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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....

Transformance: in search of Bem Viver, the ‘good life’, in the...

The Fórum Bem Viver (Good Life Forum) met earlier this month to bring together indigenous leaders, military police, a federal judge, television actors,...

Oriximiná: Quilombolas vs the mines 3 — David vs Goliath

This is the third in a series of four blog-posts, written for Christian Aid and LAB by distinguished journalists João Peres and Moriti Neto 3....

Oriximiná: Quilombolas vs the mines 2 — Conservation: double standards

This is the second of a series of four blog-posts, written for Christian Aid and LAB by distinguished journalists João Peres and Moriti Neto 2....

Brazil’s MST: challenging power structures and the need for ‘historic patience’

The Movimento de Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (Landless Rural Worker's Movement, MST) has a gender-balanced national directorate of 52 individuals, with two people elected...

Guatemala: a rotten state

On 27 August, Guatemalan president Jimmy Morales made a special TV broadcast to the nation. In the broadcast, he declared that Iván Velásquez, the head...

Oriximiná: Quilombolas vs the mines 1– Land: no title, no respect

This is the first of a series of four blog-posts, written for Christian Aid and LAB by distinguished journalists João Peres and Moriti Neto 1....

Brazil: Mídia Ninja vs Globo and the media tycoons

This article was written for BrasilWire. You can read the original here. The political situation in Brazil is getting confusing, even for people who study...

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