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New Violence Against Journalists and Community Radio in Guatemala

New Violence Against Journalists and Community Radio in Guatemala

Community radio is the heart of rural communities across Guatemala and Latin America.

Banana Workers’ Strike Highlights Abuses by Corporations in Costa Rica

Banana Workers’ Strike Highlights Abuses by Corporations in Costa Rica

A strike that has brought activity to a halt since January on three major banana plantations on Costa Rica’s southern Caribbean coast, along the border with Panama, has highlighted the abuses in a sector in the hands of transnational corporations.

Honduras: Indigenous Communities Resist Dams in the Face of Threats and Violence

Honduras: Indigenous Communities Resist Dams in the Face of Threats and Violence

On the evening Jan. 27, a bus of Indigenous Lenca community leaders returning from Rio Blanco, Honduras, the site of an almost two-year Lenca blockade and struggle against the construction of the Agua Zarca dam, was waived to a stop by the police.

Salvadoran Maquila Plants Use Gang Members to Break Unions

Salvadoran Maquila Plants Use Gang Members to Break Unions

Textile companies that make clothing for transnational brands in El Salvador are accused of forging alliances with gang members to make death threats against workers.

Guatemala: indigenous leaders arrested

Guatemala: indigenous leaders arrested

Two indigenous leaders from Huehuetenango are detained for protesting against hydro-electric projects that threaten their communities.

El Salvador: Indigenous rights-still waiting

El Salvador: Indigenous rights-still waiting

Despite official recognition of their rights, no public policies or laws have made these constitutional rights a reality for indigenous people.

An Inextricable Link: Climate Change & Human Rights in Latin America

An Inextricable Link: Climate Change & Human Rights in Latin America

A London conference on climate change and human rights in Latin America organised by ILAS and LAB

Bolivia -- fighting patriarchy

Bolivia -- fighting patriarchy

Finally, after decades of struggle, women in Bolivia are getting their rights respected.

Argentina -- the Madres are still walking round the Plaza

Argentina -- the Madres are still walking round the Plaza

With a new play about Argentina's 'disappeared' opening in London later this month, LAB brings you an exclusive interview with one of the leading Madres.

Nicaragua's Grand Canal: 5 -- The Geopolitics of the Canal

Nicaragua's Grand Canal: 5 -- The Geopolitics of the Canal

In the last of the series, Russell White looks at the geo-strategic implications of the Nicaraguan Canal and wonders why the United States has not been more vocal.

Brazil: when the dream becomes a nightmare

Brazil: when the dream becomes a nightmare

It was ranked alongside Russia, India and China as an emerging global economic powerhouse but now the pillaging of Brazil’s natural resources, corruption at its highest levels and a crippling drought is threatening that status.

Free trade and Mexico's junk food epidemic

Free trade and Mexico's junk food epidemic

There's been a real explosion in obesity and diabetes in Mexico, largely because NAFTA has changed profoundly the country's food systems.

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