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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.  

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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.  

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.  

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.  

Latin America Inside Out Blog: Latest Posts

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?  

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.  

Focus on Nicaragua's Grand Canal, Venezuela and Brazil

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'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.  

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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