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Mexico: Slim pickings

Mexico: Slim pickings

How can a country where half the population lives below the poverty line, produce Carlos Slim often regarded as the world's richest man?

Mexico: the 'autistic' government

Mexico: the 'autistic' government

President Pena Nieto's PRI government is increasingly accused of offering few answers to the many problems facing Mexico.

Central America: Cuban migrants stuck in limbo

Central America: Cuban migrants stuck in limbo

Thousands of Cuban migrants trying to reach the United States through Central America have found themselves stranded as countries close their borders to them.

Argentina: Hello from the other side

Argentina: Hello from the other side

Argentina changes government and Macri’s political past gives some indications of what the future might bring.

Nicaragua: Interview with Sandra Ramos, Women's Rights Activist

Nicaragua: Interview with Sandra Ramos, Women's Rights Activist

LAB caught up with Sandra Ramos on her recent visit to London to learn of new developments in the Women's Movement and the impact of recent regressive laws in Nicaragua.

Venezuela: the bumpy road to elections

Venezuela: the bumpy road to elections

The runup to 6th December elections for the National Assembly in Venezuela has seen government and opposition crying foul ahead of what is expected to be one of the closest fought contests in recent years.

Argentina: Voting against

Argentina: Voting against

The results of the election mark the end of a political era.

Brazil -- Congress poised to pass bill that sweeps away environmental safeguards

Brazil -- Congress poised to pass bill that sweeps away environmental safeguards

Despite the severity of the recent mining disaster in Minas Gerais, the government could pass today (25 November) a bill further weakening environmental licensing legislation.

Argentina: Buenos Aires - Street Art Capital of South America?

Argentina: Buenos Aires - Street Art Capital of South America?

Urban street art is now an established feature of Argentina's capital, adding plenty of colour to many of the city's neighbourhoods . Russell White explores.

Survival, Profit, and War: The Many Faces of Gold Mining in Colombia

Survival, Profit, and War: The Many Faces of Gold Mining in Colombia

Miners often die in the small, informal mines but thousands still seek their fortune in this risky activity, that the government is finally attempting to regulate.

Brazil -- new government report warns of serious climate change

Brazil -- new government report warns of serious climate change

Report foresees failed hydropower and reduced harvests by 2040

Latin America in focus

Latin America in focus

Extraordinary collection of Latin American photos by photographer Matthew Williams-Ellis on show in London

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