With over 60,000 homicides a year, Brazil is facing a crisis that overwhelmingly impacts poor, young, black men.
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In honour of International Women’s Day, LASC looks at one of the most dynamic social movements in Latin America today – NiUnaMenos – and the culture of machismo it is fighting against.
Partisan judges, a lack of evidence, and a right-wing government on the offensive: the ingredients of Lula’s recent trial highlight a worrying undemocratic trend in Brazil.
The 2009 conviction of Alberto Fujimori, Peru’s autocratic former president, on multiple counts of crimes against humanity was widely seen as a major blow against impunity in the embattled country. Now, nearly nine years later, shady dealings in the Peruvian Congress threaten to completely subvert the course of justice.
Eimhin O’Reilly For the 21 million capitalinos living in Greater Mexico City, earthquakes are nothing new. In fact, when a devastating temblor rocked the city one month ago, people all over the country had just finished their annual, state-mandated evacuation drills – a relic of the massive, 8.0 earthquake that claimed the lives of 10,000 […]
Colombia Faces Challenge to Build Peace, Without Sacrificing its Famed Biodiversity Ondrej Prosicky / shutterstock By Jane Feeney Colombia is the second most biodiverse country in the world, as measured by species richness. But over the past half century it has also been home to a brutal civil war, inflicting death and displacement on its […]
On the occasion of the third anniversary of the Ayotzinapa disappearances, LASC is republishing this piece by Liam Bradshaw, who has spent the last six years in the southern state of Chiapas, working closely with local community groups. By Liam Bradshaw “The horror has a name and its name is Ayotzinapa.’ (SCI Galeano) On September […]