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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.

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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.

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Central America’s Northern Triangle: The Region of Those Who Run (Part I)

Central America’s Northern Triangle: The Region of Those Who Run (Part I)

In an English-language exclusive for The Indy, El Salvador’s ‘El Faro’ investigates Central America’s migration crisis, telling the inside story of those who are running away.

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Central America’s Northern Triangle: The Region of Those Who Run (Part II)

Central America’s Northern Triangle: The Region of Those Who Run (Part II)

In part II of this English-language exclusive for The Indy, El Salvador’s ‘El Faro’ digs further into Central America’s migration crisis, seeking answers for why so many people are running away.

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Dams and Deforestation: The Human Contribution to Natural Disasters

Dams and Deforestation: The Human Contribution to Natural Disasters

Recent flooding in the Río de la Plata basin was caused by torrential rains, but human intervention in the region’s forests and rivers is making the problem worse. Marc Rogers reports.

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Argentina, Turning its Back on Ecology: Interview with Sergio Federovisky

Argentina, Turning its Back on Ecology: Interview with Sergio Federovisky

Kristie Robinson sat down with one of Argentina’s most respected environmental journalists to talk to him about his new book, and where the country stands on environmental issues in general.

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Editorial: Debunking Mark Lynas

Editorial: Debunking Mark Lynas

Kristie Robinson responds to yesterday’s Buenos Aires Herald interview with Mark Lynas, and picks apart some of his arguments.

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La Tribu Celebrates a Quarter of a Century

La Tribu Celebrates a Quarter of a Century

FM La Tribu, one of Buenos Aires’ first community radio stations, turns 25 today. The Indy joins in the celebrations for this quarter of a century of one of the region’s most important alternative media outlets.

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Carpa Villera: Bringing the Periphery to the Centre

Carpa Villera: Bringing the Periphery to the Centre

Last April, social organisations set up a tent at the city centre to demand that the needs of villa residents be met. Marc Rogers spoke to those behind the protest.

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Operation ‘Para Ti': Spinning the Dictatorship

Operation ‘Para Ti': Spinning the Dictatorship

The story of Thelma Jara de Cabezas, who was kidnapped in 1979 and used by the dictatorship as part of a media campaign to discredit reports of human rights abuses in Argentina.

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