Publications

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Books For the past forty years, LAB has published a range of books on social, political, economic and cultural issues in Latin America. In 2015 LAB started a new publishing partnership with Practical Action Publishing. All new LAB publications will be co-publications with our new partner, who will produce, promote, sell and distribute the titles on LAB's behalf, freeing us to...

Who we are

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Latin America Bureau is a UK Registered Charity (No: 1113039) and, as Latin America (Research and Action) Limited, a Company limited by guarantee (No: 01488712) Council of Management Julia Buxton*, Tim Cahill*, Julian Filochowski, George Gelber*, David Lehmann* (Company Secretary), Marcela López Levy*, Shafik Meghji*, Linda Newson*, Graciela Romero Vasquez, David Treece* (Chair), Fiona Watson, Patrick Wilcken* (* is also a Trustee and...

Case Studies

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How LAB works: selected case studies LAB returns frequently to certain key themes, because these are what most concern and affect our partners in the Region. We report what is happening to these partners, publish interviews or reproduce stories about them. Sometimes we can observe a direct effect —the story on our website is picked up in other places; liked...
LAB has helped organize activities for English fans who followed their team to the World Cup in Brazil.
Thanks to the University of London's Institute of Latin American Studies, LAB now has a new base.
30 November 2018 Dear LAB Supporter and Friend, LAB News LAB's new book Amazon Besieged is published on 1 December. We are launching it at a special lunchtime meeting 'Will the Amazon Survive Bolsonaro' within the Latin America Adelante 2018 Conference at TUC Congress House, Great Russell St, London WC1B 3LS. The meeting (in Congress Suite 1-2, Lower Ground Floor) starts...
Here are some of the endorsements for LAB's new book, Voices of Latin America: Dr Duncan Green, Senior Strategic Adviser, OXFAM: This is a wonderful X-ray of modern Latin America, a vision of the continent's struggles and potential futures through the eyes of its social movement leaders and intellectuals. Read it from end to end, whether as an introduction or an...
From 2016 to 2017, Mongabay contributors Sue Branford and Maurício Torres traveled to the Tapajós River Basin, in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon, to report on the controversial plan to turn the region into a major commodities export corridor. Branford and Torres wrote a 15-part investigative series (published in partnership with The Intercept Brazil) based on what...
19 December 2018 Dear LAB Supporter and Friend, LAB News Two new major LAB publications in two months. First Amazon Besieged - by dams, soya, agribusiness and land-grabbing, by Mauricio Torres and Sue Branford. And then, on January 18, Voices of Latin America - social movements and the new activism, edited by Tom Gatehouse. Voices of Latin America - social movements and...
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...

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