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Rio Grande do Sul under water

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The climate disaster in Brazil’s southernmost state has provoked commotion and solidarity but also questions and criticisms of the man-made causes which contributed to it.

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.

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