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VIDEO: The Qom Protest Nobody is Listening To

VIDEO: The Qom Protest Nobody is Listening To

The Indy visits the Qom protest camp in downtown Buenos Aires and speaks to Félix Díaz about indigenous rights in Formosa, dealing with politics, and the long search for respect.

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Amnesty: Argentina’s Progress Stalled in ‘Devastating Year’ for Human Rights

Amnesty: Argentina’s Progress Stalled in ‘Devastating Year’ for Human Rights

According to Amnesty International, 2014 was a ‘devastating year’ for global human rights. But what about in Argentina? Kate Rooney looks at progress in the key areas of abortion, indigenous rights, and torture.

Posted in Human Rights, News From Argentina1 Comment

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.

Posted in Development, Environment, Social Issues0 Comments

Culture Can’t be Closed: Buenos Aires’ Cultural Centres Fight for Recognition

Culture Can’t be Closed: Buenos Aires’ Cultural Centres Fight for Recognition

Sarah Hucal looks at the precarious situation of cultural centres in Buenos Aires, and their struggle to pass a law that will protect them from arbitrary closures.

Posted in Social Issues, TOP STORY, Urban Life1 Comment

Music and Dictatorship: The Cultural Legacy of ‘El Proceso’

Music and Dictatorship: The Cultural Legacy of ‘El Proceso’

Cameron McPhedran analyses the social and political role of rock and roll, punk, and heavy metal in Argentina during the last dictatorship.

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Top 5 Indigenous Stories

To mark the anniversary of Columbus’ arrival in the Americas, we have selected five of our stories from our archive that give an overview of the issues Argentina’s indigenous communities are facing 500 years later.

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Wichipedia: Indigenous Injustice in Formosa

Wichipedia: Indigenous Injustice in Formosa

Darío Aranda looks into the anomalies in the case of five Wichí brothers from an indigenous community in oil-rich Formosa who have been detained since a violent police operation in July.

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Operation Condor: Justice for Transnational Crimes in South America

Operation Condor: Justice for Transnational Crimes in South America

The Operation Condor trial in Buenos Aires has implications for justice and accountability in Argentina but also for the rest of South America. Dr Francesca Lessa reports.

Posted in Human Rights1 Comment

Erasing Dad, A Review

Erasing Dad, A Review

Ahead of this week’s release, Wendy Gosselin reviews the controversial documentary ‘Borrando a Papá’ and interviews director Ginger Gentile and producer Gabriel Balanovsky.

Posted in Film, Human Rights, Social Issues1 Comment

La Aurora: A New Dawn

La Aurora: A New Dawn

A visit to an agroecological farm in Buenos Aires province proves that there is an alternative to soy, showing it’s possible to work the land in an efficient and profitable way without agrochemicals or fertilisers.

Posted in Development, Environment, Social Issues1 Comment

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