Hugo Chávez needs to address the deep divisions in Venezuelan society.
19 December 2018 Dear LAB Supporter and Friend, LAB News Two new major LAB publications in two months. First Amazon Besieged - by dams, soya, agribusiness and land-grabbing, by Mauricio Torres and Sue Branford. And then, on January 18, Voices of Latin America - social movements and the new activism, edited by Tom Gatehouse. Voices of Latin America - social movements and...
30 November 2018 Dear LAB Supporter and Friend, LAB News LAB's new book Amazon Besieged is published on 1 December. We are launching it at a special lunchtime meeting 'Will the Amazon Survive Bolsonaro' within the Latin America Adelante 2018 Conference at TUC Congress House, Great Russell St, London WC1B 3LS. The meeting (in Congress Suite 1-2, Lower Ground Floor) starts...
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...
A documentary film about Chilean Refugees in Cambridge, England, prompts wider questions about a time when the words 'refugee' and 'asylum' prompted sympathy rather than fear.

Part 6: Fordlândia

In the sixth and final episode of her journey, LAB editor Sue Branford takes time off to visit Fordlândia, Henry Ford's failed attempt to create rubber plantations in the Brazilian Amazon.
The Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA) is a non-profit organization which works to promote the common interests of the hemisphere and encourage the formulation of rational and constructive US policies toward Latin America.

Brazil : protest works

In the second of her blogs from São Paulo, Jan Rocha says that "people power" is already bringing results
The growing use of social media in political protests is an exciting new democratic tool, isn’t it? Not always, warns Venezuela expert Dr Julia Buxton, looking at the alarming ways in which it is being used in Venezuela today.

Part 3: Uruará

In the third episode of her journey, LAB editor Sue Branford reaches Uruará, a town of some 50,000 inhabitants on the Transamazônica highway.

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