For the past forty years, LAB has published a range of books on social, political, economic and cultural issues in Latin America.

In 2015 LAB started a new publishing partnership with Practical Action Publishing. All new LAB publications will be co-publications with our new partner, who will produce, promote, sell and distribute the titles on LAB's behalf, freeing us to do what we do best: define themes, identify authors, commission, translate (where necessary) and edit wonderful new books.

Meanwhile Practical Action Publishing has also taken over distribution of all LAB's in-print books, via their Development Bookshop. For a full list of available titles and to place an order, click here.

Practical Action is also busy digitising well over 100 LAB titles from LAB's back catalogue. These will soon be made available as e-books, either to individual order, or via a subscription (especially suitable for universities and libraries) to the entire collection.

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LAB plans to launch a series of special reports on issues of interest in the region. These will usually be made available at low cost as downloadable e-reports. The first of these, Brazil and the Workers’ Party – From euphoria to despair, by Sue Branford and Jan Rocha, will be published in July 2015.

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Brazil -- from euphoria to despair

Brazil -- from euphoria to despair

LAB launches the first of its new series of Special Reports -- a critical look at the the decade of rule by the Workers' Party (PT) in Brazil. Reviewers seem to like it. Look at what they have to say.

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