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VIDEO: ESMA – Argentina’s Human Rights Museum

VIDEO: ESMA – Argentina’s Human Rights Museum

Marc Rogers visits ESMA with Víctor Basterra, a survivor of the ex-clandestine detention centre in Buenos Aires, now a memorial for the 30,000 disappeared during Argentina’s 1976-83 military dictatorship.

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The Social Mobility Paradox and the Educational Crisis in Argentina

The Social Mobility Paradox and the Educational Crisis in Argentina

Once a matter of national pride, the Argentine educational system is today in crisis, and has become a microcosm of the challenges confronting the rest of the world. Patricia Di Filippo investigates.

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A Marathon Speech to Start the Legislative Year

A Marathon Speech to Start the Legislative Year

President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner covered all sorts of issues in her long speech before Congress yesterday, though stopped short of any major policy announcements. Celina Andreassi breaks it down.

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Paraguay’s Soy Boom: A Blessing or a Curse?

Paraguay’s Soy Boom: A Blessing or a Curse?

From Paraguay, Indy contributor Guillermo D’Angelo weighs up the economic opportunities and social challenges presented by the country’s boom in soybean production.

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Macri’s Vetoes: Implications for the Democratic System

Macri’s Vetoes: Implications for the Democratic System

Having vetoed more than 100 bills since coming into office in 2007, Celina Andreassi wonders whether Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri is undermining the city’s democratic system.

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‘May the people vote': 100 Years of the Sáenz Peña Law

‘May the people vote': 100 Years of the Sáenz Peña Law

Mark Orton remembers the century-old bill that introduced universal suffrage for adult men, breaking the stranglehold of the elite and paving the way for Argentina’s first democratic government.

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2002-2012: Remembering the Social Movements that Reimagined Argentina

2002-2012: Remembering the Social Movements that Reimagined Argentina

Continuing our crisis anniversary series, Francesca Fiorentini asks what remains of the popular movements that demanded change in Argentina a decade ago and inspired the world?

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2002-2012: Kirchnerismo and the Rebuilding of the State

2002-2012: Kirchnerismo and the Rebuilding of the State

As our anniversary series turns its attention to the aftermath of the 2001-2002 crisis, and the mark it made on the country, Celina Andreassi looks at its impact on local politics, and the unlikely rise of the Kirchners.

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2001-2011: The Making of a Crisis

2001-2011: The Making of a Crisis

In the latest installment of our anniversary series on Argentina’s 2001-2002 crisis, Marc Rogers looks at the build up to the country’s economic collapse, which can be traced back to 1976.

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The Indy Eye: December 2001 and 2011

The Indy Eye: December 2001 and 2011

The protests in December 2001 shook the system which responded with deadly repressive force. Patricio Murphy shares his photos from both 20th December 2001 and 2011.

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