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Argentina forced into a 'technical' default

Argentina forced into a 'technical' default

The Jubilee Debt Campaign UK is organising a petition of support for the Argentine government in its struggle against 'vulture funds'.  

El Salvador -- violence fuels child migration

El Salvador -- violence fuels child migration

Threatened by local gangs, children in El Salvador are fleeing to the United States  

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.  

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Four Peruvian Anti-Logging Activists Murdered

Four Peruvian Anti-Logging Activists Murdered

The death of a leading campaigner against illegal logging and three of his companions in a remote Amazonian area of Peru has led to renewed calls for more effective action against this lucrative trade.  

Brazil -- the polluted face of  Carajás

Brazil -- the polluted face of Carajás

Piquiá de Baixo is dying from the pollution the production of pig iron from the giant Carajás mine  

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.  

Latin America's

Latin America's "Radical Cities"

The new social consciousness among the region’s architects is explored in a new book by award-winning critic Justin McGuirk.  

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.  

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.  

Latin America Inside Out Blog: Latest Posts

Mega-events and prostitution

Mega-events and prostitution

The main danger of violence to sex-workers during major sporting events is from the police, not the punters.  

Andes: Advocacy Job on Climate Change

Andes: Advocacy Job on Climate Change

NGO Climate Parliament has a vacancy in Santiago  

A travelogue in the best traditions

A travelogue in the best traditions

Who could ask for more? A supremely well-written travelogue whose authors are trade unionists and journalists with a deep interest in the societies they visit.  

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!  

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.  

Focus on Argentina, Haiti & Brazil

Argentina: police caught bang to rights

Argentina: police caught bang to rights

Government reacts promptly, after social media foiled an attempt by police to frame participant in labour protest.  

Haiti:  Arresting Aristide

Haiti: Arresting Aristide

Attempts to arrest former President Aristide are a ticking time bomb for Haiti’s government.  

Brazil's

Brazil's "Iron Stone"

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

Brazil: migrants are returning to the North-East

Brazil: migrants are returning to the North-East

Reversing a long-standing pattern, migrants are coming back from São Paulo and Rio to smaller cities in Pernambuco and other north-eastern states.  

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.  

Brazil - new concerns over GM mosquito

Brazil - new concerns over GM mosquito

Alarm at new dengue emergency where GM mosquito trials conducted.  

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.  

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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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