenous people, women, youth and migrants. Furthermore, support is given to alternative media providers.
RLS Mexico: http://www.rosalux.org.mx
RLS Brasil: http://rosaluxspba.org
RLS Ecuador: http://www.rosalux.org.ec
The New York office has started its work in 2012. It fulfills two main tasks: dealing with United Nations issues, including cooperation with people and political representatives of the southern hemisphere, and cooperation with North American (US and Canadian) progressives in universities, trade unions, social movements, progressive institutions and ideas forging.
RLS North America/UN: http://www.rosalux-nyc.org
Regional Department America
|Leiter Referat Amerika und Vereinte Nationen, Referant für Lateinamerika||
Phone: +49 (0)30 44310-440
|Referent für Mexiko, Nordmerika und Vereinte Nationen||
Phone: +49 30 44310 460
|Projektmanager Vereinte Nationen, USA und Kanada||
Dr. Till Bender
Phone: +49 (0)30 44310-523
|Projektmanagerin Mexiko, Mittelamerika und Kuba||
Phone: +49 (0)30 44310-488
|Projektmanagerin Brasilien und Cono Sur (Vertretung für Verona Wunderlich)||
Phone: +49 30 44310 442
|Projektmanagerin Brasilien, Cono Sur||
Phone: +49 30 44310 152