Nayana Fernandez, from LAB talks to a Latin American activist in London.
‘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 weeks ago. Now, Costa Rica is practically in lockdown mode. Meanwhile, Ticos, like people in most other countries, are wondering when the COVID-19 pandemic will end and normality will resume. I first grasped the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic a...
As protests against Arizona's immigration law grow, LAB explains how the Republican legislators shot themselves in the foot.
The author argues that a new immigration law in Arizona will create tensions in the border with Mexico.

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
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.
UN says Colombia has more people displaced by violence than any other country.
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.
About 300 families flee Cuidad Meir following days of gang battles triggered by killing of Tony the Tormenta.

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

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