Hydro energy may represent a form of clean, renewable energy, but the expansion of hydro in Guatemala has driven social conflict between the government, multinationals and the indigenous populations.
Bernardo Kucinski argues "The PT is certainly finished. Perhaps a new left will emerge from the cinders but I have my doubts."
Sotrami, a gold mining company near Ayacucho has achieved Fair Trade certification.
A documentary film describing an MST settlement in Rio Grande do Sul
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.
High inflation in Argentina is commonly seen as a warning of imminent economic meltdown, but is this too simple a view?
Agrarian, indigenous and other communities and an emergent centre-left opposition are piling on the pressure in the run-up to presidential elections in May.

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