Latin America

Our affiliates in Latin America form the connective strand that allows ILA to weave a broad and deep network of literacy leaders. In many cases, this network also provides a grassroots local connection for our international projects and a catalyst for activities that respond to their communities' specific needs. Many ILA activities in the region are coordinated by the International Development in Latin America Committee. To contact them, e-mail Daniel Ramos Garcia,

Latin America Region Affiliates

  • Affiliate in Action: Dominican Republic

Contact ILA or an affiliate listed below for more information.

National Affiliates

Bolivian Reading Association (Asociación Bolivana de Lectura)
Olga Núñez Terrazas, President

BIRA - Sao Paulo Council
Silvana Gili, President

Costa Rica
Costa Rica Reading Association (Asociación Costarricense Consejo de Lectura)
Dra. Marta Sánchez, President

Dominican Republic
Dominican Reading Association (Asociación Dominicana de Lectura)
Liliana Montenegro de Olloqui, President

Puebla Council (Consejo Puebla de Lectura)
Daniel Ramos, President

Nicaraguan Committee for the Development of Reading "Nicaragua Lee"
Micaela Gómez Pasquier, President

Panamanian Reading Association (Asociación Panameña de Lectura)
Nora Luz Hernández Gordon, President

Peru Reading Association - Asociación Peruana De Lectura - APELEC
Danilo de la Cruz Ramírez, President

Puerto Rico
Asociación Puertorriqueña de Lectoescritura
Ruth Sáez, President

Sociedad de Dislexia del Uruguay
Daniel Tort, President

Asociación De Lectura Los Andes
Dra. Adelina Arrellano, President

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