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Uruguay’s paradox: will the pandemic accelerate neo-liberal policies?

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To many citizens' dismay, Uruguay's exemplary handling of the pandemic could help pave the way for the Lacalle Pou administration to pass new, seemingly neoliberal, legislation.

Chile: a polarised September on the eve of a crucial plebiscite

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As the date for Chile's constitutional plebiscite nears, the country is increasingly polarised. Polls, however, show a large majority in favour of a new constitution being drawn up by a constituent assembly of citizens, not a joint citizen-Congress committee.

Bolsonaro — the new Jim Jones

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President Bolsonaro is the new 'Jim Jones', says Jan Rocha, comparing the Brazilian president to the cult leader who led his followers in a mass suicide in Guayana in 1978.

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Lula and Alberto Fernández in discussion

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The Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires organized a virtual dialogue 'Thinking about Latin America After the Pandemic'...

Tango against elder abuse

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Argentine tango teacher and LGBT activist Edgardo Fernández Sesma made this video for the (15 June) World...

Salvadorean refugees repatriate to Nueva Esperanza

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In 1991 a group of 325 Salvadorean refugees returned to their country after 10 years of exile in Nicaragua. They faced great...

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Inspired by Jara – a three-part podcast

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This three-part podcast by the Manics' James Dean Bradfield looks at the lasting influence which Chilean musician and revolutionary singer, Victor Jara, has had on modern music.

Amazonia in 5 minutes

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This June 5th, World Environment Day, we're releasing "Amazonia in Five Minutes." We're excited to present, on this important date, the first...

PODCAST: what is happening to migrant children at the US border

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A podcast from The Guardian. Published in the 'Today In Focus' series, 11 July 2019. To download or listen, click...

LAB Publications

The Past is an Imperfect Tense

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A well-to-do white couple living in São Paulo, Brazil, adopt a black baby. The Past is an Imperfect Tense tells the...

Voices of Latin America – social movements and the new activism

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This is a book of many voices (more than 70 of them, from 14 different countries): of anthropologists and archaeologists; urban planners and architects;...

Amazon Besieged – by dams, soya, agribusiness and land-grabbing

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The Tapajós River, a major tributary of the Amazon, is renowned for its extraordinary biodiversity and the vitality of its indigenous and riverine communities....

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