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Brazil: bringing the Word or the Coronavirus?

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As the coronavirus spreads around the globe, with more than 300 known cases already in Brazil, and members of Pres. Jair Bolsonaro’s...

Covid-19: the problem is the money

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‘I’m not afraid of this virus’, said Idrissa. ‘For me, the problem is the money. There is no money coming in.’ He was sitting...

Buenos Aires under curfew

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On 19 March towards 7.30 p.m., I receive a WhatsApp message from Pedro, one of my main contacts for my PhD research in Buenos...

Covid-19 threat to Quilombos near mine

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This article was first published by The Intercept on 18 March. It was translated for LAB by Chris Whitehouse. You can read the original...

Brazil’s twin catastrophes: the virus and the president

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Brazil faces two disasters: the pandemic of coronavirus, and the pandemonium of the Bolsonaro government. The first is invisible and highly contagious but should only last...

Covid-19 reaches Costa Rica: hopes and fears

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‘Coronavirus will never hit Costa Rica. There are no direct flights between China and here’. These are the words that an acquaintance confidently shared just 7...

Ecuador and Covid-19

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This report was prepared for LAB by Linda Etchart, author of the chapter on Indigenous People's in LAB's Voices of Latin America. Linda ...

Brazilian Amazon: first Covid-19 case among indigenous people

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A 20-year-old Kokama indigenous woman in northern Amazonas state tested positive for the virus, according to the federal government’s body in charge of health...

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....

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...

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