As the city rises up the development index, Bogotá’s waste services are undergoing structural transformation. Rachel Simon learns how Colombia’s waste-picking recicladores are fighting to play their part as services are commercialised, and to do so with better pay, recognition, and conditions. This article was first published in Resource Magazine. You can read the original here. Mention Colombia and the first...
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.
So, the Chamber of Deputies has voted to proceed with the impeachment of the President. What next?
Argument in the run-up to the second round of the elections, to be held on 26 October, promises be hard-hitting, even vicious.
As the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff moves inexorably closer, Brazil watches and waits. It is like seeing a play that both fascinates and repels.
Authorities, representatives of social and cultural movements, and an appreciative audience gathered in Belo Horizonte for the opening of the Farmers' Market Shop, another permanent space for sale of products from Land Reform farms. The shop occupies a prime location in the capital city of Minas Gerais, on the corner of Avenida Augusto de Lima, in the Barro Preto neighbourhood,...
The impeachment of Dilma looks almost certain. But the forces likely to be unleashed are hard to predict and harder to control.

Heading for 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.
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

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