Wednesday, October 20, 2021
El Salvador's civil war featured a number of brutal massacres by the army, especially the one at El Mozote in Morazán. Much less well-known is the butchery of peasants and children at Quesera in Usulután, on the River Lempa, carried out by the Army's US-trained Atlacatl Batallion.
They fled economic instability in Venezuela. Settled and initially made welcome in Argentina, the mounting economic crisis there is making their lives harder once more.
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 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.
Founded in 1983, The Latin American Women’s Rights Service (LAWRS) is a feminist human rights organisation, run by and for Latin American women living in the UK. 
Mexico's education system closed down for far longer than most other countries, during the pandemic. Katie Jones looks at the effects, the struggles parents had to home-school their children and the worries which persist.

Critical Times for LAB

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LAB is in urgent need of funding. This is a truly critical moment for us – by the end of November we will no longer have the funds to employ our three members of staff, who have been working part time for us for almost a year. And we won’t be able to coordinate our wonderful team of translators, researchers and writers. All have made a huge contribution.
'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.
AMLO militarises Mexico’s southern border in a continuation of his myopic migration policies that fixate on securitising a humanitarian issue.
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. 

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