New Internationalist

Latin America

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‘Don’t think you are safe’

FARC and the Colombian government may be talking peace, but violence against human rights defenders is increasing. Thomas Mortensen explains why.

Filed in: Colombia

Why is Britain siding with the vulture funds?

The UN wants to stop billionaire speculators forcing indebted nations like Argentina into default. Britain, the US and Germany say ‘no’. Tim Jones reports.

Filed in: Argentina Economics

Fishing for justice in Brazil

Lydia James talks to Brazilian fisher and human rights defender Alexandre Anderson de Souza.

Filed in: Brazil Corporations Human Rights

Nicaragua’s Grand Canal: more questions than answers

Concerns are riding high about the adverse effect of the planned waterway on local communities and wildlife, reports Emily Schechter.

Filed in: Conservation Nicaragua Water

Colombia’s smiley face hides torture and repression

Those who trade with Colombia should look at the plight of its political prisoners, writes Hannah Matthews.

Filed in: Colombia Human Rights Prisons Trade

PODCAST: The guillotine versus progressive tax

Naomi Fowler uncovers the World Cup tax haven while the EU Commission begins investigations into illegal state aid…

Filed in: Brazil

Will Argentina go into default on Monday?

The US supreme court’s decision to back vulture funds could damage all indebted economies. Vanessa Baird reports.

Filed in: Argentina Finance

Who should I cheer for?

It’s a goal! The country that deserves to win the World Cup may not be the one you’d expect, says Effie Jordan.

Filed in: Brazil Poverty

Spinning gold: the ‘happy’ story of Canadian mining

What world are Goldcorp’s shareholders living in, wonders Emilie Teresa Smith as she sits in on their AGM.

Filed in: Canada Guatemala Mining

Apathy wins Colombia’s first round of elections

The way Colombians vote in their presidential elections could make the difference between war or peace. Hannah Matthews reports.

Filed in: Colombia Politics

Could Venezuela-style housing reforms work for Britain’s Generation Rent?

Samir Jeraj writes on the South American country’s policy of basing rents on construction costs rather than market value.

Filed in: Housing United Kingdom Venezuela

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