Saturday, August 18, 2018

Senators’ New Clothes

Argentina’s Senate voted 38 to 31 to reject the law to decriminalise abortion in the early hours of August 9. Outside the Congress building,...

Amazon frontier: The Third Bank of the River

BOOK REVIEW Chris Feliciano Arnold, The Third Bank of the River. New York: Picador 2018 This book has been classified as ‘travel-writing’, but it is much...

Haiti: what fuelled the petrol protests?

After days of violent street protests, Haiti’s Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant and his cabinet resigned on Saturday July 14. The resignations followed a...

Inequality & LGBTI rights

Latin America and the Caribbean is a place of paradoxes. The region is usually depicted as relaxed, diverse, happy and open. But unfortunately, it...

Brazil: the impact of hydroelectric dams

LAB correspondent Marilene Cardoso Riveiro has made a beautiful short video, entitled 'Costs', about the impact of hydroelectric dams in Brazil on the communities...

Brazil: The courageous work of Clamor

Jan Rocha, author of LAB's widely-read Brazil blogs, has just published a new history of  Clamor, the group which took in refugees from the...

Brazil: indigenous lands in São Paulo state under threat

About 600 indigenous people living in eight villages located in the city of Peruíbe, on the coast of São Paulo state, are at risk...

Bom dia, Lula

Updated 23 June, to reflect latest legal decision. In his prison cell, every morning at 7 o’clock, Lula hears hundreds of supporters camped nearby...

Colombia: election result imperils peace

On Sunday 17th June Colombians headed to the polls to vote for their new President. As of 5.30pm the results pointed to a clear...

#NiUnaMenos: ‘Now that you see us’

A sea of green washed up in Congress square in central Buenos Aires on the evening of June 4th. The high tide of three...

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