Thursday, August 18, 2022

Migration

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.

Narratives of migration through film

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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.

Narratives of Vulnerability in Mexico’s War on Drugs

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Narratives of Vulnerability in Mexico, by Raúl Diego Rivera Hernández, translated by Isis Sadek. Published by Palgrave Macmillan (2020) ISBN 978-3-030-51144-9. People in the United...

Samichay, in Search of Happiness – film review

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A collaborative effort between Quechua Films and Quinta Production Films, Samichay, en Busca de la Felicidad is a remarkable work which simultaneously grapples with the specificities of the Peruvian Andean experience whilst exposing its viewers to universal feelings of loss, isolation, and grief.

Covid-19 in Latin America – 5 June update

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By Emily Gregg, edited by Mike Gatehouse, with additional material from Peru & Haiti Support Groups UK and LAB correspondents in the region.LAB has...

Covid-19 in Latin America – 22 May update

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By Emily Gregg, edited by Mike Gatehouse, with additional material from Peru & Haiti Support Groups UK and LAB correspondents in the region.LAB has...

Covid-19 in Latin America – 4 May update

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By Emily Gregg, with additional material from Peru & Haiti Support Groups UK and LAB correspondents in the region.LAB has put together this sixth...

Joe Biden: not enough for Latin America?

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By John Washington. Originally published on April 18, 2020 under the title 'We Need to Reverse the Damage Trump Has Done in Latin America....

Covid-19 reaches Costa Rica: hopes and fears

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‘Coronavirus will never hit Costa Rica. There are no direct flights between China and here’. These are the words that an acquaintance confidently shared just 7...

I’m here to stay

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The reality confronting migrants who manage to cross the Rio Bravo, in pursuit of the famous American dream, but finding themselves, instead, engulfed in...

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