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Uruguay: Guantanamo Bay and the elections

Uruguay: Guantanamo Bay and the elections

A Guantanamo Bay detainee is on hunger strike following delays to the completion of his transfer to Uruguay. But the election climate in Uruguay means there is unlikely to be a speedy resolution of his case.  

20 notes on the Brazilian election

20 notes on the Brazilian election

Seasoned Brazilian political observer, Bernardo Kucinski, comments on the victory of Dilma Rousseff, suggesting in passing that this election could pave the way for the return of Lula.  

Venezuela: terminal crisis of the rentier petro-state?

Venezuela: terminal crisis of the rentier petro-state?

Continuing dependence on gas and oil threaten all Venezuela's social gains.  

Latin America on a Dangerous Precipice

Latin America on a Dangerous Precipice

FAO optimism about eliminating hunger ignores climate change, which will present a big risk for the continent.  

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El Salvador: No street should bear his name

El Salvador: No street should bear his name

Plans by the right-wing mayor of San Salvador to rename one of the capital's streets after Roberto D'Aubuisson have aroused intense controversy.  

The Amazon: Crowd-funding Campaign for Justice for the Munduruku

The Amazon: Crowd-funding Campaign for Justice for the Munduruku

Help the Munduruku Indians in their struggle for respect of their Indigenous Rights  

Mexico: We're walking on bones

Mexico: We're walking on bones

From Guadalajara, LAB Editor Nick Caistor describes a country built on bones: both ancient and very recent.  

Brazil: football, the opium do povo

Brazil: football, the opium do povo

Like a religious faith, the Brazilian obsession with football is beyond rational explanation.  

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Mexico - battle looming over fracking

Mexico - battle looming over fracking

While there are great business opportunities for fracking, many are concerned about the cost to the environment and to people’s health.  

Haiti -- Who needs elections?

Haiti -- Who needs elections?

On 12 January 2015 Haiti reverts back to dictatorship, with the government's failure to hold elections. A giant step backwards towards Duvalierism.  

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Central America: Devastated by 'Free Trade'

Central America: Devastated by 'Free Trade'

Warnings about the human and environmental costs of 'free trade' went unheeded. Now the most vulnerable Central Americans are paying the price.  

Climate Change: follow the Alternative Summit

Climate Change: follow the Alternative Summit

Peru-based Servindi provides a valuable service to follow the Peoples' Summit.  

“We are heading for the abattoir” says Brazilian scientist Antonio Nobre

“We are heading for the abattoir” says Brazilian scientist Antonio Nobre

As the UN climate talks in Lima approach, a leading Brazilian scientist, member of the IPCC, calls urgently for a massive programme of tree replanting to try to stem the catastrophic climate change that Brazil is already experiencing.  

Ayotzinapa is not a Mexican problem

Ayotzinapa is not a Mexican problem

An open letter from Panamanian singer Rubén Blades calls for an international crusade to end corruption and abuse.  

Mexico -- no end in sight to the crisis

Mexico -- no end in sight to the crisis

There has been an overwhelming response to the protests organised by the missing students' families but no sign yet that the government will really listen and change.  

Central America calls for climate justice

Central America calls for climate justice

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.  

Brazil: Launch of “The Munduruku Indians: Weaving Resistance”

Brazil: Launch of “The Munduruku Indians: Weaving Resistance”

In true Amazon style, Nayana Fernandez's new film documentary is launched.  

Peru: Fair trade gold? Some mistake, surely!

Peru: Fair trade gold? Some mistake, surely!

Sotrami, a gold mining company near Ayacucho has achieved Fair Trade certification.  

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