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Colombia has just elected left-winger Gustavo Petro; Bolsonaro's toxic policies claim two more high profile victims. LAB Newsletter 22 June 2022
Vale Encantado
The favela community of Vale Encantado in Rio de Janeiro are using a biosystem for sewage treatment and solar panels to make their neighbourhood economically and environmentally self-sufficient, while facing down a long-term threat of eviction. 
Albeiro Camayo
Following the murder of Colombian Indigenous leader Albeiro Camayo Güetio in January 2022 by FARC dissidents, independent digital media outlet 070 interview a human rights activist and a researcher at Conflict Responses Foundation to understand the crime and the government’s and FARC dissidents’ responsibility for it.
Biblioteca comunitaria Nicolas Guerrero Cali
In summer 2021, a three-month national strike against Ivan Duque's right-wing government proved a remarkable time for movement-building and social change. Silvia reports on the libraries constructed by and for local communities in Cali during this period.
Collective emergency responses to the pandemic from women in the Maré favelas of Rio further awakened other women survivors of gendered violence, research shows.
Lucas Villa mural Kapo Silvia Rothlisberger
A mural by street artist Kapo in London’s Stockwell Hall of Fame was painted in honour of one of the many protestors killed in Colombia during the national strike of 2021.
Colombia elections Petro or Fico
Colombia’s presidential elections are just around the corner (with a second round in June if no candidate obtains more than 50 per cent of the vote).  Jorge Luis Rodriguez, a graduate from Bogota’s Los Andes university, takes a closer look at the two main candidates and what’s at stake for Colombians.
Mining struggles, women's rights and resistance to violence. Solidarity is a Two-Way Street – LAB Newsletter, 31 March 2022.
Environmental Defenders series, Listening to Women Resisting Violence, Crossed Off the Map - Travels in Bolivia, Solidarity with Latin America conference and new books from LAB authors.
Xiomara Castro, candidata a la presidencia del país por el Partido Libre, durante la caravana de cierre de su candidatura para las elecciones primarias de su partido en marzo de 2021. De resultar ganadora en las elecciones generales del 28 de noviembre, Xiomara Castro se convertiría en la primera mujer en ser presidenta. Tegucigalpa, 7 de marzo de 2021. Foto: Martín Cálix.
When Honduras’ first female president Xiomara Castro rose to power under a feminist agenda, women all over the country were filled with hope. But a hundred days into her government, with not a single change introduced that benefits women, pressure is mounting for Castro to fulfil her promises.

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