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Honduras: can Fyffes workers count on Castro?

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Food giant Fyffes has a long history of exploiting Honduran workers, especially in the production of melons. The country's newly elected president, Xiomara Castro, has promised to protect trade unionists and rural workers. Will she keep her promise?

Venezuela: linked tragedies of a family

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This appeal if for the freedom of Rodney Álvarez, sentenced to 15 years in prison in Venezuela for the alleged shooting of another trade unionist. His wife was killed in a traffic accident and his brother in another work dispute.

Peru: teachers and social justice

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A prolonged and bitter teachers' strike in Peru in 2017 was about much wider social discontents and eventually brought militant strikers' leader Pedro Castillo victory in the country's presidential elections.

Mining: Vale pays out but Antofagasta stalls workforce

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Vale mining is finally forced to pay compensation to Minas Gerais state, but the victims of the Brumadinho disaster are not consulted. In Chile, Antofagasta mining faces strike action. From LAB's London Mining Network blog.

Bananas boom while workers pay the price

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Despite Latin America having some of the highest COVID-19 death rates in the world, the ‘essential’ banana export industry has thrived, while workers have...

Uruguay’s paradox: will the pandemic accelerate neo-liberal policies?

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To many citizens' dismay, Uruguay's exemplary handling of the pandemic could help pave the way for the Lacalle Pou administration to pass new, seemingly neoliberal, legislation.

Nicaragua’s youth movement for agro-ecology

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Young people and rural trade unions in Nicaragua are campaigning for a better, more sustainable agriculture industry.

Paraguay: a working example of communal land

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The Mbyju’i Communal Land Association: protector of the common good. by Andrew Nickson Origin: The association goes back to the old days when, lacking land of...

Brazil: lorry drivers strike brings chaos

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São Paulo, 29 May 2018: A week-long strike by hundreds of thousands of lorry drivers, blockading highways and interrupting deliveries of petrol, food, medical...

Nicaragua: What now?

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  Tens of thousands of Nicaraguans marched through the streets of the capital Managua and other cities at the end of April. The demonstrations were in...

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