Monday, December 6, 2021
An astonishing catalogue of images posted on social media which turn out to be crude fakes, borrowed from other events in other countries.
This is a book of many voices (more than 70 of them, from 14 different countries) which testify to an extremely sensitive and uncertain moment in the history of Latin America. 
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.


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 (RED), a...
Hugo Chávez needs to address the deep divisions in Venezuelan society.
The relationship between the natural environment and the armed conflict in Colombia is deeply interwoven and complex, and the issue of governance is at the root of the environmental challenges Colombia faces. Exploitation of the country’s natural resources sustained the operations of armed groups, while acts of sabotage to oil and mining operations were used to weaken government revenue,...
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.

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