Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Brazil: Bolsonaro – the lone wolf dreams of glory

This article is an edited translation. You can read the original on Agencia Pública's website, in Portuguese, here. Former army captain Jair Bolsonaro is no...

Bogotá’s recyclers fight for inclusion

As the city rises up the development index, Bogotá’s waste services are undergoing structural transformation. Rachel Simon learns how Colombia’s waste-picking recicladores are fighting...

On the trail of Che

A wave of nostalgia is sweeping Latin America as the 50th anniversary of the death of Che Guevara approaches. Julio Etchart follows the ‘Che route’ to...

How the US Imposes the Worst of Its Prison Paradigm Abroad

This report by Nasim Chatha for Truthout was first published on July 22 2017. You can read the original here. The new federal penitentiary in...

Brazil: police target MST members in land occupations

The small town of Quedas do Iguaçu, in southern Brazil close to the border with Paraguay, awoke to the sound of helicopters on November 4 last...

What Afro-Venezuelans can teach the government

Jesús Alberto ‘Chucho’ García is Venezuelan Consul General in New Orleans and previously represented the Venezuelan government in Angola, Mali and Burkina Faso.  He...

Colombia: the peace process merits cautious optimism

As peace activists, we have become too accustomed to share bad news. However, on this occasion I’m glad to be able to say that,...

LAB Newsletter September 2017: Brazil, Voices of Latin America, Mining

23 September 2017 Dear LAB Supporter and Friend, Apologies for the long hiatus since our last newsletter. We'll try to make them more regular in future. Brazil We’ve...

Brazil: King Canute and his gang

Sāo Paulo, 16 September: Like a tropical King Canute, president Michel Temer defies the waves of accusations battering his government, even when they are presented...

Oriximiná: Quilombolas vs the mines 4 — Company policy: Divide and...

This is the final post in a series of four written for Christian Aid and LAB by distinguished journalists João Peres and Moriti Neto 4....

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