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EmpoderArte, a Peruvian-based NGO which offers a decentralised film education to women, Karoline organises and runs workshops up and down Peru, mobilising hundreds of women to discover and embrace the emancipatory power of storytelling.
The month of November has seen a procession of three presidents in the national palace in Lima. But Peru’s institutional instability dates back much further. The last elected president was Pedro Pablo Kuczyinski (widely known as PPK), who was elected to a five-year term in 2016. Two years later, Kuczyinski was alleged by Congress to […]
Today, LAB is proud to launch a crowdfunding campaign for a brand new and very important LAB project: The Heart of Our Earth: Community Resistance to Mining in Latin America. Why mining? And why now? Mining has expanded massively in Latin America in recent decades. Vast landscapes have been stripped to feed the factories of […]
Across Latin America, mining has expanded massively in recent decades. Vast landscapes have been stripped to feed the factories of Europe, North America and Asia – and not only in traditional mining regions, but also in hitherto pristine areas in places like Argentine Patagonia, the Amazon Rainforest and the Guatemalan Highlands. But communities aren’t taking […]
24 November 2020 Today LAB is launching a Crowdfunding appeal for £10,000 to enable us to continue our major new project The Heart of Our Earth – Community Resistance to Mining in Latin America. The project includes a printed book (to be published in 2022) and a website which we will launch soon and update […]
A new report highlights the escalating existential crisis among the 30,000 Indigenous people living in the Yanomami Territory, covering 9,664,975 hectares (37,317 square miles) in northern Brazil. Data shows that the Yanomami reserve is in the top ten areas now most prone to illegal deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon. The report accuses Jair Bolsonaro’s Brazilian […]
LAB is delighted to announce that we have been awarded funding from the Society of Latin America Studies (SLAS). The grant will be used to produce a series of online seminars as part of LAB’s Voices of Latin America project. Our book Voices of Latin America and its associated website were published in January 2019, […]
A year ago, Paulo Paulino, a Guajajara Indian, was murdered, with the assassination reverberating around the world. To mark the anniversary of his death, Fiona Watson, director of advocacy at Survival International and a member of LAB’s council, has written two articles. In the first, she interviewed Paulino’s cousin Tainaky, who witnessed his death. In […]
A year ago, Paulo Paulino, a Guajajara Indian, was murdered, with the assassination reverberating around the world. To mark the anniversary of his death, Fiona Watson, director of advocacy at Survival International and a member of LAB’s council, has written two articles. In the first, she interviews Paulino’s cousin Tainaky, who witnessed his death. In […]
Cajamarca on fire: People in Cajamarca burned a puppet with interim president Merino’s head on it, representing the corrupted political landscape in Peru. Photo: Irma Cabrera Abanto / @irma.cabrera.abanto
On Monday 9 November, Peru tumbled into political turmoil when the congress voted for the impeachment of President Martín Vizcarra, accusing him of corruption. Since then, Peruvians across the country have been protesting to voice their anger. Images from Peruvian photographers narrate the current political turmoil