Foreign ministers from Brazil, India and South Africa will meet in Delhi from 7-8 March. Patriota will seek support for Brazil's position that no kind of foreign military intervention should occur in Libya.
Part 1 Aug 5, 12:12 AM 1:5421:32 In the first part of this season, James Dean Bradfield looks at the influence of Chilean musician and revolutionary singer Victor Jara on modern music.From lyrical references by the likes of U2, Calaxico and The Clash to an album dedication from Simple...
Distinguished Brazilian journalist Eliane Brum writes regularly for the Spanish newspaper El PaisHer latest article is a cry of grief and rage at what President Bolsonaro and his followers have done to their country.'Independence or Death' was the slogan of Brazil's independence. Today independence is gone, leaving just death.This summary of Brum's article was made and translated...

Bolsonaro — the new Jim Jones

Jim Jones was an American preacher  who in 1978 led thousands of his followers to move from the USA to Guyana and then commit mass suicide by drinking cyanide-laced Kool aid. Main image: An area of illegal deforestation near Apuí, south Amazonas state, taken in August 2020. Image: Bruno Kelly/Amazônia Real.
On 16 November 1989 six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her 15-year old daughter were shot dead at their home in San Salvador by army soldiers. Five of the six priests were Spanish citizens.Ex-Colonel Inocente Orlando Montano is on trial in Madrid, accused of involvement in the murder.The hearings took place before the Audiencia Nacional, a division...
Translated for LAB by Fuschia Fowke Regardless of who is in power in Venezuela in the next few years, the government in office will have to face up to the loss of the social, political and economic control it gained from oil revenue. Hence the struggle between Maduro and Guaidó to gain control...
Sixteen years after the event, the two commanders of the Eldorado dos Carajas massacre, in which 19 people were killed, are finally jailed.

“Creaction Amazónica”

The Amazon rainforest, as the heart of the planet, radiates energy and creativity to face the collapse of the climate. The Amazon is not only air, water, biodiversity, but also synthesizes the memory of those who came before us and hope for a life in harmony with ourselves, with all human beings and with all the creation...
While the Piñera government attempts to repair the economy by rapidly moving the country out of lock-down, opinion is polarised regarding constitutional reform and the campaign to oppose constitutional change is backed by the police. This article was published by Pagina 12 on 11 September. You can read the original (in Spanish) here. It...

Brazil: The FBI and Lava Jato

Leaked documents have revealed the cosy relationship between Brazilian prosecutors and the FBI in the Lava Jato (Car Wash) investigations – including a meeting kept secret from the Dilma Rousseff administration Translated by Tom Gatehouse, as part of LAB’s ongoing partnership with Agência Pública. You can read the original article (in Portuguese) here.

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