Wednesday, December 1, 2021
A Cop Movie Alonso Ruizpalacios review Latin America Bureau
Alonso Ruizpalacios’ latest feature film 'A Cop Movie' defies expectations about the Mexico City Police and gets to the core of the force’s role in society.  
The arrival of the Extemporánea delegation in Vienna on September 15, 2021. Credit: Pascal Hennequin
Zapatistas arrive in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales as part of their mega-voyage to the five continents of the world, in the desire to meet with individuals, collectives and organisations that share their desire ‘to build a better, new world'.
Chile: BHP forced to halt mining
It's not all plain sailing for mining companies. Communities at Cerro Colorado in Chile have put up stiff opposition to BHP, whose mine threatens water supplies from a key a key aquifer. And peasants in Huamachuco, Peru, staged a massive protest against mining in their province.
Nudo Mixteco Angeles Cruz
A pensive and often sombre film, Nudo Mixteco offers a unique insight into women’s experiences in a traditional Mixtec village and upholds the power of listening.
Mexico: schools reopen but worries persist
Mexico's education system closed down for far longer than most other countries, during the pandemic. Katie Jones looks at the effects, the struggles parents had to home-school their children and the worries which persist.
Guardia Nacional Mexicana en la frontera sur. Clemente Castaneda
AMLO militarises Mexico’s southern border in a continuation of his myopic migration policies that fixate on securitising a humanitarian issue.
Latin America deadliest region for earth defenders
A Global Witness report shows that despite Covid lockdowns, 2020 set a new record as the deadliest year yet for environmental defenders.
Gregorio Selser and Marta Ventura dedicated their lives to 'rescue eveerything that nurtures the cause of liberty and justice in Our America.' ~Their papers are collected at the CAMeNA archive in Mexico CIty.
In Mexico, a university-educated, small-scale peasant farmer came up with an untried innovative solution that not only restores degraded land to productivity, but also greatly enhances soil carbon storage, provides a valuable new crop, and even offers a hopeful diet for diabetics.
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

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