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New books from LAB authors

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LAB authors have published three new books - on indigenous communities vs extractive industries in Ecuador; and on the military dictatorship, torture and human rights in Brazil
Operación Condor
Paraguayan Idalina Tatter campaigned tirelessly, in search of her husband Federico Jorge Tatter, arrested in Argentina and rendered back to Paraguay by agents of Operación Condor. Her life and work is documented in the CAMeNA archive in Mexico
A Cop Movie Alonso Ruizpalacios review Latin America Bureau
Alonso Ruizpalacios’ latest feature film 'A Cop Movie' defies expectations about the Mexico City Police and gets to the core of the force’s role in society.  

K – the story of a search

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Bernardo Kucinski's searing memoir 'K' tells the story of the agonised search by a father for his disappeared daughter, kidnapped and eventually murdered by the Brazilian military dictatorship. LAB published the English translation in 2013 and you can order copies here. Now the original Portuguese version has been brought to life in a dramatised reading by Militantes en Cena.
Alberto Fuentes, co-director of the Historical Police Archive of Guatemala, and Ana Lucía Cuevas reviewing documents found at what is now known as the Historical Archives of the National Police of Guatemala, c/o http://www.elecodeldolor.com/
In September, the presiding judge in the Death Squad Diary case stated the defendants had a case to answer – good news for the search for justice in Guatemala. But in October, the lead prosecutor was transferred from her role investigating genocide and mass human rights violations. This was a critical blow to Guatemala's justice system.
President Bolsonaro is beginning to discover fear -- as deaths mount, protests multiply and his old adversary Lula emerges onto the political scene as a credible threat in next year's elections. However, those elections might spark a coup spearheaded by the Bolsonaro-loyal Policia Militar.
WOLA's Director for Defense Oversight, Adam Isacson, gives an in-depth update on the nationwide protests in Colombia and an opportunity for dialogue
So illogical are his actions that people are starting to question Jair Bolsonaro's sanity: as he persists in denials about coronavirus, antagonises China which supplies Brazil's vaccines and foments murderous violence by the police
In international solidarity with Colombians, events have been held in Sydney, Toronto, Washington, New York, Paris, Barcelona, Madrid, Brussels, London and Bristol. The world, it seems, is watching.
Imperdonable is a compelling short film that condemns the hegemonic model of masculinity in El Salvador.

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