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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Send a Child to School: Backpacks for the Future

Send a Child to School: Backpacks for the Future

Tess Bennett talks with the people of Send a Child to School about their work in helping kids have everything they need for the school year, and the fundraiser cocktail they will hold on 24th October.

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Project of the Week: 9.70

Project of the Week: 9.70

IdeaMe is an online platform, which helps creators, be they inventors, artists, or designers, among others, to finance their projects through crowd funding. The Indy features and promotes one project every week, with the aim of helping the creators finance and achieve their dreams. This week: 9.70, the documentary.

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Foreign Land Ownership in Argentina: The Beginning of the Debate

Foreign Land Ownership in Argentina: The Beginning of the Debate

Alexandre Bachet and Celina Andreassi analyse the issue of foreign land ownership in Argentina, on the back of the land ownership survey carried out by the government and presented last month.

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The Guatemalan Epidemic: Childhood Malnutrition and the Case for Change

The Guatemalan Epidemic: Childhood Malnutrition and the Case for Change

The malnutrition epidemic in Guatemala has reached alarming levels. Chelsea Gray analyses the measures being taken by the government and international organisations, and wonders: is it enough?

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