Sunday, August 14, 2022

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Cuba’s Revolution: Survival, Loyalty, Change

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The Cuban revolution has been championed and assailed for five decades. But what are the real sources of its endurance, and will these be enough to extend its life far beyond its fiftieth anniversary?

Bolivia’s Referendum on a New Constitution

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Rachel Robb from wola.org has been circulating memos in time for Bolivia's referendum to approve a new constitution on 25th January. Topics include US-Bolivia trade, land reform, the economy...

Mudslides Wreck Argentinian Town

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The recent rains in the north of Argentina caused mudslides that devastated the town of Tartagal. Indigenous activists have been mobilising to stop the deforestation responsible for the disaster (in Spanish)

Revised Forecasts for Future of Amazon

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Leading scientists meeting in Copenhagen in mid-March have produced highly alarming forecasts about the future of the Amazon forest.

The Landless Workers’ Movement

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Now and then there emerges somewhere in the world a social movement that is really exceptional for its integrity, astuteness and mass appeal. For me one of those rare movements is Brazil's  Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (MST)/the Landles

Paraguay and the Soya Invasion

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In a powerful radio documentary Gary Northan looks at the destruction of peasant communities caused by soya for biofuels.

The land grab reaches Brazil

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Hyundai and other Asian companies seek land in Brazil.

The “terrorist” threat in Chile

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President Piñera heads for conflict with the Mapuche.

Guatemala’s New Civil Conflict: The Case of Ramiro Choc

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Indigenous people mobilize to protect their land rights in Guatemala whilst the government fights to protect the interests of international investment.

Thirty-four Colombian tribes face extinction, says UN report

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A recently released UN report has found that indigenous tribes in Colombia are critically endangered.

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