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Peru: four years of Humala

Peru: four years of Humala

Little has emerged of the 'great transformation' promised by Ollanta Humala when he was elected in June 2011.  

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.  

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.  

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Eduardo Galeano: Latin America's social justice laureate

Eduardo Galeano: Latin America's social justice laureate

A fine tribute to the legendary Uruguayan author of Open Veins of Latin America  

Colombia: battle over fumigation is not over

Colombia: battle over fumigation is not over

President Santos has been praised internationally for banning the use of glyphosate, now declared a 'probable carcinogenic', but the spraying of coca is still continuing. It's too soon to celebrate.  

Brazil under the PT -- where did it go wrong?

Brazil under the PT -- where did it go wrong?

To celebrate the publication of its new book on Brazil, LAB asked several experts to give us their views on the cause of the Brazilian crisis. Their explanations are surprisingly different -- and contradictory. Join the debate and add your comment.  

Pope Francis thrills South America

Pope Francis thrills South America

The Pope delivered a strongly political message in his recent visit to Bolivia, Peru and Paraguay, one that is reverberating around the world.  

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Sinister use of social media

Sinister use of social media

The use by the police of social media to coordinate revenge killings may explain the increase in police-related homicides in Brazil in recent months.  

Brazil -- growing concern over Tapajós river dams

Brazil -- growing concern over Tapajós river dams

While the press is talking about the impact of the dams on the indigenous communities downstream whose land will be flooded, little is being said about the upstream communities who also have a lot to lose.  

Brazil -- rural conflict growing

Brazil -- rural conflict growing

Though the media in Brazil pays little attention to it, rural violence against indigenous and landless workers is on the increase.  

Cochabamba Declaration

Cochabamba Declaration

The Cochabamba Declaration mobilises scientists and indigenous experts concerning the preservation of rock art and indigenous sacred places in South America  

Focus on Honduras

Honduras 6

Honduras 6

In his final blog James Watson expresses his enormous admiration for the Honduran people in their struggle against corruption, exploitation and social injustice.  

Honduras 5: the pernicious impact of mining

Honduras 5: the pernicious impact of mining

Honduras is in the process of giving away almost a third of its land territory to mining companies, with a horrific impact on people and the environment.  

Honduras 4: the UN arrives

Honduras 4: the UN arrives

James Watson spends a night with the hunger-strikers, as the police reacts more aggressively to the continued mass mobilisation.  

Honduras 3: thousands march against corruption

Honduras 3: thousands march against corruption

James Watson took part in the largest demonstration in Honduras in recent history. This is his account.  

Honduras 2: the Antorchas movement against corruption

Honduras 2: the Antorchas movement against corruption

In his second blog from Honduras, James Watson tells the story of the amazing emergence of the protest movement in Tegucigalpa.  

Honduras 1: Indigenous groups defend their land

Honduras 1: Indigenous groups defend their land

In the first of a series of posts, James Watson describes the work of COPINH to protect their land and the environment.  

Aguan, Honduras: World Bank Backs Death Squads and Displacement

Aguan, Honduras: World Bank Backs Death Squads and Displacement

In Honduras, the World Bank has funded a known coup-backer, murderer, and narcotrafficker, while escalating a decades-long land conflict and undermining local food security.  

Guatemala: the echo of pain

Guatemala: the echo of pain

A documentary film about disappearances in Guatemala is launched, supported by a resource website  

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Brazil -- from euphoria to despair

Brazil -- from euphoria to despair

LAB launches the first of its new series of Special Reports -- a critical look at the the decade of rule by the Workers' Party (PT) in Brazil. Reviewers seem to like it. Look at what they have to say.

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