Community radio is the heart of rural communities across Guatemala and Latin America.
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.
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.
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.
Two indigenous leaders from Huehuetenango are detained for protesting against hydro-electric projects that threaten their communities.
Despite official recognition of their rights, no public policies or laws have made these constitutional rights a reality for indigenous people.
A London conference on climate change and human rights in Latin America organised by ILAS and LAB
Finally, after decades of struggle, women in Bolivia are getting their rights respected.
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.
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.
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.
There's been a real explosion in obesity and diabetes in Mexico, largely because NAFTA has changed profoundly the country's food systems.