São Paulo, March 22nd. With their usual fine sense of irony, the Federal Police named their latest operation, launched on Friday 17th,   “Carne Fraca” – the Flesh is Weak. The targets were Brazil’s biggest meat companies, all household names, exporters of billions of dollars worth of beef, chicken and meat products to over 150 countries. The two-year investigation, involving over...
Main image: police family members protest in Vitória. Their placard reads: We've had no wage increase since 2013 - 40% inflation. The coffin is for Paulo Hartung, the state governor. São Paulo. February 12. A series of moves by President Michel Temer, the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies are being interpreted as attempts to block the investigations into Brazil’s...
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 human rights violations committed in the context of ‘Operation Orion’. In this Operation, the army, together with the ‘Cacique Nutibarra’ bloc of the AUC paramilitary organisation, stormed the marginalised slum neighbourhood ‘Comuna 13’ in Medellín,...

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 calamity and chaos. The state government is bankrupt; salaries are in arrears, hospitals are at breaking point, suppliers are unpaid.  The causes include the steep drop in the royalties enjoyed by Rio when the oil price...
Fires in the Amazon rage at record levels, while Michel Temer government prepares to sign Paris agreement on climate change next week.
Argentine agriculture is dominated by GM soya yet local residents increasingly fear that the pesticides used to cultivate it are making them sick.
Brazil promised "Green Games for a Blue Planet". But did it deliver?
The programme introduced by acting President Michel Temer consists of extreme neo-liberal measures that the government believes can be imposed by force. But will it work?
Passe Livre has held 7 mass demonstrations in São Paulo aiming to force the government to rescind fare rises.

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.

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