On the 10th of April 2014 , the official recognition of the Latin American community celebrated in the Town Hall of Lambeth, London. - Lambeth is a borough located in south London, in which 14% of Latin Americans live.
The Coalition of Latin Americans in the UK, otherwise known as CLAUK was founded in 2011 as a coalition of 11 organisations that represent or work for the Latin American community.
Some of these organisations include: the Latin American school of Artistic and Cultural Education (Esforal), the Indoamerican Refugee Migrant Organisation (IRMO), the Ecuadorian Movement in the UK (MERU), Latin American House, the Latin American Disabled People’s Project (LADPP), the Latin American Women’s Aid (LAWA), the Latin American Women’s Rights Service (Lawrs), the Latin Support Group (LSP), Naz Latin, Ecuadorian House and the Telephone of Hope UK.
These organisations have come together to develop campaigns with the aim of achieving official recognition of the Latin American community as an ethnic minority in the UK.
- "Latin Americans have been making their home in Lambeth for some time, building communities and contributing to the borough. As a cooperative council, we want to work closely with all our communities to understand their needs and support them in achieving their aspiration" Cllor. Lorna Campbell.