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Peru: factory fire exposes child labour and modern slavery

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A factory fire on June 22 in the Las Malvinas district of Lima, Peru, that killed four young people has drawn official and international...

Rosa: first anniversary of a remarkable book

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Rosa of the Wild Grass: the Story of a Nicaraguan Family, by Fiona Macintosh, was published by LAB just over a year ago. To...

Tapajos under attack 8: The rush to turn the Amazon into...

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The development over the last 40 years of Mato Grosso state in Brazil’s interior as an industrial agribusiness powerhouse has, from the beginning,...

Tapajos under attack 7: Soy invasion poses imminent threat to Amazon

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The meteoric rise in soy production in the state of Mato Grosso is eating up rainforest and savanna at a staggering rate, with...

Tapajos under attack 6: As Sinop grew, the Amazon rainforest faded...

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Sinop, a city of 125,000 people in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon in Mato Grosso state, is a modern success story. Prosperous and...

Brazil: the flesh is weak but the meat is rotten

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São Paulo, March 22nd. With their usual fine sense of irony, the Federal Police named their latest operation, launched on Friday 17th,   “Carne Fraca”...

Brazil: who’s afraid of Lava Jato?

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Main image: police family members protest in Vitória. Their placard reads: We've had no wage increase since 2013 - 40% inflation. The coffin is...

Colombia: what does peace mean in Comuna 13?

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24 January. With the new year in Colombia came a new sentence from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, holding the state responsible for...

Rio: from kudos to chaos

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In less than three months Rio has passed from the splendour and success of the Olympic and Paralympic Games to a state of public...

Amazon fires at record level — again

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Fires in the Amazon rage at record levels, while Michel Temer government prepares to sign Paris agreement on climate change next week.

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