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Police Violence: Argentina’s Other Security Emergency

Police Violence: Argentina’s Other Security Emergency

With instances of police brutality still repeating themselves, Matthew Corb examines the complex debate over reforming Argentina’s security forces amid Macri’s push to get ‘tough on crime’ .

Posted in Analysis, TOP STORY, Urban Life3 Comments

VIDEO: The Indy Meets… Trans Activist Kalym Soria

VIDEO: The Indy Meets… Trans Activist Kalym Soria

The Indy speaks to activist Kalym Soria – the first male transsexual to change his gender on national IDs under the 2012 identity law – about his story and the challenges facing Argentina’s trans community.

Posted in Human Rights, Video0 Comments

Stitched Up: The Labour Abuses in Argentina’s Textile Industry

Stitched Up: The Labour Abuses in Argentina’s Textile Industry

Ciara Nugent investigates the murky world of sweatshops and slave labour that lies behind Argentina’s fashion and textile industry.

Posted in Analysis, Human Rights, TOP STORY, Urban Life2 Comments

Famatina: The Town that Keeps Beating the Mining Giants

Famatina: The Town that Keeps Beating the Mining Giants

We speak to Carolina Suffich, one of the leaders of the Asamblea de Famatina, which for nine years has been successfully resisting the arrival of large-scale mining near the picturesque La Rioja town.

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Caminos de la Villa: Putting BA’s Impoverished Neighbourhoods on the Map

Caminos de la Villa: Putting BA’s Impoverished Neighbourhoods on the Map

A collaborative project to map all the low-income and informal neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires seeks to help villa residents with better access to the public services most take for granted.

Posted in Development, Urban Life, Villas0 Comments

Disco Sopa: A Recipe for Tackling Food Waste

Disco Sopa: A Recipe for Tackling Food Waste

Disco Sopa is an international anti-waste movement with the goal of filling bellies – not garbage bins – with food. Azzura Lalani finds out more at one of their free soup and salad events in Buenos Aires.

Posted in Environment, Food & Drink, Video0 Comments

Argentina’s UN Emissions Plan Fails to Convince

Argentina’s UN Emissions Plan Fails to Convince

Argentina has pledged to reduce emissions by at least 15% by 2030, and up to 30% with external financial support. But environmental groups says the plan shows a lack of will to combat climate change.

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The Dangers of Launching a New ‘War on Drugs’ in Argentina

The Dangers of Launching a New ‘War on Drugs’ in Argentina

A group of 15 influential elders are speaking out against the presidential candidates’ proposals for combating drug trafficking, which they say could lead Argentina into a catastrophic war on drugs.

Posted in Analysis, Development, Election 2015, TOP STORY, Urban Life2 Comments

‘Barrick Spill Poisoned the Water of San Juan’ Says Study

The Jáchal river basin, near to where Barrick Gold spilled 1m litres of cyanide solution last month, is contaminated with heavy metals up to 1,400% above safe levels, a study by the National University of Cuyo found.

Posted in Environment, News From Argentina, Round Ups Argentina0 Comments

Four Months From #NiUnaMenos: Has Anything Changed?

Four Months From #NiUnaMenos: Has Anything Changed?

Four months on from the largest protest for women’s rights in Argentina, Ciara Nugent asks the organisers of #NiUnaMenos: has anything changed?

Posted in Current Affairs, Human Rights, Social Issues, TOP STORY0 Comments

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