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Mexico's schools caught in the firing line

Mexico's schools caught in the firing line

The murder of students and the closure of several university campuses in recent months shows how drugs-related violence is a serious threat to Mexico's educational system.  

Two faces of Evo Morales

Two faces of Evo Morales

Despite far-reaching social reforms, the Bolivian economy still depends on an environmentally damaging extractive industry  

Brazil -- GM crops may be causing cancer

Brazil -- GM crops may be causing cancer

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".  

Chile: President Bachelet's reform agenda

Chile: President Bachelet's reform agenda

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  

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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.  

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.  

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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  

Ecuador -- Correa rallies his supporters

Ecuador -- Correa rallies his supporters

Rafael Correa of Ecuador is finding out the hard way what it means to oppose US interests in Latin America, argues Matt Kennard.  

Brazil - serious setback on children's rights looms

Brazil - serious setback on children's rights looms

The Brazilian Congress, now dominated by the right, may soon vote to lower the age of criminal responsibility from 18 to 16.  

Focus on Honduras

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.  

Nicaragua: Lifting women out of poverty

Nicaragua: Lifting women out of poverty

An Earth Education Project in Managua helps women who lived on the municipal rubbish tip make and sell jewelry.  

Guatemala: listening to the people

Guatemala: listening to the people

The Ch'oti Mayan people from the east of Guatemala are resisting attempts to force them off their lands and undermine their livelihoods.  

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.  

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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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