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Argentina Solidarity Campaign is a self-organised collective in the UK that aims to support people in Argentina who are suffering at the hands of the neoliberal and extractivist model and their accompanying exorbitant and unjust policies. Our campaign is inclusive, pluralistic and non-party aligned and we share a common objective: that of making visible the looting of Argentinian, Latin American...
10 March 2017 Dear LAB Supporter and Friend, LAB has a new website. When you type lab.org.uk into your web browser it will take you to the new site. All the links to articles on our old site will now take you to the same article displayed on the new site. It may look a bit different, but all the same material...
16 November 2016 Dear LAB Supporter and Friend, LAB needs funds Sadly, our most recent funding application was unsuccessful. We had applied to the Open Society Foundations to back our Speaking Out project, to promote English language translation of articles by independent Latin American journalists. We planned to work in collaboration with Agencia Pública in São Paulo and other similar groups in...
On 4 January, a congressional commission with full investigative powers was created to deal with the accusations of illegal payments to government officials by Odebrecht, the Brazilian construction company. These relate to infrastructure contracts obtained from the Peruvian government from at least 2005 onwards. The information came to light as part of the wider investigation into the so-called ‘Lava...
‘My painting is an act of decolonisation, not in a physical sense, but a mental one’. These are the words of one of the greatest Latin American painters of the twentieth century, the Cuban Wifredo (the ‘l’ of his Christian name disappeared due to a bureaucratic mistake, which the painter enjoyed) Lam. His powerful paintings show how he assimilated modernist movements...
The FSLN's Daniel Ortega comfortably won a fourth term as president in November's elections in Nicaragua. Despite opposition claims that his government is becoming increasingly authoritarian, Ortega received more than 70% of the votes cast, while the FSLN party increased its majority in the legislative. Here, a supporter of the government working in the Nicaraguan countryside explains to Nicaragua...
Companies like Vale and Odebrecht are in charge of Brazil's largest projects in Africa, with disastrous consequences.
Central America Women's Network (UK) marks its 25th anniversary with the sad news that it is winding up
Christian Aid's country representative lays out what is at stake in the peace referndum
Where demobilisation of the FARC may leave a dangerous vacuum and increased violence

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