Davi Kopenawa, a Yanomami Indian shaman, talks about “paper skins”, “xirina" ants and “Teosi" in a fascinating new book.
Legan Rooster is a prolific self-taught artist based in Tegucigalpa whose vivid images reflect his perception of Honduras' chaos, injustices, and oppression.
As the UN climate talks in Lima approach, a leading Brazilian scientist, member of the IPCC, calls urgently for a massive programme of tree replanting to try to stem the catastrophic climate change that Brazil is already experiencing.
In true Amazon style, Nayana Fernandez's new film documentary is launched.
US Ambassador to Paraguay and El Salvador, Robert White, who has died aged 88, was sacked by the Reagan administration.
Profiles of four individuals who have fought mining, logging and land-seizures to protect their communities.
President Obama has nothing to gain, and much to lose, by propping up Mexico’s corrupt President Peña Nieto. With Peña Nieto in Washington today(6 January), it is time for a change of policy.
How a spectacular urban cable car system and a new municipal bus program are revolutionizing mass transit in La Paz and El Alto, with the help of some political competition.
How long can the authorities dither over the growing water crisis affecting Brazil's southeast?
After months of struggle, Brazil's Indians stop Congress from passing legislation that would jeopardise their control over their land
The São Paulo state authorities have finally had to admit it – São Paulo may well run out of water completely in a few months.
Brazil's landless workers movement launches a Christmas hamper of products to promote organic food produced on small family farms
One of the largest construction projects in the world, costing four times Nicaragua's annual GDP --so where is the money coming from?
Protest against Ortega's Canal project is concentrated in farms, communities and indigenous groups along the planned route.
Ecotastrophe or 200,000 jobs and a doubling of GDP? The Canal debate rages.
LAB launches a new series of articles by Russell White on Daniel Ortega's pet $50 billion project. The first examines the deep differences among the Sandinistas.
A detailed examination for UNRISD of how Venezuela has sought to use its oil wealth to improve health care and reduce inequality.
Is the Maduro government deploying canny pragmatism, or has it retreated from Chavez' commitment to redistribution?
A close look at some writers and bloggers on the Brazilian right and their links to Veja magazine.
Federal judge suspends activities of a Canadian-owned mining company near the small community of São José, after LAB team of journalists exposes the harm the company is causing.
The indispensable introduction to Latin America for all serious students, readers and travellers.