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This is the third in a series of four blog-posts, written for Christian Aid and LAB by distinguished journalists João Peres and Moriti Neto 3. David vs Goliath one public document states that since 1995, the aluminium mining company MRN (Mineração Rio do Norte) has been transferring R$495,000 per year for the maintenance of the local unit of the Chico Mendes...
Main image: Community leaders, military and San Pablo municipal delegates meet. Photo: Jaskiran Kaur Chohan Just over a year ago many Colombians and observers around the world were perplexed as to how a country could vote against peace. After that night of short-lived highs and interminable lows the ‘Yes’ camp, in tears and despair, looked for ways to keep the...
The Tapajós River Basin lies at the heart of the Amazon, and at the heart of an exploding controversy: whether to build 40+ large dams, a railway, and highways, turning the Basin into a vast industrialized commodities export corridor; or to curb this development impulse and conserve one of the most biologically and culturally rich regions on the planet. Those...
24 January. With the new year in Colombia came a new sentence from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, holding the state responsible for human rights violations committed in the context of ‘Operation Orion’. In this Operation, the army, together with the ‘Cacique Nutibarra’ bloc of the AUC paramilitary organisation, stormed the marginalised slum neighbourhood ‘Comuna 13’ in Medellín,...
AngloGold Ashanti is busily buying land and influence in Cajamarca province, future site of its vast La Colosa mine. Behind the PR, what's really going on?
  Publicado originalmente em 07 de março de 2016. Na primeira de seis postagens, Sue Branford descreve uma cidade onde as promessas de um pródigo desenvolvimento têm se revelado um grande vazio. Em janeiro 2016, a jornalista britânica Sue Branford viajou ao Brasil pela Mongabay e pelo Latin America Bureau – LAB, para uma sequência de reportagens sobre a vida das comunidades...
Despite official recognition of their rights, no public policies or laws have made these constitutional rights a reality for indigenous people.
A new initiative is being made in Bogota to help women stand up to machismo and to get men to change their behaviour
Despite its multicultural image, Brazil fails to address racial inequality.
With forest fires in the Amazon and a terrible dam burst in Minas Gerais, Brazil is paying the cost of its failure to regulate properly human activities

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