In the last of the series, Russell White looks at the geo-strategic implications of the Nicaraguan Canal and wonders why the United States has not been more vocal.
There's been a real explosion in obesity and diabetes in Mexico, largely because NAFTA has changed profoundly the country's food systems.
In Geneva a UN Committee asks an official Mexican delegation tough questions about the disappearance of the 43 students
While Latin America is pressing hard for increased rights, advances are being blocked by repressive police forces, says Raul Zibechi.
Conservations working with the giant armadillo in Brazil and the tiny cotton-top tamarin in Colombia win the "Green Nobel Prize".
Despite legislation guaranteeing equal rights to LGBT couples, the battle for the acceptance of same-sex marriage and adoption is far from won.
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".
In her second term as president, Michelle Bachelet seems in a hurry to push through wide-ranging reforms, despite opposition in Congress and a dip in her popularity ratings
Bernardo Kucinski's beautiful novel/memoir 'K', published by LAB in 2013, is up for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.
Set in a Buenos Aires cabaret club before, during and after Argentina’s brutal “Dirty War”, These Trees Are Made of Blood tells the story of a mother’s search for her missing daughter, one of thousands of people “disappeared” by the military junta.
Work to help children who face malnutrition in one of the many communities of families displaced during the country's armed conflict.
MST leader João Pedro Stédile says that "political reform" is the only solution for the country's political crisis
Why the Pope's elevation of the martyr Oscar Romero is so important for Catholics and progressives across Latin America.
No party emerges a clear winner from the March 1 National Assembly and mayoral elections
Despite official recognition of their rights, no public policies or laws have made these constitutional rights a reality for indigenous people.
Textile companies that make clothing for transnational brands in El Salvador are accused of forging alliances with gang members to make death threats against workers.
Community radio is the heart of rural communities across Guatemala and Latin America.
On the evening Jan. 27, a bus of Indigenous Lenca community leaders returning from Rio Blanco, Honduras, the site of an almost two-year Lenca blockade and struggle against the construction of the Agua Zarca dam, was waived to a stop by the police.
A strike that has brought activity to a halt since January on three major banana plantations on Costa Rica’s southern Caribbean coast, along the border with Panama, has highlighted the abuses in a sector in the hands of transnational corporations.
Bernardo Kucinski argues "The PT is certainly finished. Perhaps a new left will emerge from the cinders but I have my doubts."
The Munduruku indians in the Brazilian Amazon take their struggle to Brasilia:bit.ly/1JcF2mD
LAB interviews two conservationists who have just been awarded the "Green Nobel Prize" for their work, respectively, with giant armadillos in Brazil and the tiny cotton-top tamarin monkeys in Colombia:
CORRECTION I didn't realise there was an embargo on the announcement of the Whitley awards, so I have been asked to 'unpublish' the article just facebooked, until 18.00. So I have temporarily removed
The English translation of a remarkable novel written by the Brazilian journalist Bernardo Kucinski which tells the true story of a father's search for his daughter, 'disappeared' during the military dictatorship.