Friday, December 14, 2018
Rios de Encontro (Rivers of Meeting), is an eco-cultural and socio-educational project based in the community of Cabelo Seco, Pará, Brazil. The project spent the last two weeks of November in national and international activities to celebrate the role of young arts-educators who, in the midst of worrying and uncertain times, are searching for creative ways to promote social...
In an unprecedented political atmosphere, Costa Ricans will vote for a new president on February 4th. The country has become famous for its wonderful natural beauty – home to nearly 6 per cent of the world's biodiversity – and receives approximately 3 million tourists every year. So it may surprise many visitors that a candidate who promises to open the...
From Punta Gorda: In the second of three blog posts, Rachel Simon explores indigenous land rights and social issues in southern Belize. Rachel spent time in Belize recording voices of indigenous community land rights activists for LAB’s forthcoming book, Voices of Latin America. ‘"Teechaz gat yuh bak" means we will stand up for what is right. We will fight for...
Brazilian environmental agency rejects Tapajós River mega-dam, citing likely major impacts on indigenous people and on the environment. It is a remarkable victory for the Munduruku Indians.
Relatives of the victims are threatening to break off all talks with the government, for failing to clarify what happened to their loved ones.
The Cochabamba Declaration mobilises scientists and indigenous experts concerning the preservation of rock art and indigenous sacred places in South America
Little has emerged of the 'great transformation' promised by Ollanta Humala when he was elected in June 2011.
Renowned Mexican writer Elena Poniatowska reflects on the current situation in Mexico, eight months on from the disappearance of 43 student teachers in Ayoztinapa in the state of Guerrero, and the sacking of a prominent journalist.
The Munduruku Indians living along the Tapajos river in the Brazilian Amazon demand the right to be before fully consulted before an academic study is carried out in their villages.
The murder of students and the closure of several university campuses in recent months shows how drugs-related violence is a serious threat to Mexico's educational system.

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