Covid-19

A wave of protest paralysed Ecuador, with roads blockaded and food running short in some areas. The protests were led by indigenous organizations, but backed by students and trade unions. After various authoritarian actions and threats, Lasso has been forced to conciliate and the protests have subsided for now.
Ecuador - Shuar protest against mining
Former MiningWatch Canada researcher Jen Moore reports on Global mining companies which have used the pandemic to push unwanted projects on vulnerable communities, who are fighting back — and sometimes winning.
Covid-19 has caused untold damage in Latin America. The region accounts for almost a third of Covid-19 deaths despite making up less than 10 percent of the world’s population. Many of the region’s economies also suffered disproportionately when compared to the rest of the world. While global production had contracted by approximately three per cent […]
Collective emergency responses to the pandemic from women in the Maré favelas of Rio further awakened other women survivors of gendered violence, research shows.
Homelessness has increased dramatically during the Covid pandemic in São Paulo. A film and exhibition explore the way homeless people convert the street into a place of semi-permanent dwelling.
Venezuela, once a 'good example' for malaria control is now facing an epidemic of infections, fuelled by mining, deforestation, poverty and violence, especially in the Arco Minero around Sifontes
Single mothers who raise their families alone were hit face on by the loss of jobs and income; women are always the last to eat.
Extraordinary photo of a Zo'é man carrying his father to be vaccinated has gone viral as a symbol of hope for all Brazilians
Venezuelan migrants in Colombia
Around 2,000 Venezuelans per day are now migrating to Colombia, mostly using 'informal' crossing points. Colombia's policy of economic integration has benefited some, but now faces growing hostility towards the newcomers
Why did Peru suffer 200,000 deaths in a population of less than 33 million?