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COVID-19 Emergency

Does Colombia’s migration policy work for Venezuelans?

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Around 2,000 Venezuelans per day are now migrating to Colombia, mostly using 'informal' crossing points. Colombia's policy of economic integration has benefited some, but now faces growing hostility towards the newcomers

Peru’s grim Covid record

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Why did Peru suffer 200,000 deaths in a population of less than 33 million?

Mexico: schools reopen but worries persist

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Mexico's education system closed down for far longer than most other countries, during the pandemic. Katie Jones looks at the effects, the struggles parents had to home-school their children and the worries which persist.

Book & Film Reviews

Female friendship and resilience in the face of violence in Guerrero

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Tatiana Huezo's Prayers for the Stolen (Noche de fuego, 2021) is a Mexican drama about female friendship and resilience in the face of violence in Guerrero, Mexico.

‘Revolutionary Dreams’: first-hand account of repression under Pinochet

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Revolutionary Dreams, a new film by Dan Philips and Malcolm Boorer, tells the story of a Chilean young family’s escape from Pinochet’s fascist regime to Wales.

International Festival of Human Rights Films

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Miradas Diversas is the International Festival of Cinema about Human Rights, being held in Caracas, Venezuela, from 2-12 December 2021. Entries include Lat Libertad no Tiene Fronteras, a documentary short by LAB partner Ojos Ilegales

Is Mexico City’s police force as bad as its reputation?

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Alonso Ruizpalacios’ latest feature film 'A Cop Movie' defies expectations about the Mexico City Police and gets to the core of the force’s role in society.  

The shrinking land of the people of lightning

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The collaborative work of 10 indigenous filmmakers, this short film offers an insight into the lives of the Avá group of Guarani-Kaiowá people in Brazil, whose land is shrinking and whose lives are increasingly threatened by outside influences.

Traditional Mixtec life through a female gaze

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A pensive and often sombre film, Nudo Mixteco offers a unique insight into women’s experiences in a traditional Mixtec village and upholds the power of listening.

Latest Videos

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...

Brazil’s Uru-eu-wau-wau document COVID-19 victory with new video

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The Uru-eu-wau-wau in Rondônia state sealed off their territory in March 2020. In a new video, they narrate how they survived the pandemic for more than a year with no major cases.

Brazil: Remembering the Eldorado massacre

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Telling the story of a collective act of creativity -- to create a monument in memory of the 19 landless farmers killed on 17...

Podcasts

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.

Rio’s Trailblazing Women’s House

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On the second week of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, LAB and King’s College London release the second episode of our new podcast, Women Resisting Violence, in which women share their experiences of supporting each other and transforming their communities.

Mourning the 56 in Guatemala

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To mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, LAB and King's College London release the first episode of our new podcast, Women Resisting Violence, where women share their experiences of supporting each other and transforming their communities.

LAB Publications

Mexico: is this the ‘fourth transformation’?

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Nick Caistor sets the context for his new LAB Book, Mexico Inside Out. Has AMLO fulfilled his promises?

LAB interviews Bernardo Kucinski, author of ‘The Past Is An Imperfect...

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For LAB's online book launch event, Sue Branford and Tom Gatehouse, interview Bernardo Kucinski about his recent novel 'The Past Is An Imperfect Tense' and read extracts from the book, published by Practical Action Publishing.

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 story of this father-son relationship, which begins with great love and affection but ends up in ruin and rejection.

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