Javier Milei's won a landslide victory in Argentina's presidential elections. He has promised to 'take a chainsaw' to the country's economy -- in dire trouble with inflation this year already at 143%. But can he convert a massive protest vote into real policies?
Sue Branford reviews an astonishing book by Eliane Brum, one of Brazil's most famous journalists, who says that only by 'reforesting' our world can we learn how to halt the wholesale destruction of our planet and our species
Power and wealth in Peru reside on the coast. Poverty reins in the Andes, a problem Lima elites refer to as 'Lo Andino'. These divisions fuelled Shining Path and were behind the recent removal of Pedro Castillo from the presidency.
A moratorium on fishing the piracatinga catfish in the Brazilian Amazon was extended for the third time since its introduction in 2014. There’s now no expiry date for the ban, although the ministries of environment and fishing have a period of three years to reevaluate it.
The moratorium was instituted to protect the pink river dolphin (Inia geoffrensis), known locally as the boto.
At least 177 environmental defenders were killed last year globally, according to a new report from Global Witness. At least 155 of them were in Latin America. Colombia topped the list with 60 murders, Brazil had 34, Honduras 14.
In the last of three articles, Dan Baron continues his reliving of the Backyard Drums as it evolves into the AfroRaiz Collective, coordinators of the Rios de Encontro community arts education project based in Cabelo Seco, the 'poor' founding village of Marabá, Pará, in the Brazilian Brazil. Tensions flare among the young people, as they ‘learn to listen: to learn, rather than to gossip and slash the wings of those who want to fly.’