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Argentina - Nisman murder still a mystery

Argentina - Nisman murder still a mystery

A fascinating article by a US investigative journalist argues convincingly that Nisman was not murdered because he had irrefutable proof that Iran and the Argentina government were covering up those behind the AMIA bombing.  

State violence and repression

State violence and repression

While Latin America is pressing hard for increased rights, advances are being blocked by repressive police forces, says Raul Zibechi.  

Tribute to indigenous leaders

Tribute to indigenous leaders

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

Guatemala: Judicial system in desperate need of reform

Guatemala: Judicial system in desperate need of reform

Suspension of the retrial of Guatemalan dictator Rios Montt has dashed hopes of justice and underlined the need for a radical shake-up of the judiciary.  

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El Salvador: Indigenous rights-still waiting

El Salvador: Indigenous rights-still waiting

Despite official recognition of their rights, no public policies or laws have made these constitutional rights a reality for indigenous people.  

An Inextricable Link: Climate Change & Human Rights in Latin America

An Inextricable Link: Climate Change & Human Rights in Latin America

A London conference on climate change and human rights in Latin America organised by ILAS and LAB  

Brazil: when the dream becomes a nightmare

Brazil: when the dream becomes a nightmare

It was ranked alongside Russia, India and China as an emerging global economic powerhouse but now the pillaging of Brazil’s natural resources, corruption at its highest levels and a crippling drought is threatening that status.  

Free trade and Mexico's junk food epidemic

Free trade and Mexico's junk food epidemic

There's been a real explosion in obesity and diabetes in Mexico, largely because NAFTA has changed profoundly the country's food systems.  

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Until the Rulers Obey: the growing strength of Latin America's social movements

Until the Rulers Obey: the growing strength of Latin America's social movements

A new collection of interviews and testimonies is discussed by a panel of experts in London on April 21  

Land in Brazil

Land in Brazil

This is the first of a new LAB blog which will look at land issues in Brazil.  

Venezuela: the struggle to preserve a dream

Venezuela: the struggle to preserve a dream

Former LAB editor Javier Farje visited Caracas recently and explored communities and walked the streets of the Venezuelan capital to find a people who are not prepared to give up just yet.  

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?  

Focus on Rights Struggles in Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia & Nicaragua's Grand Canal

Brazil: Why land demarcation matters to indigenous people

Brazil: Why land demarcation matters to indigenous people

Marking out land is to stake out rights, ownership, stewardship. Unmarked land can just be seized. Felipe Garcia, a volunteer at the Munduruku Demarcation Mission, explains.  

Argentina: role of social media in protest

Argentina: role of social media in protest

Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets in recent weeks and the nature of their protests is very different to those of the 1990s.  

Argentina -- the Madres are still walking round the Plaza

Argentina -- the Madres are still walking round the Plaza

With a new play about Argentina's 'disappeared' opening in London later this month, LAB brings you an exclusive interview with one of the leading Madres.  

Bolivia -- fighting patriarchy

Bolivia -- fighting patriarchy

Finally, after decades of struggle, women in Bolivia are getting their rights respected.  

Nicaragua's Grand Canal: 5 -- The Geopolitics of the Canal

Nicaragua's Grand Canal: 5 -- The Geopolitics of the Canal

In the last of the series, Russell White looks at the geo-strategic implications of the Nicaraguan Canal and wonders why the United States has not been more vocal.  

Nicaragua's Grand Canal: 4 --The Emperor's New Funds

Nicaragua's Grand Canal: 4 --The Emperor's New Funds

One of the largest construction projects in the world, costing four times Nicaragua's annual GDP --so where is the money coming from?  

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: trouble along the route of the Canal

Nicaragua: trouble along the route of the Canal

Dutch journalist Teake Zuidema gave a lift to some Nicaraguan police on their way to control demonstrations by farmers afraid of compulsory purchase and forced relocation.  

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Until the Rulers Obey -- The growing strength of Latin America's Social Movements A panel discussion in London on April 21 with Clifton Ross, Marcela López Levy and Grace Livingstone. Clif Ross'

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Are left-wing governments in Latin America in retreat? asks Jonathan Watts of the Guardian:

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We think of Costa Rica as being in a class of its own in Latin America in terms of environmental protection. But even here environmental activists are being killed:

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The Mexican president suggests parents of missing normalistas Ayotzinapa not to hold forever to their sons and daughters disappearance. Statement outraged the Mexican population.

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| El Salvador -- IPS | Despite constitutional guarantees, El Salvador's substantial, but almost invisible indigenous population is still waiting for basic rights.

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