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Peace on the Street in Trafalgar Square

Peace on the Street in Trafalgar Square

Colombians in the UK use President Santos' state visit to renew their calls for peace following the shock No vote in referendum on peace agreement with the FARC  

Colombia: the long road for women survivors

Colombia: the long road for women survivors

May 25 is the National Day of Dignity for Women Victims of Sexual Violence, but progress is limited.  

Brazil: Pixacao Sao Paulo’s Urban Calligraphy

Brazil: Pixacao Sao Paulo’s Urban Calligraphy

Brutal repression and commercial bids to co-opt them have failed. The pixadores --the city's graphic rap-artists- fight to maintain their transgressive art of tagging walls and buildings.  

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

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

From the days of the Somoza dictatorship, through insurrection, the Sandinista victory, the Contra war, election defeat, the struggle for survival up to 2013: three generations of the women of one peasant family tell their story  

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Brazil: who's afraid of Lava Jato?

Brazil: who's afraid of Lava Jato?

Nero merely fiddled. Brazil's current rulers are living in fantasy land as they sabotage investigations into corruption while the country burns: even the police go unpaid as crime soars and public services collapse.  

Colombia: what does peace mean in Comuna 13?

Colombia: what does peace mean in Comuna 13?

Graffiti and urban escalators have achieved a sense of pride and reconciliation in a Medellín community blighted by guerrilla, militia and state violence  

Brazil's prison massacres - a bloody start to the year

Brazil's prison massacres - a bloody start to the year

A flurry of brutal deaths in Brazil's overcrowded prisons has shocked the country.  

Colombia's Plebiscite: catharsis in writing

Colombia's Plebiscite: catharsis in writing

Colombians in the UK blog to express their hope, sadness and determination to keep peace alive  

Brazil: Cunha, the man who knows too much

Brazil: Cunha, the man who knows too much

The arrest of the former speaker of Congress has sent shock-waves through Brasilia.  

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Brazil: hate speech threatens the Xingu

Brazil: hate speech threatens the Xingu

The wave of abuse that has engulfed Rio samba school Imperatriz Leopoldinense, because they spoke out for the Xingu and indigenous rights is a direct product of the anti-Indian, anti-environment platform of the Rural Coalition  

Colombia: Santos and the quest for peace

Colombia: Santos and the quest for peace

President Juan Manuel Santos won the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end guerrilla strife in his country. But there is still a long way to go before real peace returns to Colombia. Is he the man to see the process through?  

Greenwash in the Tapjajós

Greenwash in the Tapjajós

A hydroelectric dam, that led to the dynamiting of a sacred Munduruku village, was awarded the Chico Mendes prize for sustainability.  

Peru:   Another Odebrecht bribery scandal

Peru: Another Odebrecht bribery scandal

The vast Brazilian construction company, already a star of the Lava Jato scandals at home, stands accused of bribing Peruvian government officials to win lucrative contracts, and will be investigated by Congress.  

"Day of Terror" in Tapajós river basin

Four years ago the Brazilian Federal Police coordinated the military occupation of an indigenous village. One Indian was killed and others seriously wounded. The Indians remain deeply traumatised, as a LAB journalist discovered in a recent trip.  

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Brazil: the Cardinal who stood up to the military

Brazil: the Cardinal who stood up to the military

A moving tribute to Dom Paulo Evaristo Arns by LAB's Brazil correspondent, Jan Rocha  

Brazil: the angora cat, the saint and the end of the world

Brazil: the angora cat, the saint and the end of the world

The Supreme Court and the Senate found a 'jeitinho' to get around part of their present impasse. But time and their credibility are running out.  

Brazil: Heroes and Rats

Brazil: Heroes and Rats

While the country mourns the dead of the Chapacoense football team, the Temer government, mired in corruption, is becoming unsustainable  

Rio: from kudos to chaos

Rio: from kudos to chaos

The Olympics are soon forgotten as a tide of bribery scandals engulfs the city's political elite.  

Belize: Conservation in the forest

Belize: Conservation in the forest

On patrol in Sarstoon Temash nationa park, signs of poaching, illegal logging and the depradations of oil exploration are all too clear.  

Belize: Teechaz gat yuh bak

Belize: Teechaz gat yuh bak

A strike by the Belizean teachers union is about more than pay: it's a denunciation of government corruption  

Belize: Punta Gorda, a forgotten district

Belize: Punta Gorda, a forgotten district

Maya and Garifuna communities are resisting over-zealous national park regulation and encroaching oil exploration  

Nicaragua: A vote for peace, stability and a government that cares

Nicaragua: A vote for peace, stability and a government that cares

Nick Hoskyns, who has lived in Nicaragua since 1988 and works there with co-operatives, gives his view of why Daniel Ortega and the FSLN won a clear victory in the recent elections  

Wifredo Lam: Inner Worlds

Wifredo Lam: Inner Worlds

The work of the great Cuban artist Wifredo Lam is on show at London's Tate Modern gallery. LAB editor Nick Caistor outlines Lam's life and painting.  

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