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TikTokers of the Darien Gap

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The jungle connecting Colombia to Panama is the scene of one of the most urgent migrant crises in the world. This video report from 070 concentrates on migrant 'influencers' who are documenting the Darien Gap crossing on TikTok, a short-form video social media app, and creating travel guides for those who risk the crossing.

The Empty Streets – LAB Newsletter 21 April 2020

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21 April 2020 LAB has just published our first true photo-story: São Paulo – the streets under social isolation a collaboration between sociologist Fraya Frehse...

Gendered quarantine leaves trans people vulnerable

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Gender-based movement restrictions came into effect in Bogotá this Monday (13 April), permitting men and women to go out for essential trips on...

BNDES 3: The Bank for the Four Sisters

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The rise of the Brazil's giant construction companies is intimately linked to power, corruption and bank loans

Central America: Cuban migrants stuck in limbo

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Thousands of Cuban migrants trying to reach the United States through Central America have found themselves stranded as countries close their borders to them.

Ayotzinapa is not a Mexican problem

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An open letter from Panamanian singer Rubén Blades calls for an international crusade to end corruption and abuse.

Nicaragua: Route 4 chosen for the Grand Canal

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Route 4, from Rivas to Punta Gorda, is the lead candidate for the new interoceanic Grand Canal.

Panama: Election rebuff for Martinelli a rum business

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Panama's voters have elected a bitter rival of current president Ricardo Martinelli, putting paid to his attempts to continue to control the country's destiny.

Central America’s China Syndrome

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The Isthmus is almost the last place on Earth where The People's Republic of China and Taiwan still compete for recognition.

Central America: two, three, many Atlantic-Pacific canals

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Not only Nicaragua, but Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, Colombia and Costa Rica are all promoting 'wet' or 'dry' canal projects to join the two oceans. Chinese money is backing all of them.

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