Little has emerged of the 'great transformation' promised by Ollanta Humala when he was elected in June 2011.
While the Evo Morales government knows it must boost agriculture, it needs to reconcile the demands of two very different groups -- the big farmers and the campesionos
BP has sought to portray itself as a pioneer in 'corporate responsibility'. The truth of its operations in Colombia is rather different.
Half an hour's drive south of Mexico City, the ecovillage of Huehuecoyotl has become a seedbed for visionary and transformative projects.
A fine tribute to the legendary Uruguayan author of Open Veins of Latin America
President Santos has been praised internationally for banning the use of glyphosate, now declared a 'probable carcinogenic', but the spraying of coca is still continuing. It's too soon to celebrate.
To celebrate the publication of its new book on Brazil, LAB asked several experts to give us their views on the cause of the Brazilian crisis. Their explanations are surprisingly different -- and contradictory. Join the debate and add your comment.
The Pope delivered a strongly political message in his recent visit to Bolivia, Peru and Paraguay, one that is reverberating around the world.
The use by the police of social media to coordinate revenge killings may explain the increase in police-related homicides in Brazil in recent months.
While the press is talking about the impact of the dams on the indigenous communities downstream whose land will be flooded, little is being said about the upstream communities who also have a lot to lose.
Though the media in Brazil pays little attention to it, rural violence against indigenous and landless workers is on the increase.
The Cochabamba Declaration mobilises scientists and indigenous experts concerning the preservation of rock art and indigenous sacred places in South America
In his final blog James Watson expresses his enormous admiration for the Honduran people in their struggle against corruption, exploitation and social injustice.
Honduras is in the process of giving away almost a third of its land territory to mining companies, with a horrific impact on people and the environment.
James Watson spends a night with the hunger-strikers, as the police reacts more aggressively to the continued mass mobilisation.
James Watson took part in the largest demonstration in Honduras in recent history. This is his account.
In his second blog from Honduras, James Watson tells the story of the amazing emergence of the protest movement in Tegucigalpa.
In the first of a series of posts, James Watson describes the work of COPINH to protect their land and the environment.
In Honduras, the World Bank has funded a known coup-backer, murderer, and narcotrafficker, while escalating a decades-long land conflict and undermining local food security.
A documentary film about disappearances in Guatemala is launched, supported by a resource website
LAB launches the first of its new series of Special Reports -- a critical look at the the decade of rule by the Workers' Party (PT) in Brazil. Reviewers seem to like it. Look at what they have to say.