A new report documents draconian budget cuts to Brazilian environmental monitoring and firefighting of 9.8% in 2020, and 27.4% in 2021 — reductions, analysts say that were inflicted by the Bolsonaro administration in “a clear policy for dismantling national environmental policies.”Brazil’s environmental agencies under Bolsonaro have also been subjected to nearly 600 administrative and rules changes, invoked by presidential...
Prominent Bolivian miners' leader Orlando Gutierrez died In October. Was he injured in a fall at his home, or was he the victim of a right-wing attack?
A former Salvadorean army colonel has been on trial in Madrid, accused of playing a direct role in the murder of 6 Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her 15-year-old daughter, in their house next to the Catholic university campus, on 16 November 1989.
Lula's return to the political stage has transformed the discourse, with the centre right and even the military starting to wonder whether to continue their support for Bolsonaro
Argentinian terror extended beyond national territory. This has implications for histories of the global Cold War; it reveals the expansive logic of state terror in Latin America and the ways in which ideological violence and terror reached across borders and over continents
LAB received this open letter from the Teachers of the EEB (State Basic Education School) Padre Anchieta,  Florianópolis, to  School Community, March 2021. Main image: face-to-face teaching allowed in São Francisco do Sul, Santa Catarina, following recommendation by the Ministry – Phooto: Divulgacão/O Trentino/ND Reopening schools will mean more infections We, teachers at EEB Padre Anchieta, Florianópolis, are concerned with the health...
The political stalemate in Venezuela leaves the country wide open to plunder by international creditors, banks and vulture funds. Meanwhile, the country cannot spend its own money to combat Covid-19.
Scientists, academics and officials of environmental agencies are being attacked with insults, death threats, gag orders, theft and kidnapping -- organised or encouraged by the Bolsonaro government
Scandals, corruption, protest are the new normal as November has seen a procession of three presidents in the national palace in Lima. But Peru’s institutional instability dates back much further. Nick Caistor reports.
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

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