While public transport activists condemn the violence used against the São Paulo military police colonel in a demonstration, they are also critical of the authorities’ failure to repudiate the violence used by the police against many demonstrators.
AngloGold Ashanti is busily buying land and influence in Cajamarca province, future site of its vast La Colosa mine. Behind the PR, what's really going on?
An American private company accused of committing human rights violations in Iraq is helping Brazil with its security for the World Cup.
Alarm at new dengue emergency where GM mosquito trials conducted.
A least nine people were killed when armed men, believed to be members of the military police, invaded a poor area of Belém. The incident, largely ignored by the mainstream press, was reported by social media.
An open letter from Panamanian singer Rubén Blades calls for an international crusade to end corruption and abuse.
Documentary project Volume Vivo is releasing a series of films to chart the progress and causes of the acute water crisis in Brazil's most populous state.
São Paulo's ongoing water crisis highlights the role of water company Sabesp and the failure of the 'public-private' partnership model.

Guatemala: the criminal state

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Days after the arrest of President Perez Molina, Guatemalans have voted to elect a new head of state but none of the candidates seems likely to resolve country's pressing problems.
Passe Livre has held 7 mass demonstrations in São Paulo aiming to force the government to rescind fare rises.

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