Wednesday, October 20, 2021
The '30 by 30' proposal in the UN's new draft Global Biodiversity Framework has drawn strong criticism from indigenous rights groups and critics of the 'national parks' approach to conservation
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...
An extraordinary museum and achive BASED at the UNAM, Mexico, contains invaluable records of human rights violations, resistance and the dogged determination to tell and preserve the truth
The iniquitous ISDS system allows mining companies to sue Latin American governments for massive amounts of 'compensation' every time their mining activities are blocked by local community opposition or environmental concerns.
Architect, urbanist and previous executive Director of Fundación Crecer in Guatemala City, Ninotchka Matute stresses the need to shift the urban imaginary in her native Guatemala City, by reframing derelict spaces as those of potential
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...
Enrique Monteverde, a detached ex-dictator, is on trial for genocide. The Monteverde family, in lockdown, slowly loses control. With the help of a new maid, Alma, they must face up to the horrors they’ve continued to deny for decades - by recognising the dead.
Sunset over Guatemala City marks another day of widening inequality and increasing despair as Covid-19 cases continue to rise. With the country’s informal economy taking a huge hit in an already inequitable society, citizens have been taking to the streets waving white flags in a show of desperation and hunger. As The Guardian has reported, nearly 70 per cent...
By John Washington. Originally published on April 18, 2020 under the title 'We Need to Reverse the Damage Trump Has Done in Latin America. Biden’s Plans Don’t Cut It'. You can read the original here. Republished with kind permission from The Intercept , an award-winning nonprofit news organization dedicated to holding the powerful accountable through fearless, adversarial journalism. Sign up...
The rainforests of Central America have come to north London. One day Tintin decided he would like to sit on one of my freshly made works - so it became Tintin’s sofa To walk through the huge, vividly coloured canvases hanging from the walls and ceiling of the Camden Arts Centre is to be uncannily immersed in the heat and humidity...

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