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Brazil: London protest against the coup

Brazil: London protest against the coup

Protestors in London and other cities say 'No to the coup' and 'No impeachment'.  

Drug policy: myths, moralism & hypocrisy

Drug policy: myths, moralism & hypocrisy

International drug policies reflect a bias towards the global north, with damaging consequences for the south.  

US Elections: Hillary lost my vote in Honduras

US Elections: Hillary lost my vote in Honduras

How Hillary Clinton failed the peoples of Central America and migrants from the region to the US  

Paraguay: Curuguaty paved the way for the multinationals

Paraguay: Curuguaty paved the way for the multinationals

A leading rural workers' rights activist speaks out about the steady concentration of land and political power and the ethnocide of rural peoples.  

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Brazil watches and waits

Brazil watches and waits

As the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff moves inexorably closer, Brazil watches and waits. It is like seeing a play that both fascinates and repels.  

Signs of hope for the Munduruku

Signs of hope for the Munduruku

Two important advances for the Munduruku Indians in the Brazilian Amazon in recent days suggest that they could pull off an extraordinary victory.  

Brazil's Cheshire Cat

Brazil's Cheshire Cat

The Chamber of Deputies will almost certainly vote to impeach President Dilma Rousseff on Sunday 17 April. But, remarkably, former President Lula from the same PT party is still the most popular politician in the country  

Maracujá and the March of Folly

Maracujá and the March of Folly

Passion fruit juice, Mad Hatter's Tea Party, outrageous headline in The Economist and non-stop sessions of Congress, as Brazil grinds its way towards impeachment.  

Heading for impeachment

Heading for impeachment

Brazil's Chamber of Deputies will probably vote on whether President Dilma Rousseff is to be impeached on 14 or 15 April. Lula is frantically trying to cobble together a new alliance but time is running out.  

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Brazil: No need to despair, a new historic struggle is under way

Brazil: No need to despair, a new historic struggle is under way

Leaders of Brazil's powerful social movements call for mobilization 'against the coup'.  

Nicaragua: Rosa of the Wild Grass

Nicaragua: Rosa of the Wild Grass

A new book from LAB tells the graphic story of the women of a Nicaraguan peasant family over 5 decades  

BNDES 4: The Bank and Belo Monte

BNDES 4: The Bank and Belo Monte

Without the bank, BNDES would not have been built. But this massive act of environmental hubris is fraught with problems.  

MEXICO: Still no answers for Ayotzinapa relatives

MEXICO: Still no answers for Ayotzinapa relatives

Relatives of the victims are threatening to break off all talks with the government, for failing to clarify what happened to their loved ones.  

Brazil: deepening crisis and frantic manoeuvres

Brazil: deepening crisis and frantic manoeuvres

The spreading corruption scandal, massive street demonstrations, renewed calls for the impeachment of the President and no end in sight.  

Focus on Colombia, Bolivia & Brazil

Colombia: peace must overcome the legacy of fear

Colombia: peace must overcome the legacy of fear

A sober assessment of the tasks facing the peace-makers. All parties must compromise and reconciliation cannot be rushed.  

Colombia: FARC's words to the intellectuals

Colombia: FARC's words to the intellectuals

An appeal by the main guerrilla group for intellectuals and artists to join in building the new Colombia  

Bolivia: What future for Evo Morales and MAS?

Bolivia: What future for Evo Morales and MAS?

What is the future of Bolivian president Evo Morales and MAS in the wake of the referendum setback.  

6. Iriri families fight for their homelands

6. Iriri families fight for their homelands

The extraordinary story of Doña Zefa's fight to remain on her land in the face of an over-literal interpretation of conservation law which may see her evicted.  

Brazil: 'Impeeshmon' goes to the Senate

Brazil: 'Impeeshmon' goes to the Senate

The impeachment of Dilma looks almost certain. But the forces likely to be unleashed are hard to predict and harder to control.  

Brazil: The morning after the night before

Brazil: The morning after the night before

So, the Chamber of Deputies has voted to proceed with the impeachment of the President. What next?  

5. Iriri River folk face eviction 'to protect environment'

5. Iriri River folk face eviction 'to protect environment'

The colonos and beiradeiros live sustainably, but a new ecological station created around them could force these rural people from their lands.  

BNDES 6: The Bank speaks out

BNDES 6: The Bank speaks out

The giant Brazilian bank offers a rare in-depth interview  

BNDES 5: The Bank for for continental dam construction

BNDES 5: The Bank for for continental dam construction

Working through IIRSA, the Bank is funding dam construction throughout South America.  

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Rosa of the Wild Grass - The Story of a Nicaraguan Family

Rosa of the Wild Grass - The Story of a Nicaraguan Family

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