The government launches a new initiative to boost tourism, this time making use of Haiti's rich history. Russell White takes a look.
The US-backed drug war in Latin America has not reduced drug-trafficking but has led to a dangerous militarisation of some countries, creating a culture of human rights abuses and impunity, says author of a damning new book.
The unprecedented drought in Sao Paulo may be the result of deforestation and global warning, say scientists.
Controversial Kazak company, accused of fraud and corruption, is pressing ahead with big iron ore project in Bahia.
Civil society organisations in Central America, one of the regions most affected by climate change, are calling on their governments to defend the interests of peasant families in the upcoming UN climate negotiations in Lima.
It is estimated that half a million young women in Latin America and the Caribbean are lured into sexual abuse, with social media playing a key role.
Sotrami, a gold mining company near Ayacucho has achieved Fair Trade certification.
In true Amazon style, Nayana Fernandez's new film documentary is launched.
The PT had trouble enough dealing with Congress in Dilma's first presidency. The outlook now is even worse, with the PMDB holding many trumps.
This is the first open letter by the Munduruku Indians, about the recent step of marking out the limits of their land in an attempt to force the authorities to give them the legal rights to land they have long occupied
LAB Editor Nayana Fernandez describes LAB's 37 years of commitment and service to human rights and social progress in Latin America
We are proud to announce that next Monday, 17 November 2014, LAB will be the platform for the online release of 'The Munduruku Indians: Weaving Resistance' documentary.
Filmed between 1985 and 1991 by the British director Marc Karlin (1943-1999)
A petition, draft letter to British MPs and an early-day motion in the UK Parliament
Gregorio Santos, in prison for opposing the Conga gold and copper mine, is elected regional president.
President Mujica's chosen successor remains favourite, but the margin is tight.
President Mujica's humble life and style have been widely popular, but not everyone likes or respects him. Javier Farje reports from Montevideo.
Evo won a sweeping victory at the polls and will soon begin his third five-year term. What explains his continuing popularity?
Pollsters predict another landslide victory for Evo Morales in Bolivia’s forthcoming presidential election, but not all of his supporters are as enthusiastic as they once were. Shafik Meghji reports for LAB from La Paz.
Barring a last-minute upset, Dilma should scrape home in Sunday’s election, reports Jan Rocha from São Paulo
On top of a lightning strike and landslide which killed 17, the Kogi tribe leader's son is shot by assassins.
Continuing dependence on gas and oil threaten all Venezuela's social gains.
FAO optimism about eliminating hunger ignores climate change, which will present a big risk for the continent.
A guide book by Jan Rocha & Francis McDonagh, bang up-to-date for the World Cup, Olympics and challenging times in the continent's largest and most dynamic country.