A further update to LAB's quick guide to understanding Mensalão, Lava Jato, impeachment, the judiciary, the constitution and Lula's cabinet appointment.
International drug policies reflect a bias towards the global north, with damaging consequences for the south.
Bolsa Familia has helped Brazil's poor. Dubbed 'Bolsa Empresário', BNDES has helped big business and the rich.
The run-off for the presidential elections are set for January 24 2016 but many observers are questioning their democratic validity. This article by the UK based Haiti Support Group highlights the many ways in which Haitian elections can be manipulated.
Brazil's new government has dissolved INCRA, threatening land rights of the country's quilombos
The net appears to be tightening in corruption investigations involving the former speaker of Brazil's Lower House and members of his family.
The new administration under President Mauricio Macri is busy setting about removing all traces of the cultural heritage promoted by Nestor Kirchner and Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner during their twelve years of Peronist government.
So what are prospects for the left in the face of a concerted US-backed right-wing offensive? Left-wing activists in Brazil give us their views.
The programme introduced by acting President Michel Temer consists of extreme neo-liberal measures that the government believes can be imposed by force. But will it work?
Former Lima mayor Susana Villaran, who was in the forefront of efforts to restore democracy to Peru when strognman Alberto Fujimori was in power in the 1990s, argues that the new government under Pedro Pablo Kuscinsky has to renew the fight.
Controversy over role of Brazilian media in current crisis. Editor of Folha de S. Paulo, Otávio Frias, reacts angrily to a paper given by LAB editor.
As the country awaits the signing of a definitive ceasefire, the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet offers instructive parallels.
May 25 is the National Day of Dignity for Women Victims of Sexual Violence, but progress is limited.
Eduardo Cunha, who just a few days ago seemed untouchable, despite being strongly linked wth corruption, has been removed from office by Brazil's Supreme Court. Many Brazilian celebrated the decision.
Anti-Temer protests are spreading like wildfire as the new government is forced to make U turn after U turn
Interim President Michel Temer has chosen a white, male cabinet which ignores all the social advances of the last 14 years
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.
The senate votes to proceed with Impeachment and suspend Dilma. Some of Temer's cabinet choices have provoked indignation, even horror.
Dilma's government has done all too little to protect the environment and indigenous areas. Temer's could be much worse.
Director Lola Arias' new play puts on stage six veterans of the Malvinas conflict
A sober assessment of the tasks facing the peace-makers. All parties must compromise and reconciliation cannot be rushed.
What is the future of Bolivian president Evo Morales and MAS in the wake of the referendum setback.
Relatives of the victims are threatening to break off all talks with the government, for failing to clarify what happened to their loved ones.
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