Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Jose Cifuentes Revolutionary Dreams, a new film by Dan Philips and Malcolm Boorer.
Revolutionary Dreams, a new film by Dan Philips and Malcolm Boorer, tells the story of a Chilean young family’s escape from Pinochet’s fascist regime to Wales.
Venezuelan migrants in Colombia
Around 2,000 Venezuelans per day are now migrating to Colombia, mostly using 'informal' crossing points. Colombia's policy of economic integration has benefited some, but now faces growing hostility towards the newcomers
Dominican nationalism, Kelvin Moquete
In 2013, a Dominican Constitutional Tribunal stripped a documented, Dominican-born woman of her citizenship, claiming that she had mistakenly been issued with a birth certificate. Dr Eve Hayes de Kalaf investigates in a new book how the universal registration of citizens can be used to exclude the vulnerable.
Venezuelans have established small businesses in Buenos Aires. Image: Tricolor
They fled economic instability in Venezuela. Settled and initially made welcome in Argentina, the mounting economic crisis there is making their lives harder once more.
Guardia Nacional Mexicana en la frontera sur. Clemente Castaneda
AMLO militarises Mexico’s southern border in a continuation of his myopic migration policies that fixate on securitising a humanitarian issue.
Brazil's sizeable Japanese community was created by migration. Since the turn of the 21st century substantial numbers have been returning to Japan. Malcolm Boorer explains why.
The remarkable story of when and why Japanese people migrated in large numbers to Brazil, starting in 1908, and what has become of their communities since
The Dominican president has announced plans to build a new, Trump-style wall, to exclude Haitian migrants. This responds to and will further fuel his country's sad record of discrimination against Haitians and will penalise poor border areas which rely on trade and exchange.

Visibility for pueblo Pumé

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This video essay from LAB partner Ojos Ilegales Red, Venezuela, tells the story of Leonardo Milian Ruiz, a member of the Pumé community. Milian left his territory Boca Tronador, on Riecito in Apure State, near the the Venezuelan border with Colombia, after cattle ranchers continually invaded their territory.
Sin Señas Particulares (Identifying Features) by Fernanda Valadez
Lia Gomez-Lang takes a close look at Fernanda Valadez’s poignant feature film Sin Señas Particulares (Identifying Features), a tender portrayal of disappearances of migrants on the Mexico-United States border, and LAB recommends other important films presenting narratives of migration.

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