Sunday, May 26, 2024

Poverty & Inequality

The shocking impact of abortion prosecutions in Ecuador

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Human Rights Watch has found that Ecuador’s criminalisation of abortion violates human rights and discriminates against Black and Indigenous people.

Colombia’s protestors find international support

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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.

Dominican Republic: a wall of division

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The Dominican president has announced plans to build a new, Trump-style wall, to exclude Haitian migrants. This responds to and will further fuel his country's sad record of discrimination against Haitians and will penalise poor border areas which rely on trade and exchange.

Mexico: informal workers and the pandemic

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Mexico has a vast army of informal workers who receive little in the way of formal state benefits. Covid lockdowns have hit them hard and only neighbourhood cooperation is helping them survive.

The fight for land rights in Brazil’s northeast

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Itamar Vieira Júnior's multi award-winning novel gives a voice to silenced Black, Indigenous and Quilombola communities who have fought for their land rights for hundreds of years.

Lupita: justice for Acteal

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Scarred by a brutal massacre which took place in December of 1997 and left 45 dead, the residents of Acteal, in the highlands of Chiapas, continue to remind the world never to forget. One woman is at the forefront.

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.

Martinique: The Poisoning of Paradise

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Slavery was abolished in Martinique in 1848. But today the islanders are victims of a toxic pesticide called chlordecone, that’s poisoned the soil and water and been linked by scientists to unusually high rates of prostate cancer.

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...

Samichay, in Search of Happiness – film review

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A collaborative effort between Quechua Films and Quinta Production Films, Samichay, en Busca de la Felicidad is a remarkable work which simultaneously grapples with the specificities of the Peruvian Andean experience whilst exposing its viewers to universal feelings of loss, isolation, and grief.

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