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A flurry of brutal deaths in Brazil's overcrowded prisons has shocked the country.
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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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As London’s Tate gallery hosts an unlikely tribute to Colombia’s Salsa vinyl collectors, Latinolife explains the phenomena of the ‘Salsotecas’ – the mythical vinyl-sharing encounters that have helped give the city of Cali its reputation as home to the world’s most passionate Salsa lovers.
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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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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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If Tulum is too trendy and Playa del Carmen's party vibe isn't your scene, take time out at Akumal. Just don't pester the turtles, says Elizabeth Mistry.
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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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