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Environmental Defenders

Inspired by the Global Witness report highlighting the terrible toll of killings of those who seek to defend their rights to land, water and their own way of life.

Agência Pública Blog

Founded in 2011 by women journalists, Agência Pública is the first non-profit agency for investigative journalism in Brazil.

London Mining Network Blog

This blog selects stories and news relating to Latin America from the monthly London Mining Network (LMN) newsletter, with additional research supplied by LAB.

David Lehmann's Blog

David Lehmann is a senior editor at LAB. A social scientist who has worked all his life on and in Latin America, he writes on subjects including agricultural development, religion and multiculturalism.

Sue Branford's Blogs

Sue Branford is a senior editor at LAB, specializing in Brazil, the Amazon and the environment. Her blogs collect some of her diary accounts of trips to the Amazon and other themes she has pursued in her reporting.

Jan Rocha's Blog

Jan Rocha is a former correspondent for the BBC and the Guardian and lives in São Paulo, Brazil. She is the author of a number of LAB books, and contributes this regular column for LAB, known for its incisive analysis of current Brazilian politics.

Voz

Long-read articles sharing first-hand experiences and expert analysis from our partners in Latin America – activists and campaigners, artists, journalists and academics.

Reviews

Here, LAB contributors reflect on the books, films, music photography and artwork speaking up for social and environmental justice in Latin America.

Amazon Diary

Dan Baron is a performance educator, living in the Amazonian afro-indigenous community of Cabelo Seco, Pará.

Abrázame como antes: Queer love as care and compassion towards society’s...

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Costa Rica is a relatively safe haven in the region for migrants fleeing the North Triangle, including LGBTQ+ people. Costa Rican film Abrázame como...

What the FARC?

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'Leonor: The Story of a Lost Childhood' is not a simple story of bad left-wing guerrillas, good right-wing army—it is one in which the dehumanisation of women forms a prevailing undercurrent of the pursuit or exercise of power by men of all stripes in even the most quotidian circumstances.

‘The Dark Side of Skin’: race relations in modern Brazil

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Jeferson Tenório, originally from Rio de Janeiro, is currently a teacher of literature in Porto Alegre. The Dark Side of Skin is his third novel and winner of the esteemed Jabuti national literature prize.

‘Eureka’ is a reflection on oppression and a sensorial ride into...

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Lisandro Alonso's film, 'Eureka,' intricately weaves together three distinct plots set in different parts of the Americas over different eras, presenting us with challenging and thought-provoking transitions across various genres.

Migration: Where Can We Live in Peace

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New film by Judy Jackson tells the story of the ABBA House migrant shelter in Celaya, Mexico.

Chile: Victims of eye trauma tell their stories

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Ojos: Memoria de un estallido is a book put together as a memorial for victims of eye trauma suffered as a result of the...

Second launch event for: CLAMOR by Jan Rocha

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A second launch event in London for Jan Rocha's book 'CLAMOR: The search for the disappeared of the South American dictatorships' on 14 June

Out now: The Heart of Our Earth

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The Heart of Our Earth: Community resistance to mining in Latin America tells the story of the unprecedented expansion of the mining industry across Latin America since the 1990s, and the massive social and environmental upheaval this has involved.

Women Resisting Violence: Voices and Experiences from Latin America

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New book Women Resisting Violence: Voices and Experiences from Latin America explores women’s inspirational strategies for tackling growing gender-based violence.

Listening to Women Resisting Violence

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On International Women's Day, LAB and King’s College London release a bonus episode of our podcast, Women Resisting Violence, discussing the power of podcasting for social change with leading audio producers from Latin America and representatives from the fearless women’s organisations featured in the podcast.

Veronica Gago on feminist power

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Jelke Boesten, leader of the Gender Studies Network at King’s College London and a researcher on the Women Resisting Violence project, joins Veronica Gago of Argentina's #NiUnaMenos to discuss how to bring feminist activism into the everyday.

Step Up Migrant Women

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This week's episode focuses on migrant women in the UK with insecure immigration status who are experiencing domestic abuse.

FILM: The Future is in our Territories

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In a new LAB film, environmental defenders discuss their territorial work and the Americas-wide alliance for racial and climate justice

Brazil: illegal mining pollutes Tapajós

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The explosion of mining in the mid-section of the Tapajós River is most likely the cause of the change in water color in Alter...

K – the story of a search

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Bernardo Kucinski's searing memoir 'K' tells the story of the agonised search by a father for his disappeared daughter, kidnapped and eventually murdered by...