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Covid-19 in Latin America – 22 May update

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By Emily Gregg, edited by Mike Gatehouse, with additional material from Peru & Haiti Support Groups UK and LAB correspondents in the...

Quilombos at risk – will help arrive?

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The Boa Vista Quilombo in Oriximiná, Pará state, is like many Brazilian quilombola communities. Quilombolas are Afro-Brazilian runaway slave descendants, and point...

Domestic violence in Mexico – a silent pandemic?

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This article was written for LAB by Estela Casados González, and translated by Lizzy Sanders

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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....

Rosa of the Wild Grass – The Story of a Nicaraguan...

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From the days of the Somoza dictatorship, through insurrection, the Sandinista victory, the Contra war, election defeat, the struggle for survival up to 2013: three generations of the women of one peasant family tell their story