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Four Peruvian Anti-Logging Activists Murdered

Four Peruvian Anti-Logging Activists Murdered

The death of a leading campaigner against illegal logging and three of his companions in a remote Amazonian area of Peru has led to renewed calls for more effective action against this lucrative trade.

Brazil -- the polluted face of Carajás

Brazil -- the polluted face of  Carajás

Piquiá de Baixo is dying from the pollution the production of pig iron from the giant Carajás mine

Amazon's 'flying rivers' dry up

Amazon's 'flying rivers' dry up

The unprecedented drought in Sao Paulo may be the result of deforestation and global warning, say scientists.

Argentina: police caught bang to rights

Argentina: police caught bang to rights

Government reacts promptly, after social media foiled an attempt by police to frame participant in labour protest.

Brazil: migrants are returning to the North-East

Brazil: migrants are returning to the North-East

Reversing a long-standing pattern, migrants are coming back from São Paulo and Rio to smaller cities in Pernambuco and other north-eastern states.

Haiti: Arresting Aristide

Haiti:  Arresting Aristide

Attempts to arrest former President Aristide are a ticking time bomb for Haiti’s government.

Brazil's "Iron Stone"

Brazil's

Controversial Kazak company, accused of fraud and corruption, is pressing ahead with big iron ore project in Bahia.

Latin America's "Radical Cities"

Latin America's

The new social consciousness among the region’s architects is explored in a new book by award-winning critic Justin McGuirk.

Guatemala: Mass Burial of Exhumed Victims

Guatemala: Mass Burial of Exhumed Victims

A series of powerful images portray the return to the families of victims "disappeared" during the brutal repression of the early 1980s and now forensically identified.

Brazil and Scotland: the challenge of policing mega sport events

Brazil and Scotland: the challenge of policing mega sport events

The Brazilian and Scottish police forces, which have both been criticised for strong arm tactics, have been exchanging ideas about providing security for mega sport events.

Brazil -- upsurge in rural violence

Brazil -- upsurge in rural violence

Rural leaders are being targeted as a result of the government's failure to clamp down on impunity in the countryside.

Argentina -- the 'miracle' of the discovered grandson

Argentina -- the 'miracle' of the discovered grandson

The extraordinary discoverey by Estela Carlotto of her grandson is breathing life into the campaign to hold to account those responsible for the appaling human rights violations committed during the military dictatorship.

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