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Interview with Franco Lagos. In 2015 a group of Honduran researchers and activists founded the Clementina Suárez Popular University. This was the idea of Pavel and Lester Nuñez. They created a popular and inclusive space, open to all sectors of Honduran society. This was something unprecedented in Central America. Interview conducted for Edition 131...
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A documentary about María Jesús Sanhueza, one of the leaders of the 2006 secondary school student protests in Chile, known (for their school uniforms) as the Revolución Pinguina (Penguin Revolution). All over Chile, students occupied their schools, demanding free public education. Video: RealDaisyGirls. Published Dec 2012
Sulay Pino is waiting for us at the main entrance to the San Javier metro station wearing a bright green t-shirt that reads ‘Stairway Storytellers’, the name of the project she founded along with her friend and co-worker Stiven Álvarez. https://vimeo.com/260256060 This is the Stairway Storytellers' video. We are booked...
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The President of the Republic, Sebastián Piñera, spoke to the country via a nationwide radio and TV link-up to make important announcements concerning education. Video: Government of Chile. July 5 2011 (in Spanish).
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The Center for Latin American Studies and the Berkeley Law School present a talk with Giorgio Jackson, one of the leaders of Chile's student movement, from November 30, 2011. Over the past 20 years Chile has made significant strides in expanding access to higher education. However, much of this expansion has been achieved...
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Chile's market-based education system premised on choice and competition serves as a cautionary tale for privatization. Rather than investing in public schools to create social mobility, school vouchers widen the chasm between privilege and poverty. Video: AFTHQ 2013.
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.

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