Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Hunger for Justice

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This is the first issue of Voz, LAB’s new series of guest-written quarterly dispatches, available exclusively to patrons (paid subscribers). Natalia addresses poverty and inequality under Pinochet’s lasting neoliberal economic model, the student uprisings that led to the estallido social, her traumatic eye injury and her political beginnings.

Open Americas (OA)

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Area of work: Latin America, the Caribbean, Canada Open Americas (OA) is a platform for sharing content that engages with contemporary social issues facing the Western Hemisphere. We advocate a diversity of thought through information, whether it be conveyed through research, literature, reviews, or photographs. OA does not strictly adhere to any political or religious doctrine and encourages open, respectful...
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LAB's film curator Karoline Pelikan is joined by Peruvian director Jimmy Valdivieso to discuss his latest film My Beloved Barrios Altos.
Argentinian terror extended beyond national territory. This has implications for histories of the global Cold War; it reveals the expansive logic of state terror in Latin America and the ways in which ideological violence and terror reached across borders and over continents
So illogical are his actions that people are starting to question Jair Bolsonaro's sanity: as he persists in denials about coronavirus, antagonises China which supplies Brazil's vaccines and foments murderous violence by the police
Communities awaiting compensation from the worst environmental disaster in Brazilian history say they’re being stymied by a convoluted legal process that favors those responsible.
Brazil, with less than 3 per cent of the world population, has already reached the shameful score of 13 per cent of the world total of deaths from the Covid-19 virus! And this toll only keeps increasing, with forecasts of 500,000 deaths by July 2021. And this is taking place in a country whose president and ministers have shown no consideration or respect for the life of the Brazilian population.

The Brazilian Epstein?

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New allegations suggest Brazilian businessman Samuel Klein was behind a child sexual abuse ring.
The third of our Voices webinars focuses on the rights of nature, indigenous people and mining. But there's lots of news from the region and of LAB's activities and plans. Voices of Latin America Webinar 3 The Rights of Nature and Indigenous Peoples Saturday 8 May, 15:00-16:30. Tom Gatehouse & Marilene Cardoso Ribeiro will introduce the themes and voices for the webinar. Speakers...

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