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Colombia ends fumigation

Colombia ends fumigation

In a surprising move Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has decided to end the spraying of Monsanto's Round Up as a means of eradicating coca.

Brazil: Water crisis marks failure of for-profit utilities

Brazil: Water crisis marks failure of for-profit utilities

São Paulo's ongoing water crisis highlights the role of water company Sabesp and the failure of the 'public-private' partnership model.

Mexico's schools caught in the firing line

Mexico's schools caught in the firing line

The murder of students and the closure of several university campuses in recent months shows how drugs-related violence is a serious threat to Mexico's educational system.

Two faces of Evo Morales

Two faces of Evo Morales

Despite far-reaching social reforms, the Bolivian economy still depends on an environmentally damaging extractive industry

Two Latin American conservationists win awards

Two Latin American conservationists win awards

Conservations working with the giant armadillo in Brazil and the tiny cotton-top tamarin in Colombia win the "Green Nobel Prize".

Colombia: legal uncertainty over gay rights

Colombia: legal uncertainty over gay rights

Despite legislation guaranteeing equal rights to LGBT couples, the battle for the acceptance of same-sex marriage and adoption is far from won.

Brazil -- GM crops may be causing cancer

Brazil -- GM crops may be causing cancer

Brazil's National Cancer Institute is concerned about the health of the country's population, now that glyphosate, widely used in the cultivation of soya, has been classified as a "probable carcinogen".

Chile: President Bachelet's reform agenda

Chile: President Bachelet's reform agenda

In her second term as president, Michelle Bachelet seems in a hurry to push through wide-ranging reforms, despite opposition in Congress and a dip in her popularity ratings

Aguan, Honduras: World Bank Backs Death Squads and Displacement

Aguan, Honduras: World Bank Backs Death Squads and Displacement

In Honduras, the World Bank has funded a known coup-backer, murderer, and narcotrafficker, while escalating a decades-long land conflict and undermining local food security.

Transnational Companies Driving Deadly Conflict in Guatemalan Indigenous Territory

Transnational Companies Driving Deadly Conflict in Guatemalan Indigenous Territory

Hydro energy may represent a form of clean, renewable energy, but the expansion of hydro in Guatemala has driven social conflict between the government, multinationals and the indigenous populations.

Growing inclusion of London's Latin Americans

Growing inclusion of London's Latin Americans

Latin Americans welcome decision by a growing number of London boroughs to recognise them as “an ethnic group”.

Brazil: The Débâcle of the PT

Brazil: The Débâcle of the PT

The Workers' Party (PT) under President Dilma Rouseff has suffered a devastating blow, which will damage the left for years, argues a leading Brazilian analyst.

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