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Haitians revolt against president’s ‘state terrorism’

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Haiti is not unfamiliar with violent uprisings. However, since the US-backed installation of Jovenel Moïse in 2004, unrest has been relentless, with violence and repression reaching a bloody crescendo in recent weeks.

Central America awaits second hurricane

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Nicaragua and Honduras brace themselves, as Christian Aid continues its response to the ongoing emergency The category 5 Hurricane Iota is due to make landfall...

Ecuador’s Sarayaku: first the floods, now the plague

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Main image: Sarayaku under water during the flooding of the Bobonaza River. The community of Sarayaku lost 30 houses, 7 bridges and plantations of...

Haiti: Hope in the season of hurricanes

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Prospéry Raymond, Christian Aid’s country manager for Haiti and the Dominican Republic, reflects on how Haiti is moving on from one disaster and preparing...

Brazil: legislating environmental disaster

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Planned new legislation will encourage deforestation − at a time when fires caused by the serious drought are destroying vast areas of forest.

Haiti’s fight against cholera “In deep shit?”

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Haiti is the only country in the world where provision of sanitation decreased in the last decade: cholera will remain endemic for many years.

BRAZIL AFTER SANTA MARIA

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LAB Editor Francis McDonagh discusses what the tragedy in southern Brazil, in which 236 young people were killed, tells us about Brazil's ambition to be a member of the 'rich country' club.

Latin America’s climate conundrum

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The Americas now face the challenge of coping with the inevitable, potentially devastating,impacts of climate change.

Haiti: How to build a ghost town

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In the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, millions of dollars have been spent on ambitious rebuilding projects for the capital Port-au-Prince that appear to have come to nothing.

BOLIVIA: LANDSLIDE PREVENTION AND WARNING FOR LA PAZ

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Ofxam, in conjunction with other NGOs and other Bolivian authorities, are working to implement an early warning system to lessen the damaging effects of landslides on the heavily populated steep slopes of the Bolivian capital.

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