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Lessons from the Catastrophe of Covid

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Covid-19 has caused untold damage in Latin America. The region accounts for almost a third of Covid-19 deaths despite making up less than 10...

Venezuela: gold fuels malaria epidemic

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Venezuela, once a 'good example' for malaria control is now facing an epidemic of infections, fuelled by mining, deforestation, poverty and violence, especially in the Arco Minero around Sifontes

Chile: ‘Three Grounds’ abortion law inadequate

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Chile's current 'Three Grounds' abortion law is proving inadequate in practice. Lack of public information, the 14-week limit and medical staff 'conscientious objection' opt outs all lead to many unwanted pregnancies and dangerous illegal abortions. The incoming Boric government is being urged to reform the law.

Poisoned city: Brazil’s forgotten environmental disaster

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Hundreds of tons of carcinogenic agrochemicals, including DDT, were abandoned by the Brazilian government at a factory near an orphanage on the outskirts or...

Peru’s grim Covid record

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Why did Peru suffer 200,000 deaths in a population of less than 33 million?

Haiti needs solidarity not charity

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In an urgent and impassioned statement, Haiti Support Group warns that the country's 'apparent fragility to "natural" disaster is no accident. The world made it that way. What the country needs now, desperately, is solidarity, not charity.

The shocking impact of abortion prosecutions in Ecuador

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Human Rights Watch has found that Ecuador’s criminalisation of abortion violates human rights and discriminates against Black and Indigenous people.

Colombian artists reflect on rural violence and memory in short film

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The short film is intended as an expression of solidarity with the current strike and its title, Desolvido, translates as ‘unforgetting’; evoking a desire not to forget past moments of beauty even in the face of a violent present.

Brazil: no prayers for the dead

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President Bolsonaro is beginning to discover fear -- as deaths mount, protests multiply and his old adversary Lula emerges onto the political scene as a credible threat in next year's elections. However, those elections might spark a coup spearheaded by the Bolsonaro-loyal Policia Militar.

Brazil’s Uru-eu-wau-wau document COVID-19 victory with new video

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The Uru-eu-wau-wau in Rondônia state sealed off their territory in March 2020. In a new video, they narrate how they survived the pandemic for more than a year with no major cases.

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