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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, TOP STORY, 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).

Posted in Human Rights, Photoessay, Social Issues2 Comments

Historic Verdict in Luciano Arruga Case

Historic Verdict in Luciano Arruga Case

Last Friday, the man charged with torturing Luciano Arruga was sentenced to ten years in prison. The RNMA was there supporting the family and broadcasting the verdict.

Posted in Current Affairs, Human Rights, News From Argentina, Social Issues1 Comment

La Salada is Forever

La Salada is Forever

Sebastián Hacher looks at the social, historical, and legal intrigues behind a market that continues to grow, and where real-estate is the key word.

Posted in Social Issues, Urban Life0 Comments

Bepots: Be Part of the Solution

Bepots: Be Part of the Solution

Bepots is an online platform seeking to reduce waste and encourage more responsible consumption through freecycling. Lisa Azcona find out more from the people behind the project.

Posted in Environment, Lifestyle0 Comments

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

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