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Chapter 8 - State violence, policing and paramilitaries

Colombia: Indigenous Guard’s murder was premeditated

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Following the murder of Colombian Indigenous leader Albeiro Camayo Güetio in January 2022 by FARC dissidents, independent digital media outlet 070 interview a human rights activist and a researcher at Conflict Responses Foundation to understand the crime and the government’s and FARC dissidents’ responsibility for it.

Colombia: London mural honours Lucas Villa

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A mural by street artist Kapo in London’s Stockwell Hall of Fame was painted in honour of one of the many protestors killed in Colombia during the national strike of 2021.

Blood River: the life and murder of Berta Cáceres

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Honduran environmental defender Berta Cáceres was brutally murdered in 2016 because of her opposition to the construction of the Agua Zarca dam, which threatened indigenous Lenca communities. This podcast series examines her life and death.

Colombia: I resist, therefore I exist

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‘Resisto, luego existo’, the new exhibition at Bogota’s Centro de Memoria, Paz y Reconciliacion opens to the public with documentaries about centres of resistance around the country.

New books from LAB authors

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LAB authors have published three new books - on indigenous communities vs extractive industries in Ecuador; and on the military dictatorship, torture and human rights in Brazil

‘Revolutionary Dreams’: first-hand account of repression under Pinochet

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Revolutionary Dreams, a new film by Dan Philips and Malcolm Boorer, tells the story of a Chilean young family’s escape from Pinochet’s fascist regime to Wales.

Honduras: can Fyffes workers count on Castro?

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Food giant Fyffes has a long history of exploiting Honduran workers, especially in the production of melons. The country's newly elected president, Xiomara Castro, has promised to protect trade unionists and rural workers. Will she keep her promise?

Guatemala: defending land and water

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In Guatemala, environmental defenders are criminalised, evicted, beaten, imprisoned and sometimes killed. It is one of the most dangerous places in the world for those who seek to defend their communities, lands and environment.

Is Mexico City’s police force as bad as its reputation?

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Alonso Ruizpalacios’ latest feature film 'A Cop Movie' defies expectations about the Mexico City Police and gets to the core of the force’s role in society.  

K – the story of a search

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Bernardo Kucinski's searing memoir 'K' tells the story of the agonised search by a father for his disappeared daughter, kidnapped and eventually murdered by...

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