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The Indy Eye: International Day of Campesino Struggle

The Indy Eye: International Day of Campesino Struggle

More than 3,000 people from campesino, indigenous, afro-descendent, and landless movements from around Latin America marched in Bs As on Friday to mark the end of the 6th Vía Campesina Congress.

Posted in Development, Photoessay, Social Issues2 Comments

The Other Buenos Aires: Villas and the Struggle for Urbanisation

The Other Buenos Aires: Villas and the Struggle for Urbanisation

Six laws exist to urbanise the villas (shantytowns) of Buenos Aires, but none have been implemented. Kate Rooney talks to local residents and legal experts about why there is such a struggle to secure basic rights.

Posted in Urban Life, Villas2 Comments

‘A Radical Pope': Austen Ivereigh on Pope Francis

‘A Radical Pope': Austen Ivereigh on Pope Francis

Erika Teichert sits down with Austen Ivereigh to talk about his new book, a deep look into Pope Francis’ background, and how his life in Argentina has shaped his views on religion and politics.

Posted in Analysis, Current Affairs, Social Issues0 Comments

Support Good Pitch2 Argentina!

Support Good Pitch2 Argentina!

Ideame is an online platform, which helps creators to finance their projects through crowdfunding. This week we look at the Good Pitch2 Argentina campaign, which supports independent documentary filmmakers.

Posted in Development, Film, Human Rights, Social Issues, The Arts0 Comments

Guatemala: Human Rights Defenders Share Mayan Fight for Land Rights

Guatemala: Human Rights Defenders Share Mayan Fight for Land Rights

In the wake of major human rights abuses carried out by European companies and the Guatemalan government, two Mayan human rights defenders share their struggles.

Posted in Development, Environment, Human Rights, Social Issues1 Comment

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.

Posted in Human Rights, Video0 Comments

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.

Posted in Human Rights, Music0 Comments

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