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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.

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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

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.

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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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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.

Posted in Current Affairs, Development, Social Issues, Urban Life, Villas0 Comments

Munduruku: A Golden Community

Munduruku: A Golden Community

The Munduruku tribe, in Brazil, is seeking its own justice against illegal gold miners, agricultural businesses, and the seven hydroelectric dams about to be constructed on their lands.

Posted in Development, Environment, TOP STORY0 Comments

Journalism According to Monsanto

Journalism According to Monsanto

After publishing her book Malcomidos, journalist Soledad Barruti received a message from a Monsanto employee wanting to meet her. In this article, she tries to make sense of what followed.

Posted in Development, Environment, Social Issues4 Comments

Malcomidos: An Interview with Soledad Barruti

Malcomidos: An Interview with Soledad Barruti

Kristie Robinson meets with Soledad Barruti, journalist and author of ‘Malcomidos: How the Argentine food industry is killing us’, to talk about deforestation, feedlots, and her hopes for the future.

Posted in Development, Environment, Food & Drink, Social Issues5 Comments

Malcomidos: Exclusive Excerpt in English

Malcomidos: Exclusive Excerpt in English

In an Argentina Independent exclusive, Soledad Barruti shares the introduction from her book ‘Malcomidos: How the Argentine food industry is killing us’. Read it here.

Posted in Development, Environment, Food & Drink, Social Issues6 Comments

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