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Brazilian shaman warns of the

Brazilian shaman warns of the "falling sky"

Davi Kopenawa, a Yanomami Indian shaman, talks about “paper skins”, “xirina" ants and “Teosi" in a fascinating new book.  

Honduran Art: Legan Rooster's Dystopian Reality

Honduran Art: Legan Rooster's Dystopian Reality

Legan Rooster is a prolific self-taught artist based in Tegucigalpa whose vivid images reflect his perception of Honduras' chaos, injustices, and oppression.  

“We are heading for the abattoir” says Brazilian scientist Antonio Nobre

“We are heading for the abattoir” says Brazilian scientist Antonio Nobre

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.  

Brazil: Launch of “The Munduruku Indians: Weaving Resistance”

Brazil: Launch of “The Munduruku Indians: Weaving Resistance”

In true Amazon style, Nayana Fernandez's new film documentary is launched.  

Latin America Inside Out Blog: Latest Posts

São Paulo: water tankers are the new normal

São Paulo: water tankers are the new normal

How long can the authorities dither over the growing water crisis affecting Brazil's southeast?  

Brazilian Indians secure nationwide land victory

Brazilian Indians secure nationwide land victory

After months of struggle, Brazil's Indians stop Congress from passing legislation that would jeopardise their control over their land  

SOS Water Crisis!

SOS Water Crisis!

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: Christmas hamper from the MST

Brazil: Christmas hamper from the MST

Brazil's landless workers movement launches a Christmas hamper of products to promote organic food produced on small family farms  

Latest News Articles

Robert White: A US ambassador who fought against CIA policy in El Salvador

Robert White: A US ambassador who fought against CIA policy in El Salvador

US Ambassador to Paraguay and El Salvador, Robert White, who has died aged 88, was sacked by the Reagan administration.  

Peru: four outstanding indigenous leaders

Peru: four outstanding indigenous leaders

Profiles of four individuals who have fought mining, logging and land-seizures to protect their communities.  

Obama should not prop up Mexico's corrupt president

Obama should not prop up Mexico's corrupt president

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.  

Bolivia transforms its transport system

Bolivia transforms its transport system

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.  

Focus on Nicaragua's Grand Canal, Venezuela and Brazil

Nicaragua's Grand Canal: 3 --No excavation without consultation

Nicaragua's Grand Canal: 3 --No excavation without consultation

Protest against Ortega's Canal project is concentrated in farms, communities and indigenous groups along the planned route.  

Nicaragua's Grand Canal: 2 --The environment vs the economy

Nicaragua's Grand Canal: 2 --The environment vs the economy

Ecotastrophe or 200,000 jobs and a doubling of GDP? The Canal debate rages.  

Nicaragua's Grand Canal:  1 -- Schism amongst the Sandinistas

Nicaragua's Grand Canal: 1 -- Schism amongst the Sandinistas

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.  

Central America: Devastated by 'Free Trade'

Central America: Devastated by 'Free Trade'

Warnings about the human and environmental costs of 'free trade' went unheeded. Now the most vulnerable Central Americans are paying the price.  

Venezuela: anti-neoliberal redistribution or crude populism?

Venezuela: anti-neoliberal redistribution or crude populism?

A detailed examination for UNRISD of how Venezuela has sought to use its oil wealth to improve health care and reduce inequality.  

Venezuela: Maduro and the 'economic war'

Venezuela: Maduro and the 'economic war'

Is the Maduro government deploying canny pragmatism, or has it retreated from Chavez' commitment to redistribution?  

The paranoid style in Brazilian politics

The paranoid style in Brazilian politics

A close look at some writers and bloggers on the Brazilian right and their links to Veja magazine.  

Victory for small Amazon community

Victory for small Amazon community

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.  

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