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On This Day in… 1970: The Kidnapping of General Aramburu

On This Day in… 1970: The Kidnapping of General Aramburu

Marc Rogers revisits the moment the Montoneros guerrilla movement announced its arrival on the Argentine political scene with the audacious kidnapping and execution of General Pedro Aramburu.

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Ten Years of Kirchnerism: The Power of Words

Ten Years of Kirchnerism: The Power of Words

Tomorrow marks ten years since Néstor Kirchner’s inauguration as Argentina’s president. Celina Andreassi analyses some of the changes that this decade has left on the political discourse.

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Waging the Media War in Venezuela: Maduro’s First Month in Power

Waging the Media War in Venezuela: Maduro’s First Month in Power

The first month of Nicolás Maduro’s term has been full of wild accusations and mudslinging, with little debate on the real challenges ahead. Our Venezuela correspondent Lou Cash writes from Caracas.

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Breaking the Wall of Impunity in Uruguay

Breaking the Wall of Impunity in Uruguay

Uruguayan judges and prosecutors are beginning to defy the Supreme Court of Justice’s closure of human rights investigations. Francesca Lessa and Pierre-Louis Le Goff analyse the situation.

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Paraguay’s New President: Better the Devil you Know?

Paraguay’s New President: Better the Devil you Know?

Paraguay’s new president, millionaire businessman Horacio Cartes, promises a new era of politics and to reinvent the Partido Colorado. Celina Andreassi and Marc Rogers analyse the challenges ahead.

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18A: What Has Changed and What Is At Stake

18A: What Has Changed and What Is At Stake

Last Thursday, a massive anti-government protest took place across the country. Soledad Vega explains why its message was aimed not only at the government -but also at the opposition.

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On This Day in… 1987: Raúl Alfonsín and the Easter Rebellion

On This Day in… 1987: Raúl Alfonsín and the Easter Rebellion

As the first in a new series reflecting on the anniversaries of key moments in Argentine history, Marc Rogers examines the complex legacy of Raúl Alfonsín’s handling of the Easter military uprising in 1987.

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Separation of Church and State: The Papacy’s Role in Argentine Politics

Separation of Church and State: The Papacy’s Role in Argentine Politics

George Nelson analyses the possible impact on Argentine politics of Pope Francis’ appointment, within the context of the historically tense relationship between the church and the state.

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Prostitution in Argentina: Legitimate Work or Violent Exploitation?

Prostitution in Argentina: Legitimate Work or Violent Exploitation?

The debate over whether prostitution is a legitimate job or a form of exploitation is ongoing. Avery Kelly presents all sides of the discussion and analyses Argentina’s official stance.

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Habemus Papam: An Argentine in the Vatican

Habemus Papam: An Argentine in the Vatican

Celina Andreassi analyses the reactions to the appointment of Argentine cardinal Jorge Bergoglio as Pope Francis, as well as the speculations regarding his past and his future.

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24th March marks the anniversary of the 1976 coup that brought Argentina's last dictatorship to power, a bloody seven year period in which thousands of citizens were disappeared and killed. Many of the victims passed through ESMA, a clandestine detention centre turned human rights museum

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