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Refugees & Displaced People

An eye witness account of the Popular Unity period in Chile, the Pinochet coup and its ongoing aftermath.
A round-up of articles, books, films and photography covering the military coup.
President Mujica has accepted a US proposal to accept Guantanamo detainees as refugees.
The Federal Government is using delays and excuses to evade responsibility for the appalling conditions in migrant shelters.

Paraguay – storms ahead

President Cartes has called for Brazilian investors to "use and abuse" the country so it is scarcely surprising that Paraguayan peasants, driven off their land by Brazilian farmers, are feeling angry.
A Guantanamo Bay detainee is on hunger strike following delays to the completion of his transfer to Uruguay. But the election climate in Uruguay means there is unlikely to be a speedy resolution of his case.

LAB explained

LAB Editor Nayana Fernandez describes LAB's 37 years of commitment and service to human rights and social progress in Latin America
Victims of Colombia's conflict delivered an uncompromising message to peace negotiators in Havana.
Real efforts are being made to promote not just dialogue, but real conversation among all actors in Colombia's peace process, at local as much as at national level
For the national peace process to succeed, local communities need to make sense of their past and keep alive historical memory.

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