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Colombia: Indigenous and Afro-Colombians flee their territory

Colombia: Indigenous and Afro-Colombians flee their territory

Thousands are forced to flee as armed groups fight for territory in Chocó.  

Brazil -- upsurge in rural violence

Brazil -- upsurge in rural violence

Rural leaders are being targeted as a result of the government's failure to clamp down on impunity in the countryside.  

Paraguay – storms ahead

Paraguay – storms ahead

President Cartes has called for Brazilian investors to "use and abuse" the country so it is scarcely surprising that Paraguayan peasants, driven off their land by Brazilian farmers, are feeling angry.  

Argentina forced into a 'technical' default

Argentina forced into a 'technical' default

The Jubilee Debt Campaign UK is organising a petition of support for the Argentine government in its struggle against 'vulture funds'.  

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'K' by Bernardo Kucinksi receives enthusiastic review in USA

'K' by Bernardo Kucinksi receives enthusiastic review in USA

An American reviewer calls 'K', published in English by LAB last year, as a 'compelling novel' and 'one of the most important to emerge in recent years'.  

Brazil’s election – the last few days

Brazil’s election – the last few days

Barring a last-minute upset, Dilma should scrape home in Sunday’s election, reports Jan Rocha from São Paulo  

Mexico: disappearances put pressure on Peña Nieto

Mexico: disappearances put pressure on Peña Nieto

The disappearance of 43 students from Guerrero has undermined President Enrique Peña Nieto's attempts to 'change the conversation' in Mexico.  

Colombia: Tragedy strikes Sierra Nevada Indians

Colombia: Tragedy strikes Sierra Nevada Indians

On top of a lightning strike and landslide which killed 17, the Kogi tribe leader's son is shot by assassins.  

Venezuela: terminal crisis of the rentier petro-state?

Venezuela: terminal crisis of the rentier petro-state?

Continuing dependence on gas and oil threaten all Venezuela's social gains.  

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Chile: the remnants of dictatorship are slow to fade

Chile: the remnants of dictatorship are slow to fade

Younger Chileans seem remarkably unbothered by the continuation of a constitution framed under the dictatorship.  

Uruguay: Pepe Mujica, hero, populist, or demagogue?

Uruguay: Pepe Mujica, hero, populist, or demagogue?

President Mujica's humble life and style have been widely popular, but not everyone likes or respects him. Javier Farje reports from Montevideo.  

Mega-events and prostitution

Mega-events and prostitution

The main danger of violence to sex-workers during major sporting events is from the police, not the punters.  

Andes: Advocacy Job on Climate Change

Andes: Advocacy Job on Climate Change

NGO Climate Parliament has a vacancy in Santiago  

A travelogue in the best traditions

A travelogue in the best traditions

Who could ask for more? A supremely well-written travelogue whose authors are trade unionists and journalists with a deep interest in the societies they visit.  

Focus on the Environment, Haiti, Bolivia, Brazil

Latin America on a Dangerous Precipice

Latin America on a Dangerous Precipice

FAO optimism about eliminating hunger ignores climate change, which will present a big risk for the continent.  

Four Peruvian Anti-Logging Activists Murdered

Four Peruvian Anti-Logging Activists Murdered

The death of a leading campaigner against illegal logging and three of his companions in a remote Amazonian area of Peru has led to renewed calls for more effective action against this lucrative trade.  

Amazon's 'flying rivers' dry up

Amazon's 'flying rivers' dry up

The unprecedented drought in Sao Paulo may be the result of deforestation and global warning, say scientists.  

Brazil -- The Polluted Face of  Carajás. 1

Brazil -- The Polluted Face of Carajás. 1

Piquiá de Baixo is dying from pollution from the production of pig iron at the giant Carajás mine  

Brazil -- The Polluted Face of Carajás. 2

Brazil -- The Polluted Face of Carajás. 2

Air pollution coming from the pig iron factories that surround the small community of Piquiá is making the inhabitants seriously ill  

Haiti: Tourism on the Comeback Trail?

Haiti: Tourism on the Comeback Trail?

The government launches a new initiative to boost tourism, this time making use of Haiti's rich history. Russell White takes a look.  

Bolivia: Evo set to win amidst a mix of hope and fear

Bolivia: Evo set to win amidst a mix of hope and fear

Pollsters predict another landslide victory for Evo Morales in Bolivia’s forthcoming presidential election, but not all of his supporters are as enthusiastic as they once were. Shafik Meghji reports for LAB from La Paz.  

Brazil: migrants are returning to the North-East

Brazil: migrants are returning to the North-East

Reversing a long-standing pattern, migrants are coming back from São Paulo and Rio to smaller cities in Pernambuco and other north-eastern states.  

Haiti:  Arresting Aristide

Haiti: Arresting Aristide

Attempts to arrest former President Aristide are a ticking time bomb for Haiti’s government.  

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