Coronavirus prefers ‘the poor crooked scythe and spade’ LAB Newsletter: 19 July 2020 A sign reading "Cariacu Community in Quarantine stay at home" at the entrance of their community. Image: Flickr Gadip Cayambe. Covid-19 targets the poor Infections in...
Dear LAB Supporter and Friend, Admin and Editorial Assistant post LAB is hiring: for the first time for more than 10 years it has been possible for LAB to employ a part-time Admin & Editorial Assistant to take some of the pressure off our volunteer editors and enable us to...
Chile, Health in Resistance Movement. 'Neighbourhood Information Point' - Support Network - Looking after yourself - I look after myself and I look after my neighbourhood Publications LAB’s newest publication is The Past is an Imperfect Tense, a novel by Bernardo Kucinski, author of...
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

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