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EmpoderArte uses film to empower Peruvian women

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EmpoderArte, a Peruvian-based NGO which offers a decentralised film education to women, Karoline organises and runs workshops up and down Peru, mobilising hundreds of women to discover and embrace the emancipatory power of storytelling.

Brazil: politicians distribute fake Covid-19 cures

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Inspired by the far-right president Jair Bolsonaro, Brazilian mayors have been distributing chloroquine and ivermectin to treat Covid-19 ahead of municipal elections...

Mexico: the president is doing well, but the country is not

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This article was translated for LAB by Fuschia Fowke. You can read the original in Spanish here.

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Latin America’s Oscar Contenders

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In recent years, this highest award in the filmmaking business has been kind to Latin American filmmakers, especially Mexican directors: Since 2014 five directing awards were won by Alfonso Cuarón (for Gravity in 2014 and Roma in 2019), Alejandro González Iñárritu (for Birdman in 2015 and The Revenant in 2016), and Guillermo del Toro (for The Shape of Water in 2018). The Oscars 2021 submissions from Latin America are:

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The Heart of Our Earth

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Across Latin America, mining has expanded massively in recent decades. Vast landscapes have been stripped to feed the factories of Europe, North...

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

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

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...

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

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For LAB's online book launch event, Journalist Sue Branford and writer and translator, Tom Gatehouse, interview Bernardo Kucinski about his recent novel 'The Past Is An Imperfect Tense' and read extracts from the book, translated into English by Tom Gatehouse and 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...

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;...

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