Sunday, September 23, 2018
CLAUK is a coalition of Latin American organisations campaigning for official recognition of their community as an ethnic minority, for better access to health services and labour rights.
This video gives a flavour of the attitudes of prosperous Brazilian soya producers based in Paraguay.

ABColombia

ABColombia is the advocacy project of a group of five leading UK and Irish organisations with programmes in Colombia: CAFOD, Christian Aid UKI, Oxfam GB, SCIAF and Trócaire.
Nayana Fernandez, from LAB talks to a Latin American activist in London.
Projects supported by migrant workers in the United States are helping bring life back to 'phantom' villages. LAB has a special report.
U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff commander General Martin Dempsey visited Colombia on March 29 to announce that within weeks U.S. military personnel will operate from a military base there with the newly formed Vulcan Task Force.

Mexico: the Deaths Map

Mexico-US frontier:  Jeremy Harding sees the frontier as "a vast, straggling set of defences, edified at extraordinary cost, where America's sense that it is under siege can be properly enacted".
Homeless people are pressing for urgent action to provide them with housing.
Resentment against foreigners is growing in Argentina, as many poor migrants from Bolivia and Paraguay have been involved in the takeover of land in Buenos Aires.
Tensions for Haitian migrants in the Dominican Republic as immigrant is shot dead by patrol.

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