Does Horacio Cartes have a sense of humour? The candidate for the Colorado Party who was elected president of Paraguay on 21 April campaigned on the slogan Un Nuevo Rumbo para el Paraguay, ‘A New Direction for Paraguay’.

Venezuela under Maduro

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The mainstream media have repeatedly stressed Pope Francis’ humility, his simple lifestyle and his sympathy for the poor, but in her article, Ivone Gebara is quick to puncture this euphoria

Pope Francis

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The mainstream media have repeatedly stressed Pope Francis’ humility, his simple lifestyle and his sympathy for the poor, but in her article, Ivone Gebara is quick to puncture this euphoria

The War Against Women

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A Special Newsletter featuring key contributions from CAWN (Central American Women's Network) and with a focus on their history, mission and current activities.
In the wake of Hugo Chávez' dealth on 5th March, LAB draws together some of the many and varied responses to his Presidency and to the man himself.

Ecuador Newsletter

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An analysis of Rafael Correa's victory and what lies ahead. Plus LAB launches 'K', a moving account of the agonised search of a Brazilian father for his daughter, disappeared and murdered by the Brazilian armed forces during the military dictatorship
Honduras continues to be the weakest state in Central America. The government of Porfirio Lobo has been unable to pay public sector salaries since November 2012 and is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy.
Many supporters of social progress in Brazil are deeply worried by the extent to which first President Lula and now his successor, President Dilma Rousseff, have been prepared to sacrifice the interests of local people...

Brazil: the ‘B’ in BRICSAM

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Brazil, more than any other Latin American country, is attracting the attention of the world and LAB finds itself providing increasing coverage of developments in the country.

Climate Change Newsletter

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Once again, all the signatories of the Framework Convention on Climate Change are meeting to discuss progress in the fight against global warming.

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