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Venezuela: charade and reality on the border

Charles Beach, in Cúcuta, witnessed Branson’s concert and the halting of the aid convoy

Venezuela: food as bullets

This post by Lisa Sullivan is from her own blog, Lisa's Venezuela. February 27,...

Mexico’s ‘Tren Maya’ railway: fat jaguars vs starving babies?

Elva Narcia is the founder of glifoscomunicaciones.org, one of LAB’s partners in Mexico. The article was translated from Spanish by Nick Caistor The Tren Maya...

Brazil: gunmen attack indigenous community in Porto Alegre

It is not only in the Amazon and remote rural areas that indigenous lands are coming under increased pressure as the new Bolsonaro government...

Will the Amazon Rainforest become a commodity?

Almost two centuries ago two leading British naturalists and explorers, Henry Walter Bates and Alfred Russel Wallace, spent three years studying animals and insects in the...

Amazon soya boom threatens landless

Brazil’s 1988 constitution and other laws established the right of landless peasants to claim unused and underutilized lands. Thousands, with the support of...

Voices of Latin America – social movements and the new activism

This is a book of many voices (more than 70 of them, from 14 different countries): of anthropologists and archaeologists; urban planners and architects;...

Bolsonaro’s people: the Amazon, indigenous and landless at risk

President-elect Jair Bolsonaro has chosen Ricardo Salles as Brazil’s environment minister. The former São Paulo state government environment secretary is under investigation for...

Amazon Besieged: Q&A with author Sue Branford

From 2016 to 2017, Mongabay contributors Sue Branford and Maurício Torres traveled to the Tapajós River Basin, in the heart of the Brazilian...

Amazon Besieged – by dams, soya, agribusiness and land-grabbing

The Tapajós River, a major tributary of the Amazon, is renowned for its extraordinary biodiversity and the vitality of its indigenous and riverine communities....

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