Vast tracts of land are being taken over by powerful investors, many of them from Latin America. Such is the pace, says development expert, Cristobal Kay, that the continent is being transformed before our eyes.
A sea of green washed up in Congress square in central Buenos Aires on the evening of June 4th. The high tide of three years of feminist organising, of rising up against violence towards women, against fear, lapped at the seat of legislative power. The #NiUnaMenos movement that became visible in June 2015 has grown and grown in activists...
This is a book of many voices (more than 70 of them, from 14 different countries) which testify to an extremely sensitive and uncertain moment in the history of Latin America. 
The UK's six largest supermarkets have quietly decided to allow more GM soya into the food chain, despite horrific evidence of the impact of the GM soya boom in Argentina.

Brazil 1964: Never again!

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March 31 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the military coup in Brazil, which ushered in the era of dictatorships in Latin America.

Lithium: draining the desert

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Peine, Chile and Susques, Argentina – Within minutes of driving out of tourist hotspot San Pedro de Atacama in northern Chile you are deep in the Earth’s driest desert. Vast stretches of reddish-orange sand fly past on both sides. Every now and then you pass the odd dwelling, but this sparse setting changes when you reach the Salar de Atacama: Chile’s largest salt...
19 December 2018. A major indigenous group in Argentina has filed a criminal complaint against BP subsidiary Pan American Energy for illegally dumping toxic fracking waste in the “sensitive Patagonian environment”. According to Greenpeace analysis, the “hazardous waste” contains high levels of hydrocarbons, heavy metals, and radioactive elements that pose reproduction and inhalation risks. The waste pools, one of which spans the...
Representatives of the Qom indigenous people are camped in the iconic Plaza de Mayo to demand their rights. Life is worse today, they say, than under the military dictatorship
Argentine film (1hr 35mins) directed by Hector Olivera. Showing events in September 1976, in La Plata, Argentina, when a number of secondary school students, most of them less than 18 years old, were kidnapped and murdered by security forces in one of the most notorious actions of the military dictatorship. Video: Aries Films, Argentina (in Spanish, with English subtitles) 1986....
In recent years the Diaguita indigenous communities in northern Chile have made real strides

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