LAB sends out regular e-mail newsletters. Many of these are dedicated to a particular theme such as 'Microfinance' or 'Inequality'. Each newsletter provides a very brief analysis and includes links to articles on the subject recently posted on the website. To subscribe to the newsletter, click here.


The list below shows the most recent newsletters. Each can be read in full by clicking on the Read more link. 

Two New Blogs from Brazil and Colombia; Upcoming Elections in Venezuela

Wed Nov 4, 2015

This newsletter presents Jan Rocha's coverage of the ongoing political crisis in Brazil, two blog posts from Gwen Burnyeat from Colombia and an analysis of the situation in Venezuela ahead of the December parliamentary elections by Coromoto Power Febres.

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New LAB book: Brazil Under the Workers' Party

Tue Jul 21, 2015

The first of a new LAB series of Special Reports, this title, by Sue Branford and Jan Rocha, charts the decline of the PT --from euphoria to despair.

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"K" shortlisted for prestigious Irish literary award

Wed Apr 15, 2015

A searing work that hovers between memoir and novel, ‘K’ describes the ordeal endured by the author’s father as he sought clues to the disappearance of his daughter in the 1970s at the hands of the country’s dictatorship.

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The Crisis in Brazil

Fri Apr 10, 2015

This newsletter focuses on Brazil, with articles from two leading analysts, from very different sectors of the Brazilian left, both of whom believe that the right has mounted an overwhelming counter-attack, which has devastated the left.

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Until the Rulers Obey

Wed Mar 25, 2015

A free public meeting in London to hear Clif Ross, editor of this new collection of interviews and testimonies, discuss with Marcela López Levy and Grace Livingstone.

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Land in Brazil: PT abandoning land reform?

Mon Mar 16, 2015

Indigenous groups and organisations of the landless in Brazil are becoming increasingly worried by the pro-agribusiness stance of the PT government and its minister of agriculture Kátia Abreu.

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Climate Change, Brazil and Central America

Sat Dec 20, 2014

The end of the COP-20 climate change conference in Lima, the Brazil truth commission, the disappearances at Ayotzinapa in Mexico... and more

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New articles: Chile, Cuba & Brazil

Tue Jul 1, 2014

Will the new Bachelet administration in Chile tackle the Mapuche problem. Cuba's foreign investment reforms. The shadier side of the World Cup: construction cartels, repression and sex work.

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Mexico & Central America

Wed Jun 11, 2014

Is Mexico better off after returning to government by the PRI? After 12 months, the signs are not encouraging. Further south, voters returned and FMLN President in El Salvador, but upset the incumbent's succession plans in Panama.

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If you have stored versions of previous LAB newsletters on your computer (prior to September 27 2012), you will find that the 'Read more' article links no longer take you to the correct article on our new website. Don't despair! You can view all our old newsletters here.

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