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Here, LAB contributors reflect on books, films, photography, music and artwork speaking up for social and environmental justice in Latin America.

Abrázame como antes: Queer love as care and compassion towards society’s...

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Costa Rica is a relatively safe haven in the region for migrants fleeing the North Triangle, including LGBTQ+ people. Costa Rican film Abrázame como...

What the FARC?

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'Leonor: The Story of a Lost Childhood' is not a simple story of bad left-wing guerrillas, good right-wing army—it is one in which the dehumanisation of women forms a prevailing undercurrent of the pursuit or exercise of power by men of all stripes in even the most quotidian circumstances.

‘The Dark Side of Skin’: race relations in modern Brazil

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Jeferson Tenório, originally from Rio de Janeiro, is currently a teacher of literature in Porto Alegre. The Dark Side of Skin is his third novel and winner of the esteemed Jabuti national literature prize.

‘Eureka’ is a reflection on oppression and a sensorial ride into...

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Lisandro Alonso's film, 'Eureka,' intricately weaves together three distinct plots set in different parts of the Americas over different eras, presenting us with challenging and thought-provoking transitions across various genres.

Migration: Where Can We Live in Peace

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New film by Judy Jackson tells the story of the ABBA House migrant shelter in Celaya, Mexico.

Chile: Victims of eye trauma tell their stories

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Ojos: Memoria de un estallido is a book put together as a memorial for victims of eye trauma suffered as a result of the...

Laura Citarella’s thrilling and mysterious ’Trenque Lauquen’

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Trenque Lauquen, the second solo work (and third feature after Dog Lady, co-directed with Verónica Llinás in 2015) from Argentine director Laura Citarella, is a beautifully complex treatise on...

The Amazon: the Sound of the Jaguar’s Roar

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The story of Miranha and Juri, two indigenous children kidnapped from their people by German scientists 200 years ago, told in novel form by award-winning Brazilian author Micheliny Berunschk

Lila Avilés’ ‘Tótem’ brims with light and life

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Taking place over the course of one fraught day, Totém immerses the audience in the world of seven-year-old Sol, as her family prepares for...

Banzeiro: the battle to reforest our worlds

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Sue Branford reviews an astonishing book by Eliane Brum, one of Brazil's most famous journalists, who says that only by 'reforesting' our world can we learn how to halt the wholesale destruction of our planet and our species

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