Friday, July 20, 2018
From the days of the Somoza dictatorship, through insurrection, the Sandinista victory, the Contra war, election defeat, the struggle for survival up to 2013: three generations of the women of one peasant family tell their story
Passion fruit juice, Mad Hatter's Tea Party, outrageous headline in The Economist and non-stop sessions of Congress, as Brazil grinds its way towards impeachment.
Brazil's Chamber of Deputies will probably vote on whether President Dilma Rousseff is to be impeached on 14 or 15 April. Lula is frantically trying to cobble together a new alliance but time is running out.
LAB launches the first of its new series of Special Reports -- a critical look at the the decade of rule by the Workers' Party (PT) in Brazil. Reviewers seem to like it. Look at what they have to say.
To celebrate the publication of its new book on Brazil, LAB asked several experts to give us their views on the cause of the Brazilian crisis. Their explanations are surprisingly different -- and contradictory. Join the debate and add your comment.
Bernardo Kucinski argues "The PT is certainly finished. Perhaps a new left will emerge from the cinders but I have my doubts."
Argument in the run-up to the second round of the elections, to be held on 26 October, promises be hard-hitting, even vicious.
Who could ask for more? A supremely well-written travelogue whose authors are trade unionists and journalists with a deep interest in the societies they visit.
It will soon be two years since the PRI returned to power and people from different walks of life are already fed up with the lack of progress in the economy and education. LAB editor Javier Farje reports from Mexico City
Alfonso Cuarón questions President Peña Nieto about government plans to reform the oil and gas industry.

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