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Haiti: Tourism on the Comeback Trail?

Haiti: Tourism on the Comeback Trail?

The government launches a new initiative to boost tourism, this time making use of Haiti's rich history. Russell White takes a look.  

Global Drug Report: Don't Just Decriminalize, Demilitarize

Global Drug Report: Don't Just Decriminalize, Demilitarize

The US-backed drug war in Latin America has not reduced drug-trafficking but has led to a dangerous militarisation of some countries, creating a culture of human rights abuses and impunity, says author of a damning new book.  

Amazon's 'flying rivers' dry up

Amazon's 'flying rivers' dry up

The unprecedented drought in Sao Paulo may be the result of deforestation and global warning, say scientists.  

Brazil's

Brazil's "Iron Stone"

Controversial Kazak company, accused of fraud and corruption, is pressing ahead with big iron ore project in Bahia.  

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Latin America -- Trafficking in Women and Girls

Latin America -- Trafficking in Women and Girls

It is estimated that half a million young women in Latin America and the Caribbean are lured into sexual abuse, with social media playing a key role.  

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.  

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.  

Meet the king-makers of Brasilia

Meet the king-makers of Brasilia

The PT had trouble enough dealing with Congress in Dilma's first presidency. The outlook now is even worse, with the PMDB holding many trumps.  

Haiti: Duvalier is Dead, Duvalierism Lives On

Haiti: Duvalier is Dead, Duvalierism Lives On

The death of Baby Doc may deprive his victims of justice --they can expect little support from President Michel Martelly.  

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FIRST OPEN LETTER ON THE SELF-PROCLAMATION OF DAJE KAPAP EYPI INDIGENOUS TERRITORY

FIRST OPEN LETTER ON THE SELF-PROCLAMATION OF DAJE KAPAP EYPI INDIGENOUS TERRITORY

This is the first open letter by the Munduruku Indians, about the recent step of marking out the limits of their land in an attempt to force the authorities to give them the legal rights to land they have long occupied  

LAB explained

LAB explained

LAB Editor Nayana Fernandez describes LAB's 37 years of commitment and service to human rights and social progress in Latin America  

Brazil: ‘The Munduruku Indians: Weaving Resistance’ – Online Release

Brazil: ‘The Munduruku Indians: Weaving Resistance’ – Online Release

We are proud to announce that next Monday, 17 November 2014, LAB will be the platform for the online release of 'The Munduruku Indians: Weaving Resistance' documentary.  

Return to Nicaragua documentary screening

Return to Nicaragua documentary screening

Filmed between 1985 and 1991 by the British director Marc Karlin (1943-1999)  

International support for disappeared Mexican students

International support for disappeared Mexican students

A petition, draft letter to British MPs and an early-day motion in the UK Parliament  

Focus on Elections and the Environment

Peru: The Conga mine casts its shadow over local elections

Peru: The Conga mine casts its shadow over local elections

Gregorio Santos, in prison for opposing the Conga gold and copper mine, is elected regional president.  

Uruguay: Uncertainty looms over election second round

Uruguay: Uncertainty looms over election second round

President Mujica's chosen successor remains favourite, but the margin is tight.  

Uruguay: Pepe Mujica, hero, populist, or demagogue?

Uruguay: Pepe Mujica, hero, populist, or demagogue?

President Mujica's humble life and style have been widely popular, but not everyone likes or respects him. Javier Farje reports from Montevideo.  

Bolivia: Happy Days Are Here (Again) for Evo Morales

Bolivia: Happy Days Are Here (Again) for Evo Morales

Evo won a sweeping victory at the polls and will soon begin his third five-year term. What explains his continuing popularity?  

Bolivia: Evo set to win amidst a mix of hope and fear

Bolivia: Evo set to win amidst a mix of hope and fear

Pollsters predict another landslide victory for Evo Morales in Bolivia’s forthcoming presidential election, but not all of his supporters are as enthusiastic as they once were. Shafik Meghji reports for LAB from La Paz.  

Brazil’s election – the last few days

Brazil’s election – the last few days

Barring a last-minute upset, Dilma should scrape home in Sunday’s election, reports Jan Rocha from São Paulo  

Colombia: Tragedy strikes Sierra Nevada Indians

Colombia: Tragedy strikes Sierra Nevada Indians

On top of a lightning strike and landslide which killed 17, the Kogi tribe leader's son is shot by assassins.  

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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