Brazil: The FBI and Lava Jato

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Leaked documents have revealed the cosy relationship between Brazilian prosecutors and the FBI in the Lava Jato (Car Wash) investigations – including a meeting kept secret from the Dilma Rousseff administration Translated by Tom Gatehouse, as part of LAB’s ongoing partnership with Agência Pública. You can read the original article (in Portuguese) here.

“Creaction Amazónica”

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The Amazon rainforest, as the heart of the planet, radiates energy and creativity to face the collapse of the climate. The Amazon is not only air, water, biodiversity, but also synthesizes the memory of those who came before us and hope for a life in harmony with ourselves, with all human beings and with all the creation...

Bolsonaro — the new Jim Jones

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Jim Jones was an American preacher  who in 1978 led thousands of his followers to move from the USA to Guyana and then commit mass suicide by drinking cyanide-laced Kool aid. Main image: An area of illegal deforestation near Apuí, south Amazonas state, taken in August 2020. Image: Bruno Kelly/Amazônia Real.
Throughout September, UK-based Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign (NSC) will be highlighting the example of the Rural Workers’ Association (Asociación de Trabajadores del Campo, or ATC), a Nicaraguan national movement representing campesinxs.The ATC is a member organisation of La Via Campesina, a global movement of more than 200 million peasants, indigenous and Afro-descendant peoples, fisherfolk and pastoralists.To find out...
“It is not just the pandemic of Covid-19 that strikes and ends the lives of peasants, but another pandemic that is far worse. This is the forced and violent eradication by the Army.” Community member from Cύcuta, Norte de Santander, May 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xn_UtdZLn_0
Britain and the Dictatorships of Argentina and Chile 1973-82: Foreign Policy, Corporations and Social Movements by Grace Livingstone, Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. ISBN: 978-3-030-08666-4 Reviewed for LAB by Pablo Bradbury Ask anyone active in the British left during the 1970s and 1980s and they are likely to remember stories about Chile:...
Plans to build a massive EHV 230 kV power line 225 kms long from Óbidos in Pará state across the Amazon river to Parintins in Amazonas state, are being rushed through without prior consultation with the quilombola and riverine communities that will be affected. The power company applied for the provisional environmental permit to be set aside...
Fondo, directed by Alejandro Bercovich, Argentina, 2019 The complete film can be viewed from this link. Alejandro Bercovich’s documentary-critique Fondo starts with what looks like a slick, modern and engaging advertisement. ‘Countries of the world working together for the good of all’, it declares. This,...
Brazil: cattle illegally grazed in the Amazon found in supply chain of leading meat-packer JBS Government data shows steep rise in illegal commercial cattle ranching in protected areas of Brazil's AmazonIllegal commercial cattle ranching drives land seizures, violence and threats against indigenous peoples and traditional residents of reservesJBS urged to implement effective monitoring system...
Progressio, formerly CIIR, the Catholic Institute for International Relations, closed in June 2017 after 76 years of campaigning for social justice across the world, including Latin America. Jon Barnes has written the definitive history of the organisation which was, in 1977, one of the founders of LAB, and many of whose workers went on to become...

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