Mining and Social Conflict

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This year has seen a seemingly endless tide of bad news about mining from every continent on the globe.
In our newsletter of September 7 (see here) we discussed institutional and academic views of inequality. Here we look at views from civil society. at a grass roots level.
This Newsletter is the first of two we will devote to the topic of inequality, a key issue for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Microfinance 2

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Our July 20 newsletter on Microfinance has sparked a lively debate.

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.

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