Letter from Manaus

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Last week I went to Manaus for a conference.  It was 40 years since the first time I'd been there.  Manaus then was a small town of elegant old houses dating from the rubber boom, built around the grandiose Opera House,  a town of  precarious shanties

Bulletin 22 January 2010

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Haiti: President admits lack of coordination ♦ Port-au-Prince port, back in business ♦ Thousands to be relocated ♦ Peru: Shinning Path followers form political party ♦ Latin America on way to recovery ♦ Peru: cli
The author argues that a new immigration law in Arizona will create tensions in the border with Mexico.
As protests against Arizona's immigration law grow, LAB explains how the Republican legislators shot themselves in the foot.
A group of Colombian and foreign academics is protesting against aerial spraying of glyphosate on Afro-Colombian and indigenous communities.

Mexico’s Arizona Moment

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Frontera Norte Sur reports on the drug-traffickers' mass murder of international migrants that took place last week in San Fernando, Tamaulipas, Mexico (Gulf coast).  
Surveillance on the US -Mexico border to be increased by the introduction of new drones. Taylor Barnes discusses security issues.
Hedge funds -- and members of the US Congress -- profit from the incarceration of a million immigrants.
UN says Colombia has more people displaced by violence than any other country.
About 300 families flee Cuidad Meir following days of gang battles triggered by killing of Tony the Tormenta.

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