Tuesday, January 16, 2018
20 December 2017 Dear LAB Supporter and Friend, The ghosts of elections past, present and future Across the world, polls this year have been confounded as elections yielded surprising results (not least, for those of us in the UK, in the 2016 referendum on EU membership and the general election in 2017). These results have led many analysts to identify strands...
28 November 2017 Dear LAB Supporter and Friend, Elections Chile: Results in the first round of Chile’s presidential elections, on November 19, confounded all the pollsters. Sebastián Piñera, candidate for the Chile Vamos coalition, universally tipped to win and possibly to gain an absolute majority in the first round, slid to only 36.5%. Alejandro Guillier, standing for Nueva Mayoría, and the intended...
Dear LAB Supporter and Friend, Protest art in Latin America Louise Morris, a member of LAB’s Editorial Team who travelled to Central America for us at the end of 2016 to collect interviews for our forthcoming book Voices of Latin America won a commission from the BBC to record an exciting series of three programmes on protest art in Latin America,...
23 September 2017 Dear LAB Supporter and Friend, Apologies for the long hiatus since our last newsletter. We'll try to make them more regular in future. Brazil We’ve published a spate of articles on Brazil in recent months. In case you missed them, there were 15 articles in the extraordinary series by LAB Editor Sue Branford and Mauricio Torres, written for Mongabay and...
5 May 2017 THE TAPAJÓS UNDER ATTACK OUTSTANDING LAB ARTICLE SERIES and Your chance to support LAB's next major book, and double the value of your gift. DONATE NOW AND MATCH-FUNDING WILL DOUBLE IT www.crowdfunder.co.uk/voices-of-latin-america The Tapajós Under Attack In October/November 2016, LAB editor Sue Branford travelled to Mato Grosso and Pará, Brazil, to examine the human and environmental impact of development and, in particular, the vast...
10 March 2017 Dear LAB Supporter and Friend, LAB has a new website. When you type lab.org.uk into your web browser it will take you to the new site. All the links to articles on our old site will now take you to the same article displayed on the new site. It may look a bit different, but all the same material...
16 November 2016 Dear LAB Supporter and Friend, LAB needs funds Sadly, our most recent funding application was unsuccessful. We had applied to the Open Society Foundations to back our Speaking Out project, to promote English language translation of articles by independent Latin American journalists. We planned to work in collaboration with Agencia Pública in São Paulo and other similar groups in...
Central America Women's Network (UK) marks its 25th anniversary with the sad news that it is winding up
16 September 2016 The Colombia Peace Process & FARC Congress Dear LAB Supporter and Friend, LAB Correspondent Gwen Burnyeat is at present in Colombia, travelling with a group from ReD (Rodeemos el Diálogo) who are attempting to educate people, especially the urban middle class, about the peace process. The final agreements were signed off in Havana, but must now be endorsed by a...
02/09/2016 DILMA IMPEACHED – REACTION TO THE OLYMPICS – COLOMBIAN GOVERNMENT AND FARC SIGN FINAL PEACE AGREEMENT – AND MORE   Dear LAB Supporter and Friend, As expected, the Brazilian Senate has voted overwhelmingly to impeach Dilma Rousseff. 61 of the 81 senators voted against her, meaning that she will be replaced for the remaining two years and four months of her mandate...

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