Monday, November 29, 2021
Enfermera se arregla para empezar su jornada en un improvisado baño Jahfrann
When anti-government protests erupted in Colombia in April, the neighbourhood of Siloé in Cali quickly became an epicentre of resistance. Our guest writer, Jahfrann, was there with the medical mission "ESCONDIDA". He describes a nightmarish scene in which the instinct to preserve life is driven underground by state repression.
Ecocide or Good Living a circle of dialogue - Dan Baron of the Good Living Forum, Instituto Transformance, Marabá, Pará, Amazônia, for Latin America Bureau
Against a backdrop of dramatic photos of environmental destruction in the Amazon, Brazilian indigenous and NGO leaders call for ecocide to be prosecuted.
Chile: BHP forced to halt mining
It's not all plain sailing for mining companies. Communities at Cerro Colorado in Chile have put up stiff opposition to BHP, whose mine threatens water supplies from a key a key aquifer. And peasants in Huamachuco, Peru, staged a massive protest against mining in their province.
Ava Yvy Vera – The Land of the People of Lightning (A Terra do Povo do Raio)
The collaborative work of 10 indigenous filmmakers, this short film offers an insight into the lives of the Avá group of Guarani-Kaiowá people in Brazil, whose land is shrinking and whose lives are increasingly threatened by outside influences.
Nudo Mixteco Angeles Cruz
A pensive and often sombre film, Nudo Mixteco offers a unique insight into women’s experiences in a traditional Mixtec village and upholds the power of listening.
CLARA SOLA BFI london film festival costa rica
Clara Sola takes an imaginative look at a woman’s release from the social constraints that shape her life, through her unique connection to the natural world.
Gold, Oil and Avocados Andy Robinson
'Gold, Oil and Avocados, A Recent History of Latin America in Sixteen Commodities' by Andy Robinson is a detailed account of export extractivism in Latin America, offering rich context.
Río Turbio: women marginalised by the mine
Shady River (Río Turbio), named after the mining town in northwest Argentina in which it is set, explores the gendered space of the mine, giving voice to a collective of marginalised women and shedding light on the tragedies that haunt the town of Río Turbio. 

El Salvador: the Water Defenders

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Water Defenders El Salvador
In The Water Defenders: How Ordinary People Saved A Country from Corporate Greed, Robin Broad and John Cavanagh tell the harrowing, inspiring saga of Salvadorans' fight — and historic victory — to save their water, and their communities, from Big Gold.

Brazil: Nothing by Accident

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Nothing by Accident Brazil
Alistair Clark reviews Damian Platt's book about organized crime in Rio de Janeiro and asks whether it reflects Brazil more widely.

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