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Ecuador: a haven no longer?

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Increasing violence and instability are driving refugees and some Ecuadorians towards risky migration

Chileans of the North

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Chileans of the North is an exceptional documentary which charts the experiences of Chilean refugees who arrived in Sheffield in the 1970s, their reception by and impact on the local labour movement and the importance of solidarity for refugee resettlement.

El Salvador: accompanying Nueva Esperanza

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Tim Hollins and Mogs Russell founded a group based in Birmingham, UK, which has accompanied Nueva Esperanza, a community of returned refugees in the Bajo Lempa area of Usulután, El Salvador. Here they describe how this collaboration began, and its successful focus on supporting the community's school and teachers

From citizen to foreigner: how digital IDs can be used to...

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In 2013, a Dominican Constitutional Tribunal stripped a documented, Dominican-born woman of her citizenship, claiming that she had mistakenly been issued with a birth certificate. Dr Eve Hayes de Kalaf investigates in a new book how the universal registration of citizens can be used to exclude the vulnerable.

Notes from Colombia

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Colombia’s security forces are in retreat. Human rights defenders are in bad shape. These are desperate times in the country. WOLA's Adam Isacson returns from his first visit to Colombia in nearly two years. Here are his reactions.

Venezuelan migrants in Argentina seek stability

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They fled economic instability in Venezuela. Settled and initially made welcome in Argentina, the mounting economic crisis there is making their lives harder once more.

‘Sex work’ in Colombia: the other side of the coin

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The challenges of creating a collaborative mural in Bogota to represent the perspective of women forced into prostitution by the armed conflict.

El Salvador’s double bind: toxic masculinity in ‘Imperdonable’

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Imperdonable is a compelling short film that condemns the hegemonic model of masculinity in El Salvador.

Narratives of migration through film

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Lia Gomez-Lang takes a close look at Fernanda Valadez’s poignant feature film Sin Señas Particulares (Identifying Features), a tender portrayal of disappearances of migrants on the Mexico-United States border, and LAB recommends other important films presenting narratives of migration.

Short films from indigenous Latin American filmmakers at Native Spirit Festival

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There’s still time to catch a number of short films from indigenous Latin American filmmakers at Native Spirit Festival: the UK’s first and only annual independent festival to promote indigenous filmmakers, media and artists.

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