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Criminal Code Reform: A Debate in the Making

Criminal Code Reform: A Debate in the Making

The draft bill for a new Criminal Code is yet to be sent to Congress, but it has already sparked a heated debate. Celina Andreassi explains the key changes in the ‘revolutionary’ reform.

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Un Techo para mi País: Building on Shaky Foundations

Un Techo para mi País: Building on Shaky Foundations

Julia Muriel Dominzain analyses the model used by international NGO ‘Un Techo para mi País’ and asks the uncomfortable question: who is it really benefitting?

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Editorial: A Change of Strategy by Venezuela’s Opposition

Editorial: A Change of Strategy by Venezuela’s Opposition

Celina Andreassi analyses the recent upheaval in Venezuela, arguing that the tension derives from a change in strategy by the fragmented opposition.

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Radio Wars: Community Radio Strikes Back

Radio Wars: Community Radio Strikes Back

In celebration of World Radio Day, Sam Pothecary looks at the phenomenon of community radio in Argentina, and how they are faring since 2009′s new media law passed.

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Church and State in Argentina: The Long Road to Secularism

Church and State in Argentina: The Long Road to Secularism

Celina Andreassi analyses the privileged status of the Catholic Church in Argentina and over a century of frustrated efforts to strengthen the secular state.

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Bitcoins in Argentina: A New Safe Haven?

Bitcoins in Argentina: A New Safe Haven?

Bitcoins have been making the headlines globally in recent years. Tess Bennett analyses the situation of the digital currency, which many see as a potential safe haven, in Argentina.

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Editorial: Some Thoughts on Argentina’s Current ’Crisis’

Editorial: Some Thoughts on Argentina’s Current ’Crisis’

Marc Rogers analyses how international media coverage of the latest economic developments in Argentina fails to tell the whole story.

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Trade Matters: Argentina’s Flickering Relationship with the EU

Trade Matters: Argentina’s Flickering Relationship with the EU

The loss of preferential tariffs for Mercosur exports to the EU could rush the process of establishing a free trade agreement between the two blocs, despite Argentina’s reservations. Sam Pothecary reports.

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Partido de la Red: A New Model for Democracy

Partido de la Red: A New Model for Democracy

Lucy Adler talks to Buenos Aires’ newest and most innovative party, Partido de la Red, about their views on democracy and the use of technology to improve it.

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Police Protests: Exposing the Debts of Democracy

Police Protests: Exposing the Debts of Democracy

The recent police strikes and subsequent looting sprees placed the spotlight on a variety of pressing social and political issues. Celina Andreassi analyses some of its causes and potential consequences.

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