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Two important advances for the Munduruku Indians in the Brazilian Amazon in recent days suggest that they could pull off an extraordinary victory.
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So, the Chamber of Deputies has voted to proceed with the impeachment of the President. What next?
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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.
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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...
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Jan Rocha reports on the attempted impeachment of Dilma and fears of vested interests behind it
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Sue Branford chronicles the rapid development in the town of Altamira in the Brazilian Amazon, whose inhabitants have yet to reep any benefits.
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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...
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As Venezuela’s economic crisis deepens, Grace Livingstone has been out to the Venezuelan countryside, gauging the effects of the crisis there.
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Gwen Burnyeat reports on the Colombian peace process and the efforts being made to promote conversation among all its actors, at both local and national levels
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Amaranta Wright basks in the stunning combination of ancient civilisations and Caribbean luxury in a family trip to the Yucatán peninsular, combining road trip adventure and resort comforts.
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Ali Rocha & Nayana Fernandez report from Sao Paolo on the series of mass protests against hikes in public transport fares.
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In my first term teaching political anthropology to first year political science undergraduates at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá, I decided to give the students the chance to design their own essay topic. The results were astounding, revealing profound and moving dimensions of...
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How does a country like Mexico, with perhaps close to half its inhabitants - some 50 million people- living in poverty, come to produce someone who is by some reckonings the richest man in the world? That is the question the Mexican journalist Diego Enrique Osorno attempts to answer in his recently...
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