While public demonstrations effect social change around Latin America, violence in Colombia skyrockets. Must the country reach rock bottom before things can change?
Vale mining is finally forced to pay compensation to Minas Gerais state, but the victims of the Brumadinho disaster are not consulted. In Chile, Antofagasta mining faces strike action. From LAB's London Mining Network blog.
Despite Latin America having some of the highest COVID-19 death rates in the world, the ‘essential’ banana export industry has thrived, while workers have been left to pay the price in lay offs, wage reductions, extended working hours and erosion of labour rights. A situation further exacerbated by European supermarkets abusing their bargaining power to further reduce the already...
The orator and community leader was having lunch in La Apartada in Córdoba on January 15, 2021 when he was shot multiple times before being pronounced dead. His murder is being investigated.

The Rights of Nature Movement

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Ashaninka women in Tsiquireni, in the shores of Ene River. April 2012. Photo/Tomas Munita
A recent report, published by the Cyrus R. Vance Centre for International Justice, Earth Law Centre and International Rivers has found that the movement to grant legal rights to rivers and the natural environment is rapidly gaining momentum around the world.
This is the second post in the new London Mining Network blog, a partnership initiative between LAB and LMN. Cerrejón’s ‘agreement’ with Wayúu community comes as news to them; Chubut communities mobilise again; updates from Brazil, Bolivia and Peru.
A virtual dialogue was organised to discuss Alba Griffin's new chapter in Pedagogías de la disidencia en América Latina, titled ‘No Somos Falsos Somos Positivos: teorías vernáculas sobre la violencia política y cotidiana en el puente del grafitero’.

Medellin Global

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Centro de Estudios Internacionales Estratégicos Working in: Medellín, Antioquía, Colombia We promote research into various themes of social interest via the Centre for International Strategic Studies (CIEE). We emphasize leadership and ethical values to convert dreams and good intentions into quantifiable results. We support our community by understanding and knowledge in the various areas of action in order to address present...
This article was written by Francisco Gutiérrez Sanín, Professor at the Nacional University in Bogotá Colombia, and a partner on the Drugs & (dis)order Research Project at SOAS, University of London Four years after a Peace Agreement that formally ended more than 60 years of internal conflict, there’s a new wave of violence in Colombia. More than 46 massacres so...
Colombian-grown flowers decorate weddings and parties around the world. But the industry, whose sales are hard hit by Covid-19, conceals grim levels of inequality.

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