São Paulo, Thursday 26 March 2020, 2:02 pm. A caretaker ‘imprisoned’, marooned inside the block of flats where he works on Rua 25 de Março. One of the busiest streets in the city, perhaps in all Latin America, is asleep, as it has never been before. 21 April 2020 LAB...
Health officials from SESAI — the federal government’s body in charge of health services for indigenous people — were sent to monitor indigenous people in the Lago Grande village in Amazonas state. Image courtesy of Santo Antônio do Içá heath department. 3 April 2020 Dear LAB Supporter and Friend,
17 March 2020 Dear LAB Supporter and Friend,COVID-19 in Latin America. A LAB Special Newsletter We thought that LAB should research and publish an article, collating, as far as possible, the situation across the region as the Covid-19 begins to make inroads and theatens the lives and welfare...
Dear LAB Supporter and Friend, Photo: Pablo Bell International Women’s Day March 8, International Women’s Day, saw huge, unprecedented demonstrations across Latin America. In Guatemala, the date is a painful anniversary of the death in 2017 of 41 girls and young women in a state-run children’s...
A satellite view of the Carajás iron mine in Pará state near the city of Marabá. It is run by Brazil’s Vale mining company. Mining, if not properly managed, can do significant environmental and social harm, polluting rivers and groundwater, deforesting large areas, and displacing indigenous and traditional communities. Image courtesy of NASA
Bem viver, the good life, is possible -- LAB Newsletter December 2019 Distributing medicinal plants to houses in Cabelo Seco. This has been an extraordinary year, with many setbacks but some remarkable signs of hope. To celebrate the latter, we report on our partner project Rios de Encontro, in Marabá,...
In addition to our website, LAB’s Facebook page provides a daily stream of summaries and links to articles published elsewhere. In this newsletter we have done away with our ‘Read more…’ rubric – the links to LAB and other articles appear as hyperlinks in the text. A wave of protest sweeps the continent
In addition to our website, LAB’s Facebook page provides a daily stream of summaries and links to articles published elsewhere. In this and future newsletters we may mention some of these, with the rubric ‘Read FB’ to distinguish them from posts on LAB’s website. Please support LAB LAB has so much to do. There is...
Dear LAB Supporter and Friend, 11 September 2019 Amazon fires caused by land-grabbing on an industrial scale Amazon burned -- at Terra Nossa, near Altamira, Pará. Neighbouring land occupied illegally by grilheros, was untouched. Photo: José Cícero da Silva/Agência Pûblica. In addition to our...
Dear LAB Supporter and Friend, 31 July 2019 Migration and Displacement at crisis point In addition to our website, LAB’s Facebook page provides a daily stream of summaries and links to articles published elsewhere. In this and future newsletters we will mention some of these, with the...

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