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Dive Tierra Bomba Dive, made in 2020 by The Right to Roam Films, tells the story of 19-year-old Yassandra Barrios, who emerges as the environmental leader of her Colombian island, Tierra Bomba, home to the Varadero Reef.
President Biden’s climate summit, starting on 22 April, World Earth Day, will see him aiming to bring Brazil’s leader Jair Bolsonaro into line.
Residents of Cuenca, in Azuay province, voted overwhelmingly in a 'consulta popular' to ban mining that would affect key water resources. Incoming president Guillermo Lasso may find it hard to ignore this result.
The Dominican president has announced plans to build a new, Trump-style wall, to exclude Haitian migrants. This responds to and will further fuel his country's sad record of discrimination against Haitians and will penalise poor border areas which rely on trade and exchange.
Scientists, academics and officials of environmental agencies are being attacked with insults, death threats, gag orders, theft and kidnapping -- organised or encouraged by the Bolsonaro government
Imperdonable is a compelling short film that condemns the hegemonic model of masculinity in El Salvador.
This new review of LAB’s Voices of Latin America – social movements and the new activism appears in the April 2021 issue (Vol 85 No.2) of US journal Science and Society, and was reproduced on the website of Monthly Review Press, the US distributor of Voices. Main image: Honduran educator and activist Pavel Nuñez speaking […]
In 'Animales Extintos', Lucas Quintana takes a closer look at the cultures within which machismo exists, offering a sensitively rendered vision of the toxicity of certain male friendships, and their potentially noxious consequences.
A day after Marielle’s murder, Brazilian poets spontaneously posted poems about her murder and legacy on various social media accounts. These poems were then published in 2018 in a collection published by Quintal Edições titled: Um girassol nos teus cabelos – poemas para Marielle Franco (A Sunflower in Her Hair – Poems for Marielle Franco).
The iniquitous ISDS system allows mining companies to sue Latin American governments for massive amounts of 'compensation' every time their mining activities are blocked by local community opposition or environmental concerns.