Sunday, October 22, 2017
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...
2 August 2016 STRIKES IN RIO – END OF CONFLICT IN SIGHT IN COLOMBIA – EIGHT MONTHS ON FROM MARIANA DISASTER – PERUVIAN ELECTIONS AND MORE Dear LAB Supporter and Friend, One important piece of recent news comes from Colombia. After protracted negotiations in Havana, the Santos government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have signed off the last component...
23/06/16 NEW BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENT IN CRISIS – COLOMBIA CEASEFIRE – LAB AT CROUCH END FESTIVAL Dear LAB Supporter and Friend, This month we have more analysis of the crisis in Brazil, with President Michel Temer having had – to say the least – a shaky start to government. Also from Brazil, we have news on the case against Dilma’s tormentor-in-chief Eduardo Cunha...
LAB is sponsoring a day of talks at the Crouch End Festival on June 18, and a meeting on Brazil's Crisis on June 20

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