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VIDEO: Pechito, a Life on the Streets of Buenos Aires

VIDEO: Pechito, a Life on the Streets of Buenos Aires

Two former Indy journalists – Natasha Ali and Allendria Brunjes – provide a glimpse into the life of ‘Pechito’, a man who lived on the streets in Palermo for 12 years before his mysterious death in 2013.

Posted in Urban Life, Video0 Comments

Civil Code Reform: Has Argentina Privatised Access to its Rivers?

Civil Code Reform: Has Argentina Privatised Access to its Rivers?

Environmental groups say changes to regulations governing the use of land bordering navigable rivers and canals take away the public right to access these bodies of water.

Posted in Environment, News From Argentina0 Comments

Festival Unión de los Pibes – Making Helping Easier

Festival Unión de los Pibes – Making Helping Easier

This Saturday will see the inaugural Festival Unión de los Pibes (FUDLP), a festival organised by and for non-profits with the fundamental goal of “making it easier for people to help people.”

Posted in Development, Expat0 Comments

‘Pornography is a Form of Violence’: An Interview with Marcela Lagarde

‘Pornography is a Form of Violence’: An Interview with Marcela Lagarde

Desirée Jaimovich sat down with Mexican anthropologist Marcela Lagarde during her recent visit to Argentina to talk about gender violence in Latin America.

Posted in Human Rights, Social Issues0 Comments

The Robbery of Buenos Aires: An Interview with Gabriela Massuh

The Robbery of Buenos Aires: An Interview with Gabriela Massuh

Drew Reed talks to the author of ‘The Robbery of Buenos Aires’ about the city’s harmful development model, and about the perspectives opening up after the upcoming election.

Posted in Current Affairs, Development, News From Argentina, Social Issues, Urban Life0 Comments

Twenty Years of La Luciérnaga in Córdoba

Twenty Years of La Luciérnaga in Córdoba

Last month saw Córdoba’s street newspaper and social foundation, La Luciérnaga, mark 20 years of helping those on the streets into secure jobs. Hugh Stanley joined the celebrations.

Posted in Social Issues, Urban Life0 Comments

When the Villas Shout: La Garganta Poderosa, El Libro

When the Villas Shout: La Garganta Poderosa, El Libro

Juuso Miettunen reviews ‘La Garganta Poderosa, El Libro’, published last month by a collective of journalists from Buenos Aires’ shantytowns.

Posted in Social Issues, Urban Life, Villas0 Comments

The International Human Rights Film Festival Returns to Buenos Aires

The International Human Rights Film Festival Returns to Buenos Aires

Wendy Gosselin breaks down the films and activities to catch at this year’s international human rights film festival, which opened last night.

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

Out Now: Castores, La invasión del fin del mundo

Out Now: Castores, La invasión del fin del mundo

A documentary looking at how the introduction of 20 beavers into Tierra del Fuego in 1946 has evolved into a major threat for the local ecosystem at the southern tip of the continent.

Posted in Environment, Film, Social Issues, The Arts0 Comments

The Indy Eye: #NiUnaMenos March against Gender Violence

The Indy Eye: #NiUnaMenos March against Gender Violence

Hundreds of thousands marched across Argentina yesterday to demand action against gender violence and femicide under the slogan ‘Ni Una Menos’ (Not one less).

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