Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Seasoned Brazilian political observer, Bernardo Kucinski, comments on the victory of Dilma Rousseff, suggesting in passing that this election could pave the way for the return of Lula.
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.


Helps bridge the gap between home and school for children living in Ccorca, a Quechua district in southern Peru
The extraordinary discoverey by Estela Carlotto of her grandson is breathing life into the campaign to hold to account those responsible for the appaling human rights violations committed during the military dictatorship.
Across Mexico and Central America cell-phones bring benefits and some dangers, especially for women.
When a prostitute in Brazil denounces police violence she is beaten up and threatened --by the police.
In an increasingly ageing population,grandmothers have heavy economic and caring burdens but are also finding new opportunities .
Cuban TV provoked a storm of indignation when it appeared to hold women solely responsible for the country's low birth-rate.
Immigration is contentious both in US internal politics and in its relations with Mexico. Soon, however, US demand for labour may outstrip the supply of immigrants.
The essential thinking visitor's guide book by Jan Rocha & Francis McDonagh, in a 2nd edition updated for the Rio Olympics and challenging times in the continent's largest and most dynamic country.

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