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Brazil: mines mean murder (again)

Local leaders in Barcarena, Pará are in fear for their lives, following the murder on Monday 12 March of one of their leaders, 47...

Wixarika in Mexico Denounce Illegal Sale of Sacred Island

This article was first published by Telesur. You can see the original here. Header image: Fragment of an art piece explaining Wixarika cosmology by Jose...

Costa Rica: religious extremism in the ascendant

Costa Ricans went to the voting booths on February 4 to confirm what most polls had predicted: the victory of evangelical singer Fabricio Alvarado...

Rio: Temer plays with fire

Since 16 February an army general has been in charge of policing and security in the state of Rio de Janeiro.  This is the...

Costa Rica: is the far right poised for victory?

In an unprecedented political atmosphere, Costa Ricans will vote for a new president on February 4th. The country has become famous for its wonderful...

Why Are Mexico’s Elections Likely to Generate Violence?

This article was first published by the Council on Hemispheric Affairs, a LAB partner. You can see the original here. Header image: Mexico City Source:...

Guatemala: indigenous women take on Canada’s mining industry

This article was re-published from Ricochet by UpsideDownWorld. You can see the original here. Header image:(L-R): Amalia Cac Tiul, Elena Choc Quib, Carmelina Caal Ical,...

Peru: Fujimori pardon creates political havoc

Fujimori pardon creates political havoc Main image: Protest in Lima on 26 December 2017 against pardon for Fujimori. Clip from live stream by RT España. This...

Brazil announces end to Amazon mega-dam building policy

Brazil’s government this week announced a major shift away from its policy of building mega-dams in the Brazilian Amazon – a strategy born...

Colombia: famous peace community attacked by paramilitaries

San José de Apartado is a Comunidad de Paz in the Department of Antioquía, Colombia, created in 1997 by some 500 people displaced from...

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