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Covid-19 in Latin America – Update 14, 22 October

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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.

Indigenous peoples: why it matters to us all if they catch...

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This article was translated for LAB by Chloe Budd. You can read the original (in Spanish) here. Main image: Raya, an old Nahua....

Beyond the Campus: rethinking research engagement and impact

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LAB offers a range of services to improve the impact and engagement of university research. A new brochure and a public talk at the SLAS Virtual Conference outlines what LAB can offer and why this area of work needs a refresh.

Brazil’s prisons: Covid-19 massacre imminent

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Open and poorly treated wounds, food waste on the cell floor, rat faeces, little ventilation, water rationing, insects everywhere. While some inmates do not even get...

São Paulo: the streets under ‘social isolation’

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(main image, above) Thursday 26 March, 1:54 pm. A homeless person lies in the entrance to one of the many banks on Rua Boa...

El Salvador’s Bukele – populist and authoritarian?

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Between the 24 and 27 April 2020, 76 gang-related murders were reported in El Salvador - a significant hike from the 65 murders which...

Guatemala: the void left by empty classrooms

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Sunset over Guatemala City marks another day of widening inequality and increasing despair as Covid-19 cases continue to rise. With the country’s informal economy...

Resisting and transforming intersectional gendered violence

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LAB council members and academics at King’s College are embarking on a new project to explore and celebrate grassroots campaigns and organisations that counter violence against women and girls in Latin America -- through a podcast series, website, workshop and book.

Covid-19 as a critical juncture

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While this article is global in scope, LAB is publishing it because all of the many interesting issues it raises are...

The Amazon: hunger – the invisible side of Covid-19

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This article originally appeared in Portuguese in the Portuguese newspaper O Público, on 2 April, here. The version published by Amazon Latitude, here, was translated...

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