Thursday, August 18, 2022

Education & Students

Brazil: teachers protest against drive to reopen schools

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LAB received this open letter from the Teachers of the EEB (State Basic Education School) Padre Anchieta,  Florianópolis, to  School Community, March 2021. Main image:...

The assault on academic freedom in Brazil

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Scholars for Academic Freedom in Brazil was set up in late 2018 with the aim of building a network of academics in UK universities and beyond, to raise awareness of attacks on academics and academic freedom in Brazil. Group member and LAB trustee David Treece outlines the changes during Bolsonaro's presidency that have brought about the group's creation.

EmpoderArte uses film to empower Peruvian women

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EmpoderArte, a Peruvian-based NGO which offers a decentralised film education to women, Karoline organises and runs workshops up and down Peru, mobilising hundreds of women to discover and embrace the emancipatory power of storytelling.

ILAS, London, may be closed down

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The Institute of Latin American Studies ILAS, which is part of the School of Advanced Study at the University of London, stands at the...

Short films from indigenous Latin American filmmakers at Native Spirit Festival

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There’s still time to catch a number of short films from indigenous Latin American filmmakers at Native Spirit Festival: the UK’s first and only annual independent festival to promote indigenous filmmakers, media and artists.

Colombia: the flowers of inequality

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Colombian-grown flowers decorate weddings and parties around the world. But the industry, whose sales are hard hit by Covid-19, conceals grim levels of inequality.

Guatemala: the void left by empty classrooms

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Sunset over Guatemala City marks another day of widening inequality and increasing despair as Covid-19 cases continue to rise. With the country’s informal economy...

An open and shut case – schools and Covid-19

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‘What’s that huge queue for?’ I asked my friend. He simply shrugged his shoulders as we stared at the seemingly endless line of people,...

Chile’s long, hot summer of discontent

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It’s 11 January 2020, and I am sitting on a hot and unforgiving cement esplanade, at the commemoration of the 10th anniversary of Chile’s...

First Chile, then Bolivia and now Colombia… LAB Newsletter, November 2019

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In addition to our website, LAB’s Facebook page provides a daily stream of summaries and links to articles published elsewhere. In this newsletter we have done...

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