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Growing inclusion of London's Latin Americans

Growing inclusion of London's Latin Americans

Latin Americans welcome decision by a growing number of London boroughs to recognise them as “an ethnic group”.  

Land in Brazil 2

Land in Brazil 2

MST leader João Pedro Stédile says that "political reform" is the only solution for the country's political crisis  

Brazil: Ms. Deforestation in charge

Brazil: Ms. Deforestation in charge

The appointment of Kátia Abreu as Minister of Agriculture is like putting a fox in charge of the hen coop.  

The paranoid style in Brazilian politics

The paranoid style in Brazilian politics

A close look at some writers and bloggers on the Brazilian right and their links to Veja magazine.  

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Land in Brazil 4

Land in Brazil 4

Rio de Janeiro has long been celebrated for the way in which the rich in their luxury apartments live cheek by jowl with the poor, crowded into favelas perched on the hillside, but this is all changing.  

Brazil: Munduruku order anthropologist to leave their lands

Brazil: Munduruku order anthropologist to leave their lands

The Munduruku Indians living along the Tapajos river in the Brazilian Amazon demand the right to be before fully consulted before an academic study is carried out in their villages.  

Paraguay: a bitter mother's day for a 10-year-old who is pregnant

Paraguay: a bitter mother's day for a 10-year-old who is pregnant

Herself weighing only 34 kilos, she is pregnant after being raped by her stepfather. The church, law and the government say she cannot have an abortion. Paraguay is divided.  

Land in Brazil 3

Land in Brazil 3

Because of the flurry of anti--indigenous legislation in the Brazilian Congress, Indians have decided that the only way to save their land and their culture is through direct action.  

Latest News Articles

Colombia ends fumigation

Colombia ends fumigation

In a surprising move Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has decided to end the spraying of Monsanto's Round Up as a means of eradicating coca.  

Colombia: legal uncertainty over gay rights

Colombia: legal uncertainty over gay rights

Despite legislation guaranteeing equal rights to LGBT couples, the battle for the acceptance of same-sex marriage and adoption is far from won.  

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  

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.  

Focus on Brazil, Mexico & Bolivia

Brazil: Water crisis marks failure of for-profit utilities

Brazil: Water crisis marks failure of for-profit utilities

São Paulo's ongoing water crisis highlights the role of water company Sabesp and the failure of the 'public-private' partnership model.  

Brazil: São Paulo's water crisis on film

Brazil: São Paulo's water crisis on film

Documentary project Volume Vivo is releasing a series of films to chart the progress and causes of the acute water crisis in Brazil's most populous state.  

Two Latin American conservationists win awards

Two Latin American conservationists win awards

Conservations working with the giant armadillo in Brazil and the tiny cotton-top tamarin in Colombia win the "Green Nobel Prize".  

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  

Bolivia: 'Spaceships' invade El Alto

Bolivia: 'Spaceships' invade El Alto

A new middle class is flaunting its wealth, in original ways: startling new palaces are being created in the El Alto district of La Paz.  

Mexico: the politics of Memory

Mexico: the politics of Memory

The disappearance of 43 student teachers at Ayotzinapa has brought the issue of 'memoria' to the fore. Relatives do not want monuments. "You took them away alive, we want them back alive", they say.  

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".  

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One of the most noticeable -- and likable -- characteristics of Rio de Janeiro has been how the rich in their luxury apartments have lived cheek by jowl with the poor in their favelas on the city's morros

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In an important breakthrough, a Colombian trade unionist,Gilberto Torres, is today beginning a court case in London against BP for its involvement in his abdication by paramilitaries in 2002. Torres

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| Brazil - LAB | On 11 May around 15 Munduruku students at UFOPA (Federal University of West Pará) carried out an act of protest against the research being developed by a Brazilian social anthropologist,

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| Paraguay - LAB | The case of a 10-year-old girl, raped and made pregnant by her step-father, has roused a bitter debate about abortion and the rights of a mother-to-be who is still a child.

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Because of the flurry of anti-indigenous legislation in the Brazilian Congress, Indians have decided that they can only defend their land and their culture through direct action:

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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.

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