Society and Politics

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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To be or not to be Afro-Latino? Maria V. Luna explores the resurgance of black pride in Latin America and its diasporas.
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As the referendum nears, asking the public to take a leap of faith in Peace, the residents in Tumaco know that it will come at a price and move forward under no ilusions, as Niamh Ni Bhriain explores
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Celebrating 20 years of her legendary Latino LGBT Club night Exilio this Friday, Gloria Lizcano has been the pioneer and main activist for the Latin LGBT community in London.
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Brazil proclaimed that it would be hosting a Green Olympics. Despite some bright spots, the result was disappointing, our Brazil correspondent says.
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In early August, the Brazilian government unexpectedly cancelled the São Luiz do Tapajós hydroelectric power station, the largest of a series of major dams planned along the Tapajós River and its tributaries. Indigenous groups and environmentalists celebrated that victory. But now comes a timely...
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With the entire final agreement finally signed in Havana, the peace accords must now be submitted to a national referendum on October 2. The outcome remains uncertain. Gwen Burnyeat is a British anthropologist and writer, who has been lecturer in the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and has also...
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A young Afro Latina from the US is inspired by a show of UK solidarity for Black Lives Matter in Brixton and suggests ways Latinos in the UK can help
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Brazil’s congressional ethics committee recently voted to remove Deputy Eduardo Cunha, one of the orchestrators of President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment, from his position as Lower House Speaker. This decision comes after a series of allegations accusing him of having unregulated overseas bank...
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From remote cities in Colombia’s South like Pasto, to Bogotá, the financial and political capital, tens of thousands of people turned out to watch the signing of the historic ‘End of Conflict’ agreement on big screens in main squares. They danced in the streets and new voices were heard inviting...
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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.
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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.
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