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Indigenous community sues Colombian government

Twuliá Wayuu community sues Colombian government for climate change-induced coastal erosion causing devastating effects on their livelihood and culture in the northern La Guajira peninsula.

Abrázame como antes: Queer love as care and compassion towards society’s...

Costa Rica is a relatively safe haven in the region for migrants fleeing the North Triangle, including LGBTQ+ people. Costa Rican film Abrázame como...

Chile: what happened to the pobladores?

During the 1960-73 period, squatter movements for better housing were active and effective. Brutally suppressed during the dictatorship, they have never regained their importance. Malcolm Boorer went to one, Herminda de la Victoria, to find out why.

Frente Amplio headed for victory in Uruguay’s October 2024 elections?

LAB caught up with Frente Amplio leader Fernando Pereira and his vice-president to find out how they propose to address the challenges the new government will face like the rise of the far-right, organised crime, and persistent poverty and marginalisation.

Millaray Huichalaf: Mapuche woman’s 15-year defence of a sacred river

For 15 years, spiritual Mapuche leader Millaray Huichalaf, representing more than 150 Indigenous communities, has defended their sacred Pilmaiken River against Norwegian state-owned company Statkfraft’s hydroelectric ambitions.

Peru: historic divisions and the National Police

Peru’s complicated history is mirrored in the controversies affecting the Peruvian National Police (PNP). The violent treatment of Indigenous anti-government demonstrators illustrates the prevalence of racialised discrimination in Peru’s society, whilst recent revelations about the PNP’s disciplinary crisis provide an insight into the nation’s internal divisions.

KANUA: the first floating film festival to navigate the Ecuadorian Amazon

Kanua, the Amazonian Floating Film Festival, brought cinema to remote communities in the Ecuadorian Amazon on a solar-powered canoe.

Appeal for leading Brazilian environmental defender

Antonia Melo, a Brazilian environmental defender widely known for her work, especially in opposing the Belo Monte hydro-electric dam on the Xingu River, faces a grave health crisis. An appeal has been launched to help with her health care.

Rio Grande do Sul under water

The climate disaster in Brazil’s southernmost state has provoked commotion and solidarity but also questions and criticisms of the man-made causes which contributed to it.

Brazil: Kawahiva at mercy of loggers and gangs

The Kawahiva, an unctacted Indigenous people, live in an area still plagued by illegal logging. Despite promises from Lula's government, their land is still not fully protected and their existence is acutely endangered.

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