Monday, October 23, 2017
Under the presidency of Michel Temer, one of the first areas to be dismantled was Agrarian Reform. The Ministry of Agrarian Development (MDA) was abolished and made part of the Ministry of Social Development. Later it was downgraded to a special secretariat under the aegis of the Casa Civil . This marked the dismantling of the the Agrarian...
Rosa of the Wild Grass: the Story of a Nicaraguan Family, by Fiona Macintosh, was published by LAB just over a year ago. To mark the first anniversary of this remarkable book, Fiona gathered a group of nine local people at the Harbour Arts Centre in Irvine, Ayrshire, as part of the exhibition 'My Home is Your Home -...
From Punta Gorda: In the second of three blog posts, Rachel Simon explores indigenous land rights and social issues in southern Belize. Rachel spent time in Belize recording voices of indigenous community land rights activists for LAB’s forthcoming book, Voices of Latin America. ‘"Teechaz gat yuh bak" means we will stand up for what is right. We will fight for...
Companies like Vale and Odebrecht are in charge of Brazil's largest projects in Africa, with disastrous consequences.
In the last of the series, Russell White looks at the geo-strategic implications of the Nicaraguan Canal and wonders why the United States has not been more vocal.
Even after more than two years of peace talks, observers still disagree as to whether president Santos is an opportunist or a true advocate of peace.

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Latin America Bureau is a UK Registered Charity (No: 1113039) and, as Latin America (Research and Action) Limited, a Company limited by guarantee (No: 01488712) Council of Management Julia Buxton*, Tim Cahill*, Julian Filochowski, George Gelber*, David Lehmann* (Company Secretary), Marcela López Levy*, Shafik Meghji*, Linda Newson*, Graciela Romero Vasquez, David Treece* (Chair), Fiona Watson, Patrick Wilcken* (* is also a Trustee and...
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Doubts grow as to whether the increasingly repressive regime would allow Xiomara Castro, the wife of the deposed president, to take power, were she to win the 24 November presidential elections.

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