A new initiative is being made in Bogota to help women stand up to machismo and to get men to change their behaviour
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This open letter, from a distinguished group of Brazilian mental health academics and professionals, was first published in El Pais Brazil on 2 September 2019. You can read the original here. It was translated for LAB from the Portuguese by Diane Grosklaus Whitty. Greta Thunberg gives life to the climate cause, just as the climate cause gives her...

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A photography exhibition and a theatre play bring the problems of reconciliation and healing in a divided society like El Salvador to London audiences.
In her second term as president, Michelle Bachelet seems in a hurry to push through wide-ranging reforms, despite opposition in Congress and a dip in her popularity ratings

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