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Covid-19 in Latin America – Update 14, 22 October

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Covid-19 in Latin America. Update 12 from LAB. Protests in Bolivia's prisons, Jair Bolsonaro's test results, Chileans withdraw pension funds, Colombians try to do the same, hotels in Mexico are to be converted into temporary refuges for victims of domestic violence.

Chile Edges Closer to Historic Vote

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Chile's constitution is a legacy of the Pinochet dictatorship and has come to symbolise the embedded inequalities that sparked a year of...

Argentina: campaigning for inclusion during the Covid-19 lockdown

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Queer Tango teacher and LGBTQ+ activist Edgardo Fernández Sesma tells LAB’s Nina Meghji about navigating the digital space, the impact of lockdown on Buenos Aires’ elder residents, and the economic implications for Buenos Aires’ tango community post Covid-19.

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Chile: Are you really not going to vote?

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Splendidly Chilean video from #ganadecambiarestepaisculiao and EstoNoParaNo, urging young people to vote in the 25 October plebiscite to determine whether a new...

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...

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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...

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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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