Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Guatemala

Bananas boom while workers pay the price

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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...

A postcolonial retelling of La Llorona

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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.

Guatemala: the void left by empty classrooms

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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...

Joe Biden: not enough for Latin America?

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By John Washington. Originally published on April 18, 2020 under the title 'We Need to Reverse the Damage Trump Has Done in Latin America....

Tintin in the forests of Guatemala

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The rainforests of Central America have come to north London. One day Tintin decided he would like to sit on one of my freshly...

Guatemala: violence against women

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8 March is celebrated as International Women’s Day. However, in Guatemala for the past three years, the day has been a painful reminder of the long road towards gender equity, and the potentially lethal consequences of continuing misogynistic and violent attitudes towards women.

Learning K’iche’: “Guatemala, utz awech?”

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Learning a language always opens our eyes. Communicating in another language does not mean just translating word-by-word ideas and concepts, but rather this journey forces us...

Amazon fires — LAB Newsletter September 2019

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Dear LAB Supporter and Friend, 11 September 2019 Amazon fires caused by land-grabbing on an industrial scale In addition to our website, LAB’s Facebook page provides a...

Guatemala: presidential hopefuls inspire little confidence

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Written by Nathalie Mercier, Christian Aid’s Programme Officer in Guatemala Decision day is fast approaching for Guatemalans awaiting the result of the country’s presidential elections. Neither...

Migration & displacement – LAB Newsletter July 2019

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Dear LAB Supporter and Friend, 31 July 2019 Migration and Displacement at crisis point In addition to our website, LAB’s Facebook page provides a daily stream of summaries...

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