Monday, April 15, 2024


TikTokers of the Darien Gap

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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