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Accusations of human rights violations ripple through Peru 

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Red Muqui shine a light on police repression and the violation of human rights in the context of recent social unrest in Peru, and dig deeper into the tensions underpinning the protests and the violent state response.

El Salvador: accompanying Nueva Esperanza

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Tim Hollins and Mogs Russell founded a group based in Birmingham, UK, which has accompanied Nueva Esperanza, a community of returned refugees in the Bajo Lempa area of Usulután, El Salvador. Here they describe how this collaboration began, and its successful focus on supporting the community's school and teachers

Guatemala: environmental defenders of Lake Atitlán

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The women of Tz’ununya’ Collective have struggled for eight years to defend and conserve Lake Atitlán by pushing for local authorities to stop the deterioration of the lake.

Voz V | The Covid-19 Pandemic: Survival

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The arrival of Covid-19 devastated Latin America. Across the region, there are calls to build a more just economy and society than the one that was left behind.

The Amazon: Learning for a different future

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A webinar about ways of teaching nad learning about the future of the Amazon, held in the Cabelo Seco community, Marabá, Pará, Brazil

Mexico: the violence blighting children’s lives

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It is almost 12 years since the Mexican government ‘declared war on violence’. Since then there have been thousands more homicides and people declared missing. Narcoculture and violence have become normalised in Mexican society. Everyone is affected, but none more so than children, who exhibit more aggressive behaviour and violent play.

Brazil: I skip meals to feed my children

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Single mothers who raise their families alone were hit face on by the loss of jobs and income; women are always the last to eat.

Chile: on Boric, the constitution and the future

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Natasha Tinsley interviews a cross-section of young Chileans about the recent elections and the victory of new-left candidate Gabriel Boric. They express their hopes, fears and expectations for the future.

Peru: teachers and social justice

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A prolonged and bitter teachers' strike in Peru in 2017 was about much wider social discontents and eventually brought militant strikers' leader Pedro Castillo victory in the country's presidential elections.

Mexico: schools reopen but worries persist

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Mexico's education system closed down for far longer than most other countries, during the pandemic. Katie Jones looks at the effects, the struggles parents had to home-school their children and the worries which persist.

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