Former Guatemalan head of state Jose Efrain Rios Montt, who ruled Guatemala from March 1982 to August 1983, was sentenced to 80 years' imprisonment for genocide and crimes against humanity by a Guatemalann court. This case is the first in world history.
Reduced rainfall as a result of deforestation will hit output of hydroelectric power stations, warns The New York Times
Communities close to a Canadian-owned mine have been placed under virtual military rule.
While Brazil’s Government tends to favour a one-size-fits-all approach to energy provision, an indigenous group in the far north has come up with its own more sustainable solution.
Five years after being fired from the giant Piña Frut pineapple farm, two workers return to work after successful action by their union, SITRAP.
Limited interest by oil companies in bidding for new contracts suggests international opposition is having some effect.
A major Mayan Monument at Orange Walk District, near the northern district boundary, has been bulldozed for roadfill aggregate. Noh Mul Temple – or at least a large part of it – is no more.
A new book by Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano illustrates human potential through poems, tales, histories and observation.
Mothers of victims of forced disappearances celebrate the most important family holiday in Mexico with grief and a dignified rage.
LAB partner CAWN (Central America Women's Network) is appealing for support in a petition to the government of El Salvador to allow doctors to save a women's life through permitting an abortion
Honduran military claims that clandestine groups are carrying out military training are used to justify further repression.
After halting the project a decade ago, the people of San Salvador Atenco are organising to combat new, and worse plans for an airport on their land.
LAB is proud to announce the publication of 'K' by the Brazilian writer Bernardo Kucinski. Reviewers have called it 'a riveting novel', 'an important historical document' and 'a masterpiece'.