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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.

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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.

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Top 5 Indigenous Stories

To mark the anniversary of Columbus’ arrival in the Americas, we have selected five of our stories from our archive that give an overview of the issues Argentina’s indigenous communities are facing 500 years later.

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Wichipedia: Indigenous Injustice in Formosa

Wichipedia: Indigenous Injustice in Formosa

Darío Aranda looks into the anomalies in the case of five Wichí brothers from an indigenous community in oil-rich Formosa who have been detained since a violent police operation in July.

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Operation Condor: Justice for Transnational Crimes in South America

Operation Condor: Justice for Transnational Crimes in South America

The Operation Condor trial in Buenos Aires has implications for justice and accountability in Argentina but also for the rest of South America. Dr Francesca Lessa reports.

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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.

Posted in Development, Environment, Social Issues1 Comment

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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20th December 2001 will be marked in Argentine's memory as the low-point in the unfolding economic crisis, which saw president Fernando de la Rúa flee the Casa Rosada in a helicopter and five people die in protests. We revisit Marc Rogers' 2011 article from the tenth anniversary of the crisis.

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