Latin America

Latin America

Molly has had a special interest in Latin America since studying the politics of the region while a student. In 2013 she visited Argentina and Brazil to deepen her knowledge of the region. Molly has now joined the EU delegations to Mercosur (the southern countries of Latin America) and Brazil. She is working with the Green Group’s Verdelatino team to build closer relationships between the UK and this dynamic and vibrant part of the world. Molly says:

“I am particularly inspired by the way democracy in Latin America is revitalising itself. Governments are closer to the people who elected them than they are European countries and we have much to learn from this. I am also impressed by the flourishing ‘solidarity economy’, an economy based on achieving the common good rather than working for an elite. In some Latin American countries the idea of ‘buen vivir’ is being used to question the way the economy works and whether we could be happier with a lower material standard of living but with stronger communities and less environmental impact.”


A disastrous day for Brazil’s democracy; a catastrophic day for the climate - MEP calls for suspension of EU-Latin American trade deal negotiations - 29 October 2018

Greens welcome reinstatement of protection for huge Amazon reserve - 26 September 2017

EU must block imports from Amazon forest reserve, say Green MEPs - 5 September 2017

European Latin American cooperation in Lisbon - 18 May 2016




Letter to Trade Commissioner and Commission President on exploitation of Amazon reserve - 5 September 2017

MEPs urge EU to act against ‘corruption tainted’ Brazilian Senate following ‘parliamentary coup’ against President Roussef - 7 September 2016