The Mining Fraud: Lessons from Chubut

The Mining Fraud: Lessons from Chubut

Darío Aranda analyses the impact of the Canadian mining lobby in Argentina and Latin America's environment, society, and democratic processes.

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HSBC’s Magic Gloves

HSBC’s Magic Gloves

One of the world's biggest banks, HSBC, has come under scrutiny recently as it was accused of money laundering and tax evasion. How is the British finance giant dealing with the claims?

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The Indy’s Weekly Review – 12th December 2014

The Indy’s Weekly Review – 12th December 2014

This week: we analyse Buenos Aires’ social housing crisis, we talk to Cecilia Milesi about human rights and transitional justice, and we look at the media's double standards when covering Venezuela.

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The Indy’s Weekly Review – 5th December 2014

The Indy’s Weekly Review – 5th December 2014

This week, a look at the challenges facing Uruguayan president-elect Tabaré Vázquez, we speak to Sergio Federovisky about Argentina's position on climate change, and ask why December is so volatile here.

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The Indy’s Weekly Review – 28th November 2014

The Indy’s Weekly Review – 28th November 2014

This week: Argentina's mining lobby, an interview with Juan Pablo Hudson about drugs, violence, and police corruption in Rosario, and the media uproar over the Uruguayan president calling Mexico a "failed state".

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UN Leaders Call For End to Violence Against Women

UN Leaders Call For End to Violence Against Women

Yesterday leaders from around the world gathered at the UN to call for an end to gender violence, particularly in Latin America, which is one of the most dangerous and unequal places for women.

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The Indy’s Weekly Review – 21st November 2014

The Indy’s Weekly Review – 21st November 2014

This week: a tense week in Colombia after the suspension of peace talks, talk to Marcos Filardi about changes to the seed law, and we question why some lives seem to matter more than others to the media.

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Inside Argentina’s Blue Dollar Market

Inside Argentina’­;s Blue Dollar Market

You've probably heard about the blue dollar rate, but how does this illegal and opaque currency market really work? The Indy went behind the curtain to find out.

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The Indy’s Weekly Review – 14th November 2014

The Indy’s Weekly Review – 14th November 2014

This week: we look at immigration reforms, speak to the ODHPI about ongoing land struggles in Patagonia, and analyse the international media coverage of the missing Ayotzinapa students in Mexico.

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The Indy’s Weekly Review – 7th November 2014

The Indy’s Weekly Review – 7th November 2014

In our new weekly podcast, we go inside the 'blue dollar' market, speak to Mocase-VC about an historic trial in Santiago del Estero, and examine the media circus around a boy who wants to be president...

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