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?
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.
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.
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.