Monday, June 25, 2018

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...

Brazil’s carnivals denounce the monsters of corruption and discrimination

São Paulo, 15 February 2018. It’s Ash Wednesday and all that’s left of Carnival in the streets of São Paulo are rows of chemical...

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,...

Brazil’s Cinderella: to prison, or to the ball?

São Paulo, 26 January 2018. Not only was Lula’s appeal rejected and his sentence increased to twelve years by the court in Porto Alegre...

Brazil: the trial of the century

São Paulo 21 January. Some are calling it the trial of the century.  The fate of the man who leads all the polls by...

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