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Cuba: Women and the low fertility rate

Cuba: Women and the low fertility rate

Cuban TV provoked a storm of indignation when it appeared to hold women solely responsible for the country's low birth-rate.  

Panama: Election rebuff for Martinelli a rum business

Panama: Election rebuff for Martinelli a rum business

Panama's voters have elected a bitter rival of current president Ricardo Martinelli, putting paid to his attempts to continue to control the country's destiny.  

Guatemala: An end to the drugs war?

Guatemala: An end to the drugs war?

President Pérez Molina is a leading opponent of the indiscriminate use of force to thwart the illegal drugs trade. Now he is pressing for the UN to adopt a complete change of strategy.  

Ecuador: Chevron victory

Ecuador: Chevron victory

The oil giant wins a round in its long battle with the indigenous population over oil damages  

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Guatemala: Mass Burial of Exhumed Victims

Guatemala: Mass Burial of Exhumed Victims

A series of powerful images portray the return to the families of victims "disappeared" during the brutal repression of the early 1980s and now forensically identified.  

Brazil and Scotland: the challenge of policing mega sport events

Brazil and Scotland: the challenge of policing mega sport events

The Brazilian and Scottish police forces, which have both been criticised for strong arm tactics, have been exchanging ideas about providing security for mega sport events.  

Brazil -- upsurge in rural violence

Brazil -- upsurge in rural violence

Rural leaders are being targeted as a result of the government's failure to clamp down on impunity in the countryside.  

Argentina -- the 'miracle' of the discovered grandson

Argentina -- the 'miracle' of the discovered grandson

The extraordinary discoverey by Estela Carlotto of her grandson is breathing life into the campaign to hold to account those responsible for the appaling human rights violations committed during the military dictatorship.  

Colombia: Indigenous and Afro-Colombians flee their territory

Colombia: Indigenous and Afro-Colombians flee their territory

Thousands are forced to flee as armed groups fight for territory in Chocó.  

Paraguay – storms ahead

Paraguay – storms ahead

President Cartes has called for Brazilian investors to "use and abuse" the country so it is scarcely surprising that Paraguayan peasants, driven off their land by Brazilian farmers, are feeling angry.  

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The Cuban 5: New video about the case

A 30-minute TV programme discusses the case of the Cuban 5.  

Last thoughts on the Cup? Who can we blame?

Last thoughts on the Cup? Who can we blame?

Now the cup is over, Brazil's media are seeking to blame any shortfall in commercial profits on the social movements and demonstrators. What a cheek!  

Amazon Film Festival: Weaving Resistance with the Munduruku

Amazon Film Festival: Weaving Resistance with the Munduruku

A new documentary film about a Munduruku village on the Tapajós river region in Brazilian Amazonas, directed by LAB editor Nayana Fernandez.  

São Paulo Fan Friendly

São Paulo Fan Friendly

Ed Rhodes reports on a World Cup fans match, England vs Brazil. The match was arranged with LAB's help.  

Follow the money

Follow the money

Never before has Brazil received so much coverage in the UK media as in the build-up to the World Cup. But, says Sue Branford, one key issue has been ignored.  

Lucy Fisher's blog

Lucy Fisher is a researcher and editor based in Mexico City. Having previously worked in the charity sector, for the last 18 months she has been working for Mexico's private sector writing about policy in the mining and oil and gas industries.  

Focus on Chile, Colombia, Central America & GM

Chile: Lies, Censorship & El Mercurio

Chile: Lies, Censorship & El Mercurio

After years of being banned or buried, Chilean state TV finally screens a film about the role of the Edwards' family media group in backing the dictatorship.  

Colombia: Is Santos' re-election the best hope for peace?

Colombia: Is Santos' re-election the best hope for peace?

The peace talks in Cuba between FARC and the government have some way to go. But the re-election of Santos is helpful.  

Nicaragua: Route 4 chosen for the Grand Canal

Nicaragua: Route 4 chosen for the Grand Canal

Route 4, from Rivas to Punta Gorda, is the lead candidate for the new interoceanic Grand Canal.  

Mobile Phones: The new vox pop

Mobile Phones: The new vox pop

Across Mexico and Central America cell-phones bring benefits and some dangers, especially for women.  

El Salvador: A respite from Monsanto's predations?

El Salvador: A respite from Monsanto's predations?

The US Embassy has dropped a pre-condition for aid requiring use of GM seed.  

Brazil: Plinio dies

Brazil: Plinio dies

Leading left-wing intellectual Plinio de Arruda Sampaio has died.  

Brazil - new concerns over GM mosquito

Brazil - new concerns over GM mosquito

Alarm at new dengue emergency where GM mosquito trials conducted.  

Brazil: Police beat, threaten and rape sex workers

Brazil: Police beat, threaten and rape sex workers

When a prostitute in Brazil denounces police violence she is beaten up and threatened --by the police.  

CLACSO's World Cup Notebook

CLACSO's World Cup Notebook

The Latin American Council for the Social Sciences produced a fascinating blog about the Cup and its importance and impact on the countries of the Region.  

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Brazil Inside Out

Brazil Inside Out

A guide book by Jan Rocha & Francis McDonagh, bang up-to-date for the World Cup, Olympics and challenging times in the continent's largest and most dynamic country.

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