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El Salvador: major challenges after narrow vote

El Salvador: major challenges after narrow vote

A majority of 6,364 votes will make FMLN President's task exceptionally difficult.  

Bolivia: the history of a national trauma

Bolivia: the history of a national trauma

Film-maker Cioran McGrath looks at the government’s failure to investigate the shocking human rights abuses committed by the dictatorships of the 20th century  

Venezuela: the opposition has played into Maduro's hands

Venezuela: the opposition has played into Maduro's hands

By failing to reach out to the poor MUD has missed a golden opportunity to weaken Chavez' successor.  

Venezuela: Protests in abundance, wisdom in short supply

Venezuela: Protests in abundance, wisdom in short supply

Neither the Government nor the opposition seem to be willing to engage in a dialogue to put an end to the current crisis in Venezuela.  

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Venezuela: FAQ on opposition protests

Venezuela: FAQ on opposition protests

A very detailed look at recent events in Venezuela and the reporting of them from UK group Venezuela Solidarity Campaign  

El Salvador: Images of the Elections

El Salvador: Images of the Elections

A striking gallery of photographs taken during the recent presidential election campaign.  

Brazilian Favelas: 'I Died In The Mare'

Brazilian Favelas: 'I Died In The Mare'

Mare Favela children speak in a crowd-funded documentary film about life in a Brazilian urban slum.  

The Zapatistas: learning their philosophy and practice

The Zapatistas: learning their philosophy and practice

A textbook from the Escuelita, the Zapatista 'little school', to help you learn about autonomous government.  

El Salvador: nail-biting count continues

El Salvador: nail-biting count continues

Against expectations the Presidential elections have produced a near tie, with Arena's Norman Quijano trailing the FMLN candidate, Sánchez Cerén by a mere 6,000 votes.  

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Colombia: Santos under pressure from rural activists

Colombia: Santos under pressure from rural activists

Agrarian, indigenous and other communities and an emergent centre-left opposition are piling on the pressure in the run-up to presidential elections in May.  

Venezuela: the media are giving a free pass to the far right

Venezuela: the media are giving a free pass to the far right

Novelist Luis Britto García accuses the international media of inflating the size and importance of opposition protests.  

Uruguay:  Welcome offered to Guantanamo detainees

Uruguay: Welcome offered to Guantanamo detainees

President Mujica has accepted a US proposal to accept Guantanamo detainees as refugees.  

Honduras: the never-ending struggle

Honduras: the never-ending struggle

An interview with Honduran journalist Dina Meza as she presents the PEN International Report on 'Honduras: Journalism in the shadow of Impunity'.  

El Salvador: US aid conditions threaten FMLN's precarious victory

El Salvador: US aid conditions threaten FMLN's precarious victory

Washington is threatening to withhold aid unless he new government redoubles privatizations.  

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Argentina: After Cristina, who's next?

Argentina: After Cristina, who's next?

Candidates are already jockeying for position in the run up to the October 2015 presidential elections. As a new political era beckons, LAB looks at the leading challengers.  

Argentina: a universal model for human rights?

Argentina: a universal model for human rights?

On the anniversary of the 24th March 1976 military coup, the minister of justice and human rights claims that Kirchnerismo has converted Argentina's shame into international respect.  

Argentina: inflated expectations

Argentina: inflated expectations

High inflation in Argentina is commonly seen as a warning of imminent economic meltdown, but is this too simple a view?  

Argentina – struggle continues for the Qom

Argentina – struggle continues for the Qom

Representatives of the Qom indigenous people are camped in the iconic Plaza de Mayo to demand their rights. Life is worse today, they say, than under the military dictatorship  

Argentina: the view from the terraces

Argentina: the view from the terraces

Argentina goes to the World Cup in Brazil with high hopes of winning for a third time. But as Daniel Schweimler reports for LAB from Buenos Aires, the 'beautiful game' has turned ugly in one of its heartlands.  

Argentina: explosion in land conflicts

Argentina: explosion in land conflicts

Almost a quarter of the country's farming families are involved in a land dispute, largely because of the massive takeover of land by the soy plantations.  

Brazil 1964: Never again!

Brazil 1964: Never again!

March 31 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the military coup in Brazil, which ushered in the era of dictatorships in Latin America.  

Brazil: World Cup security locks in repression

Brazil: World Cup security locks in repression

As popular support for the World Cup rapidly wanes, a beleaguered government is putting in place ever more draconian forms of repression.  

Brazil comes off badly at the OAS

Brazil comes off badly at the OAS

At a hearing on police violence during the repression of protests, the government is evasive and offers no response to recommendations.  

Brazil: Ripe for another year of protest?

Brazil: Ripe for another year of protest?

The causes of last year's demonstrations haven't been addressed. But are Brazilians tired of demonstrating?  

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09-04-2014

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Latin America Bureau is pleased to announce that at the beginning of March it will be launching the English translation of a remarkable novel written by the Brazilian journalist Bernardo Kucinski.

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