Monday, July 26, 2021
Anna Muylaert’s documentary film 'Alvorada Palace' captures the stoicism of Brazil's first female president, Dilma Rousseff, in the days and hours leading up to her impeachment.

Hunger for Justice

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This is the first issue of Voz, LAB’s new series of guest-written quarterly dispatches, available exclusively to patrons (paid subscribers). Natalia addresses poverty and inequality under Pinochet’s lasting neoliberal economic model, the student uprisings that led to the estallido social, her traumatic eye injury and her political beginnings.

Open Americas (OA)

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Area of work: Latin America, the Caribbean, Canada Open Americas (OA) is a platform for sharing content that engages with contemporary social issues facing the Western Hemisphere. We advocate a diversity of thought through information, whether it be conveyed through research, literature, reviews, or photographs. OA does not strictly adhere to any political or religious doctrine and encourages open, respectful...

RECLAMA

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Harnessing Afro-Ecuadorian women's heritage/Recuperando y Celebrando la Herencia de las Mujeres Afroecuatorianas Area of work: Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador RECLAMA (Harnessing Afro-Ecuadorian women's heritage) is a decolonial, anti-racist and feminist research project, drawing conceptually on geography and critical history, using oral history tools and participatory methodologies to strengthen the reexistencia (literally, "re-existence") of Afro-descendant-black women, with the aim of visibilising their knowledge,...
Latin American Foundation for the Future is a UK-registered charity based in Cusco, Peru, with a mission to work with local partners to provide quality education and personal development to children and young people in vulnerable conditions. Our vision is of a Latin America where all children and young people have full support in accessing quality education and equal...
UVOC es una organización campesina e indigena de lucha de clases sociales, con apego y respeto a la Cosmovisión Maya, y respeto al equilibrio entre todas las personas; que se inspira en la resistencia histórica de los pueblos indigenas y su derecho ancestral a la tenencia, uso y control de su territorio; y que contribuye en la construcción de...
Brazil's CPI senate commission is hearing damning evidence of widespread corruption in the vaccine procurement of the Bolsonaro government, with evidence mounting of the direct involvement of the president himself and his family. One of the main planks of his diminishing reputation is crumbling - his claim to be the clean, anti-corrpution candidate.

Guarani-Kaiowa genocide

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Cardiff University's Antonio Ioris, principal investigator of the Indigenous Brazil Violated project, presented a paper at the World Conference on Genocide Studies - II, in Ankara, Turkey, June 26-27 2021. Agrarian Capitalism's Genocidal Trail: the Saga of the Guarani-Kaiowa Abstract: Although genocide is an expression commonly used today in relation to the dramatic challenges faces by indigenous peoples around the world,...
Josefina Tunki and Tania Laurini, two leaders of the Shuar Arutam people in Ecuador have received explicit death threats from Federico Velasquez, senior official at Lowell-Solaris, a Canadian owned mining company. The Shuar are opposing a gold and copper project at Warintza in the Ecuadorean Amazon.
Brazil's indigenous peoples took their struggle to Brasilia, to protest against PL 490, a law being debated in congress, which would further weaken their rights and accelerate the land theft which has stripped them of their lands

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