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Indigenous leader Moira Millán’s battle with Benetton

“It's very clear that Benetton and the state are colluding to usurp Mapuche communities from their ancestral land. This includes judicial persecution, threats and even the murder of our community leaders,” says Moira Millán, founder of the NGO Movimiento de Mujeres Indígenas por el Buen Vivir (Indigenous Women's Movement for Good Living.

Vacancy at LAB

Admin and Editorial Assistant post Location: Work from homeHours: part-time 20 hours/2.5 days per weekSalary: £25,000 pro rataDuration: 9 months initially, to be extended if funding permits LAB IS HIRING! The need for LAB's work has never been greater: Latin America is entering an era of intense challenges: the neo-liberal economic model has largely failed; inequalities in much of the region are growing; toxic populism, such as that of Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, is rampant; the bonanza of mineral and fossil fuel extraction is on the...

Voices of Latin America – the Video

A beautiful short video made for LAB by Francisco Elías Prada and Ángela Rodríguez Torres of LAB partner, Ojos Ilegales, Venzuela. In a few brief photographs and captions it captivates what Voices of Latin America is all about. An excellent way to communicate the power, value and importance of this book!

Voices launched in New York

Hosted by Monthly Review Press, NACLA, Voices editor Tom Gatehouse, and the New York Latin America Bureau team, Voices of Latin America: Social Movements and the New Activism was launched in Brooklyn, New York on 16th May at the Verso loft in Jay Street, on the East River under the shadow of the historic Brooklyn Bridge.The event was chaired via Skype by Marcos Orellana, Director of Environment and Human Rights at Human Rights Watch.In addition to human rights work, Marcos represented the eight-nation Independent Association of Latin America and the Caribbean...

Thanks from Venezuela for Voices of Latin America

Photographer Francisco Elias Prado, of Ojos Ilegales, in Caracas Venezuela, has sent LAB this video. He produced a photo-essay, Transmigración en Movimiento, from which LAB used the image (on p.187 of Voices of Latin America) of Ana Enamorado, a Honduran woman living in Mexico and working with the Movimiento Migrante Mesoamericano (MMM). Her own son is one of the disappeared migrants, and it is his photo that she holds in the photo. Francisco also sent this message: A greeting Mike and Tom from Venezuela to the...