Society and Politics

Argentina has always been a country of extremes and now is no different. With the change of government in Argentina, there is not only a change in cultural direction, but a determination to write the ideas of 'the other' out of history.
_______________________________________________________________________________
Although present in many different Brazilian cities, pixação (often spelt ‘pichação in official accounts) is most closely identified with São Paulo. In this ‘city of walls’, pixação is everywhere. No building or wall is inaccessible to the spray cans or the latex paint of the pixadores, who treat...
_______________________________________________________________________________
Wall to wall coverage - but 43 students remain missing in Mexico. Karen Harding meets a new generation of London based human rights campaigners looking to turn the spotlight on the unfolding tragedy of the disappeared students in Mexico.
_______________________________________________________________________________
Two important advances for the Munduruku Indians in the Brazilian Amazon in recent days suggest that they could pull off an extraordinary victory.
_______________________________________________________________________________
So, the Chamber of Deputies has voted to proceed with the impeachment of the President. What next?
_______________________________________________________________________________
Mirca Moreira revels in the short London journey that quenches her craving for a little piece of Colombia.
_______________________________________________________________________________
Kristian Herbolzheimer, a key analyst in the soon-to-be-signed Colombia peace agreement, explains how this historic achievement came about and its significance for Colombia and the world.
_______________________________________________________________________________
When tempers run high in Brazil - as they are over the clamour for Dilma's Impeachment - ask for passion fruit juice to calm the nerves. And so it was done in Congress' special session on the matter, where the Attorney General argued that Dilma had not committed any crime worthy of...
_______________________________________________________________________________
Take a trip to Elephant and Castle or Seven Sisters’ indoor market and you’d be forgiven for thinking that you’d been transported to Colombia. Salsa blaring out of little shops, couples dancing between tables in mid-afternoon, and invariably some marital dispute being broadcast in public; London...
_______________________________________________________________________________
Jan Rocha reports on the attempted impeachment of Dilma and fears of vested interests behind it
_______________________________________________________________________________
Sue Branford chronicles the rapid development in the town of Altamira in the Brazilian Amazon, whose inhabitants have yet to reep any benefits.
_______________________________________________________________________________
On 21st February 2005, paramilitaries and Colombian soldiers massacred eight people from two hamlets of the San Jose Peace Community, in Apartadó, Colombia. Despite assassinations and forced displacement since the Peace Community’s foundation in 1997, this massacre was the last straw. With no trust...
_______________________________________________________________________________
As Venezuela’s economic crisis deepens, Grace Livingstone has been out to the Venezuelan countryside, gauging the effects of the crisis there.
_______________________________________________________________________________