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Colombia: Big Oil's ethical violence

Colombia: Big Oil's ethical violence

BP has sought to portray itself as a pioneer in 'corporate responsibility'. The truth of its operations in Colombia is rather different.  

Haiti -- the battle for paradise

Haiti -- the battle for paradise

Local residents in the idyllic island of Île-à-Vache are fighting back as greedy politicians try to take over their island off the coast of Haiti.  

Two faces of Evo Morales

Two faces of Evo Morales

Despite far-reaching social reforms, the Bolivian economy still depends on an environmentally damaging extractive industry  

Growing inclusion of London's Latin Americans

Growing inclusion of London's Latin Americans

Latin Americans welcome decision by a growing number of London boroughs to recognise them as “an ethnic group”.  

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Nicaragua: Lifting women out of poverty

Nicaragua: Lifting women out of poverty

An Earth Education Project in Managua helps women who lived on the municipal rubbish tip make and sell jewelry.  

Chile: Patchworks of resistance

Chile: Patchworks of resistance

An exhibition of patchworks produced by craftswomen from Chile and other countries around the world shows the power of these works of silent protest  

Argentina: 'ni una menos'

Argentina: 'ni una menos'

A movement and vast demonstration against femicide and violence against women has drawn support from every quarter.  

Land in Brazil 5: re-thinking the city of São Paulo

Land in Brazil 5: re-thinking the city of São Paulo

Re-thinking the city of São Paulo  

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Guatemala: listening to the people

Guatemala: listening to the people

The Ch'oti Mayan people from the east of Guatemala are resisting attempts to force them off their lands and undermine their livelihoods.  

Honduras -- USA still pulling the strings

Honduras -- USA still pulling the strings

Washington continues to interfere in the internal politics of Honduras six years after the coup.  

Mexico's ecovillage

Mexico's ecovillage

Half an hour's drive south of Mexico City, the ecovillage of Huehuecoyotl has become a seedbed for visionary and transformative projects.  

Colombia ends fumigation

Colombia ends fumigation

In a surprising move Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has decided to end the spraying of Monsanto's Round Up as a means of eradicating coca.  

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Argentina: The Welsh in Patagonia & Trelew

Argentina: The Welsh in Patagonia & Trelew

Historian Alun Burge examines the role of the extraordinary Welsh community and its support for the Trelew prisoners -- and calls for more research.  

Chile in Wales: El sueño existe

Chile in Wales: El sueño existe

In Machynlleth, mid Wales, the El Sueño Existe festival will be held in July-August, highlighting Colombia and eco-socialism.  

Ecuador -- Correa rallies his supporters

Ecuador -- Correa rallies his supporters

Rafael Correa of Ecuador is finding out the hard way what it means to oppose US interests in Latin America, argues Matt Kennard.  

Paraguay -- growing inequality*

Paraguay -- growing inequality*

June 22 marks the third anniversary of the overthrow of Fernando Lugo, the president who seemed to offer new hope to the country. What has changed over these years?  

Bolivia -- big changes planned for agriculture

Bolivia -- big changes planned for agriculture

While the Evo Morales government knows it must boost agriculture, it needs to reconcile the demands of two very different groups -- the big farmers and the campesionos  

Bolivia: 'Spaceships' invade El Alto

Bolivia: 'Spaceships' invade El Alto

A new middle class is flaunting its wealth, in original ways: startling new palaces are being created in the El Alto district of La Paz.  

Brazil - serious setback on children's rights looms

Brazil - serious setback on children's rights looms

The Brazilian Congress, now dominated by the right, may soon vote to lower the age of criminal responsibility from 18 to 16.  

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