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Brazil: hate speech threatens the Xingu

Brazil: hate speech threatens the Xingu

The wave of abuse that has engulfed Rio samba school Imperatriz Leopoldinense, because they spoke out for the Xingu and indigenous rights is a direct product of the anti-Indian, anti-environment platform of the Rural Coalition

Colombia: Santos and the quest for peace

Colombia: Santos and the quest for peace

President Juan Manuel Santos won the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end guerrilla strife in his country. But there is still a long way to go before real peace returns to Colombia. Is he the man to see the process through?

Greenwash in the Tapjajós

Greenwash in the Tapjajós

A hydroelectric dam, that led to the dynamiting of a sacred Munduruku village, was awarded the Chico Mendes prize for sustainability.

Peru: Another Odebrecht bribery scandal

Peru:   Another Odebrecht bribery scandal

The vast Brazilian construction company, already a star of the Lava Jato scandals at home, stands accused of bribing Peruvian government officials to win lucrative contracts, and will be investigated by Congress.

"Day of Terror" in Tapajós river basin

Four years ago the Brazilian Federal Police coordinated the military occupation of an indigenous village. One Indian was killed and others seriously wounded. The Indians remain deeply traumatised, as a LAB journalist discovered in a recent trip.

The End of a People: Munduruku people fear annihilation

The End of a People: Munduruku people fear annihilation

The blowing up of the Munduruku's sacred site destroyed the paradise where the Indians go after death and where the "Mother" of the fish lives. Without it, they fear they cannot survive. The second Tapajós report from Sue Branford and Maurício Torres.

Battle for the Amazon - The Tapajós Basin threatened by massive development

Battle for the Amazon - The Tapajós Basin threatened by massive development

Brazil’s soya farmers, international commodity traders, and Brasilia want to turn the Tapajós Basin into an industrialised commodities export corridor but the "invisible" people are resisting. First in a series of reports from the region.

Wifredo Lam: Inner Worlds

Wifredo Lam: Inner Worlds

The work of the great Cuban artist Wifredo Lam is on show at London's Tate Modern gallery. LAB editor Nick Caistor outlines Lam's life and painting.

Nicaragua: A vote for peace, stability and a government that cares

Nicaragua: A vote for peace, stability and a government that cares

Nick Hoskyns, who has lived in Nicaragua since 1988 and works there with co-operatives, gives his view of why Daniel Ortega and the FSLN won a clear victory in the recent elections

Brazil's failed Africa project

Brazil's failed Africa project

Companies like Vale and Odebrecht are in charge of Brazil's largest projects in Africa, with disastrous consequences.

Colombia: the most important decision for a generation

Colombia: the most important decision for a generation

Christian Aid's country representative lays out what is at stake in the peace referndum

Colombia: the dark side of peace in Tumaco

Colombia: the dark side of peace in Tumaco

Where demobilisation of the FARC may leave a dangerous vacuum and increased violence

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