An astonishing catalogue of images posted on social media which turn out to be crude fakes, borrowed from other events in other countries.
Venezuela's opposition parties reject quotas for women election candidates, but the government's own record on gender lags behind most countries in the Region.
This is a book of many voices (more than 70 of them, from 14 different countries): of anthropologists and archaeologists; urban planners and architects; artists and musicians; journalists and politicians; women and LGBT people trying to halt gender-based oppression and violence; indigenous activists fighting oil drilling on their territory; residents of favelas resisting evictions; students staking their claim to...
Hugo Chávez needs to address the deep divisions in Venezuelan society.


The Pumé people (sometimes called Yaruro) live in  the savanna plains of Venezuela, the Llanos, located west of the Orinoco River. Most Pumé communities do not have clear land ownership rights to the areas that they occupy. Now all are threatened by land encroachment by cattle ranchers and illegal or semi-legal mining. This video was made by OjosIlegales...
A new edition of Faces of Latin America, a vital source of information on Latin America, has been published.
The South American nation reached the goal after following the programme "Yes I Can" designed by Cuba.
Latin America is rightly famous for the vibrancy of its social movements. In a special series for LAB, Silvia Rothlisberger is profiling the leaders of some of these movements. Her first blog is on Lusbi Portillo, from the Yukpa people, in Venezuela.
The growing use of social media in political protests is an exciting new democratic tool, isn’t it? Not always, warns Venezuela expert Dr Julia Buxton, looking at the alarming ways in which it is being used in Venezuela today.
24 October 2018 Dear LAB Supporter and Friend, Brazil on the edge With all eyes on Sunday (28 October)’s second round of Brazil’s presidential elections, LAB has been trying to keep on top of the torrent of news and opinion sent to us. Jan Rocha, our regular São Paulo correspondent has done an extraordinary job. You can see her blog here,...

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