Society and Politics

A flurry of brutal deaths in Brazil's overcrowded prisons has shocked the country.
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David Wright in Lima reports on a scandal that spans three Peruvian presidencies and probably includes the current one...
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The Supreme Court and the Senate found a 'jeitinho' to get around part of their present impasse. But time and their credibility are running out.
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Colombians in the UK blog to express their hope, sadness and determination to keep peace alive
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Richard Gott, historian, journalist and one of the few foreigners who met both Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, recounts his impressions of the 20th century revolutionary icon.
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More than a decade after the Pasta de Conchos mining disaster killed 65 miners in Mexico, families are asking the UK to help with their struggle for justice, reports Elizabeth Mistry
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Maya and Garifuna communities are resisting over-zealous national park regulation and encroaching oil exploration. Rachel Simon explores indigenous land rights and social issues in southern Belize over three blog posts. Rachel spent time in Belize recording voices of indigenous community land...
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A moving tribute to Dom Paulo Evaristo Arns on his 95th birthday
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Visiting the UK to brief UK lawyers on the current situation in Colombia, in tandem with President Santos' state visit, was Dr Reinaldo Villalba Vargas of Colombia’s most prestigious human rights lawyers collective, the Colectivo de Abogados José Alvear Restrepo (CAJAR). Latinolife talks to...
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Attending a formal banquet with President Santos’ as part of his official State visit to the UK, leading Colombian human rights lawyer Reinaldo Villalba highlights the importance of human rights protection in light of President Santos renewed efforts to attract investment to Colombia on state visit...
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Latinolife explores the two sides of this controversial debate.
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The arrest of the former speaker of Congress has sent shock-waves through Brasilia.
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The PT (Workers' Party) fared very badly in the recent municipal elections and is unlikely to recover before 2018. The political system is entering a new era, but no one knows where it will lead.
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