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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”.  

Land in Brazil 2

Land in Brazil 2

MST leader João Pedro Stédile says that "political reform" is the only solution for the country's political crisis  

Brazil: Ms. Deforestation in charge

Brazil: Ms. Deforestation in charge

The appointment of Kátia Abreu as Minister of Agriculture is like putting a fox in charge of the hen coop.  

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.  

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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.  

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.  

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  

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.  

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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.  

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  

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.  

Focus on Brazil, Mexico & Bolivia

Brazil: Water crisis marks failure of for-profit utilities

Brazil: Water crisis marks failure of for-profit utilities

São Paulo's ongoing water crisis highlights the role of water company Sabesp and the failure of the 'public-private' partnership model.  

Brazil: São Paulo's water crisis on film

Brazil: São Paulo's water crisis on film

Documentary project Volume Vivo is releasing a series of films to chart the progress and causes of the acute water crisis in Brazil's most populous state.  

Two Latin American conservationists win awards

Two Latin American conservationists win awards

Conservations working with the giant armadillo in Brazil and the tiny cotton-top tamarin in Colombia win the "Green Nobel Prize".  

Mexico's schools caught in the firing line

Mexico's schools caught in the firing line

The murder of students and the closure of several university campuses in recent months shows how drugs-related violence is a serious threat to Mexico's educational system.  

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  

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.  

Mexico: the politics of Memory

Mexico: the politics of Memory

The disappearance of 43 student teachers at Ayotzinapa has brought the issue of 'memoria' to the fore. Relatives do not want monuments. "You took them away alive, we want them back alive", they say.  

Brazil -- GM crops may be causing cancer

Brazil -- GM crops may be causing cancer

Brazil's National Cancer Institute is concerned about the health of the country's population, now that glyphosate, widely used in the cultivation of soya, has been classified as a "probable carcinogen".  

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