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Covid-19 has caused untold damage in Latin America. The region accounts for almost a third of Covid-19 deaths despite making up less than 10 percent of the world’s population. Many of the region’s economies also suffered disproportionately when compared to the rest of the world. While global production had contracted by approximately three per cent by May 2021, Latin...
Homelessness has increased dramatically during the Covid pandemic in São Paulo. A film and exhibition explore the way homeless people convert the street into a place of semi-permanent dwelling.
LAB is excited to invite you to the second instalment of the Voices of Latin America webinar series, this time focusing on LGBTQ+ rights and machismo.
Building on the Voices book published in January 2019, the authors of Voices are back to provide an update on Latin America’s new activism. We will be discussing Latin America’s developments from the past few years and talking about how social activists have adapted to new challenges.
LAB is delighted to announce that we have been awarded funding from the Society of Latin America Studies (SLAS). The grant will be used to produce a series of online seminars as part of LAB’s Voices of Latin America project. Our book Voices of Latin America and its associated website were published in January 2019, the fruit of more than...
Covid-19 in Latin America update 14: Argentina reaches 800,000 cases, Brazil agrees to test Russia’s ‘Sputnik’ vaccine, Chileans vote 'Apruebo' with social distancing in place, Colombia sees increase in violence against LGBTQ+, Cuba reopens 13/15 provinces to tourists.
The latest update from LAB on Coronavirus incidence and counter-measures highlights worrying increases in cases in several countries and little sign of people in countries such as Brazil blaming their rulers for the spread of the pandemic.
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.
By Emily Gregg, edited by Mike Gatehouse.LAB has put together this eleventh overview of the spread of coronavirus across the region and the reaction of governments, politicians and local communities. With our limited resources we could not hope to provide a truly comprehensive survey. Figures for infections and mortality, summarised in the table at the end, are those given...
By Emily Gregg, edited by Mike Gatehouse.LAB has put together this tenth overview of the spread of coronavirus across the region and the reaction of governments, politicians and local communities. With our limited resources we could not hope to provide a truly comprehensive survey. Figures for infections and mortality, summarised in the table at the end, are those given...

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