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Poverty & Inequality

Fondo: the IMF’s recipe for disaster

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Fondo, directed by Alejandro Bercovich, Argentina, 2019 The complete film can be viewed from this link. Alejandro Bercovich’s documentary-critique Fondo starts with what looks like a...

Colombia: land inequality and historic memory

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Main image: Aerial photo of agricultural land near Ipiales, Colombia. Photo by Luis Eduardo Bernal M. 2009. In February 2019, Darío Acevedo was appointed president...

“An act of political vandalism”

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Christian Aid responds to prospect of DFID losing its independence LAB adds: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced to parliament on 16 June that DFID,...

El Salvador – a violent democracy

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Book review The Violence of Democracy - Political Life in Postwar El Salvador  By: Ainhoa Montoya Published: 2018, Palgrave Macmillan, 303 pp, £17.99 paperback, £13.99 e-book....

Guatemala: the void left by empty classrooms

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Sunset over Guatemala City marks another day of widening inequality and increasing despair as Covid-19 cases continue to rise. With the country’s informal economy...

Chile: Censored humanity

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Chile's protests were thwarted when the arrival of Coronavirus forced the population to stay at home. As the impact of the quarantine takes its...

Bolsonaro clowns while poverty soars

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In what has become a daily ritual in Brasilia, the sleek black car stops by the band of fervent Bolsonaristas waiting outside the Alvorada...

Peronism back in the Casa Rosada

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On 10 December, Alberto Fernández and his deputy Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (no relation) assumed the Argentine presidency marking an end to the right wing administration of...

First Chile, then Bolivia and now Colombia… LAB Newsletter, November 2019

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In addition to our website, LAB’s Facebook page provides a daily stream of summaries and links to articles published elsewhere. In this newsletter we have done...

Chile: students in Talca explain why they back the protests

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On the 18th of October 2019, mass fare dodging in Santiago de Chile expanded into city-wide protests and violence. Initially in response to a transport price...

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