Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Rio: football helps favela children survive Covid

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From the football pitch perched precariously on a hillside in Penha, you can see thousands of small brick homes stretching to the mountains in...

Colombia: lessons of the pandemic

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8 July 2020. In Colombia, children from the Chocó Robotics Club located in one of the remotest, poorest, and most violence-scarred departments, have used...

Coronavirus prefers ‘the poor crooked scythe and spade’ — LAB Newsletter:...

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Coronavirus prefers ‘the poor crooked scythe and spade’ LAB Newsletter: 19 July 2020 Covid-19 targets the poor Infections in the US today reached 3.7 million, with...

Coca and Covid in Argentina

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Closure of the border with Bolivia in response to covid-19 has exposed a legal vacuum in Argentina surrounding the consumption, importation and cultivation of...

Lula and Alberto Fernández in discussion

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The Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires organized a virtual dialogue 'Thinking about Latin America After the Pandemic' on Friday...

Ecuador: indigenous women on the frontline

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The main concern of the government is to re-open the economy, and get the pipelines going again after lockdown, but they do not care...

The pandemic of disinformation in Latin America

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Both the United Nations and World Health Organization have labelled the spread of disinformation during the coronavirus crisis as an ‘infodemic.’ ‘We have faced...

The Amazon: Deregulation and deforestation fuel the pandemic

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This article was edited by LAB. The authors’ original text (in Portuguese) can be found here. The authors argue that the acceleration of Amazonian deforestation...

Domestic violence in Mexico – a silent pandemic?

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Domestic violence is part of a phenomenon that is older than COVID-19, but it is due to the pandemic that it has intensified and, at the same time, that it has gained greater visibility.

Chile: the protest movements adapt to Covid-19

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This is the first of two articles with testimony from Chile’s protest movements and the impact of Covid-19. See also our January article 'Chile's long...

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