Mexico

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The elections in Mexico on July 1 saw the return of the PRI to power.

Paraguay

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The extraordinarily rapid removal of President Fernando Lugo from office on 22 June took everyone by surprise.
Our slender hopes of the Rio+20 conference were duly disappointed and the NGOs’ fears proved to be all too well founded.
Many of us would still like to hope that Rio+20, the big UN climate conference that is beginning in Rio de Janeiro, can still achieve something of importance.

Culture

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Latin America has always had a vigorous and challenging cultural life.
This week, thanks to LAB collaborator Bruna Rocha, we are turning our attention to the struggles of a host of small communities along the basin of the river Tapajós in the Brazilian Amazon.
With the world facing prolonged financial turmoil and food shortages because of the deepening climate crisis, land has become a ‘commodity’. Investors are confident that it will increase in value and give them a good return on their capital.

The drugs trade

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The problem of the drugs trade has taken centre stage in Latin America.

Land occupations

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perfectly illustrate the themes we explored in our last newsletter: who controls the natural resources and how this is being contested;

Land in Latin America

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Land is an issue that underlies almost every aspect of life in Latin America.

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