New Internationalist

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Business as usual: Peru’s new president leaps to the right

By pushing forward a hotly contested mining project and enacting a state of emergency, Ollanta Humala’s presidency is off to a worrying start.

Filed in: Activism Democracy Mining Peru

Victory for Asháninka against Amazonian dam-builders

Respect for indigenous rights leads to company pull-out on controversial dam project in Peru, reports Vanessa Baird.

Filed in: Human Rights Indigenous Peoples Peru

An inconvenient truth: the real Colombia

He may be David Cameron’s new best friend, but Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos isn’t all he’s cracked up to be – and nor is his country, says Miriam Wells

Filed in: Colombia Politics

Time’s up for Guatemala’s ex-president

Accused of money-laundering and fraud, Alfonso Portillo’s luck could be running out, explains Anna Bevan.

Filed in: Guatemala Politics

Why Evo Morales did a U-turn on the TIPNIS Amazon highway

Georgiana Keate reports on a victory for indigenous people in Bolivia, who are forcing their president to honour his word.

Filed in: Bolivia Land

Argentina's Cristina Kirchner sails to victory

Ed Stocker witnessed first hand how the presidentas curious combo of glitz, compassion and graft secured a landslide win.

Filed in: Argentina Democracy

Peruvians rise up against the mines

The scale of indigenous-led protests against mining in southern Peru took most by surprise. Vanessa Baird on what led to such flare-ups.

Filed in: Mining Peru

Peru's dam busters

Vanessa Baird discovers why the Asháninka people of the River Ene are taking a hard line against dam builders – and others.

Filed in: Dams Indigenous Peoples Peru Power Rivers

Podcast: Vanessa Baird on nature's defenders

An interview with Vanessa Baird, author of our October issue’s main feature on the indigenous peoples resisting environmentally damaging projects in South America and across the globe.

Filed in: Indigenous Peoples Peru

I am the first to divorce for Guatemala

Guatemalans go to the polls on 11 September - but despite an embarrassment of candidates, many fear it’s a case of simply hoping that the least bad option wins.

Filed in: Guatemala

The boys in Brazil's favelas who shun violence

Gender activist Gary Barker sees young men who respect woman and are connected fathers.

Filed in: Brazil Women Youth

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