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The Indy Eye: March for Memory, Truth, and Justice (1976-2016)

The Indy Eye: March for Memory, Truth, and Justice (1976-2016)

Hundreds of thousands of people filled Plaza de Mayo and the surrounding areas yesterday to remember the 40th anniversary of the military coup that began the 1976-83 dictatorship.

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What This Coup Anniversary Means in a ‘New Era’ for Argentina

What This Coup Anniversary Means in a ‘New Era’ for Argentina

For Argentina to remain a pioneer in human rights policy, it must preserve the memory of a dark past and defend citizen rights against new limitations introduced in the name of security.

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Why We Should Stop Calling it Argentina’s ‘Dirty War’

Why We Should Stop Calling it Argentina’s ‘Dirty War’

Forty years on from the military coup that started Argentina’s darkest chapter of history, it’s time for international media and governments to stop using the misleading term: a ‘Dirty War’.

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Peru’s ‘Difficult Times’ and the Ongoing Struggle for Human Rights

Peru’s ‘Difficult Times’ and the Ongoing Struggle for Human Rights

As Peru prepares for presidential elections, the country’s deep-rooted divisions continue to affect the legacy of the brutal late-20th century internal conflict.

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VIDEO: The Indy Meets… Trans Activist Kalym Soria

VIDEO: The Indy Meets… Trans Activist Kalym Soria

The Indy speaks to activist Kalym Soria – the first male transsexual to change his gender on national IDs under the 2012 identity law – about his story and the challenges facing Argentina’s trans community.

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Stitched Up: The Labour Abuses in Argentina’s Textile Industry

Stitched Up: The Labour Abuses in Argentina’s Textile Industry

Ciara Nugent investigates the murky world of sweatshops and slave labour that lies behind Argentina’s fashion and textile industry.

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Four Months From #NiUnaMenos: Has Anything Changed?

Four Months From #NiUnaMenos: Has Anything Changed?

Four months on from the largest protest for women’s rights in Argentina, Ciara Nugent asks the organisers of #NiUnaMenos: has anything changed?

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Martes Rojos: Taking Down Sex Trafficking, One Flyer at a Time

Martes Rojos: Taking Down Sex Trafficking, One Flyer at a Time

One Tuesday a month, the group behind Martes Rojos walk through busy Buenos Aires neighbourhoods taking down erotic flyers as a means of fighting sexual exploitation.

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Syrian Refugees in Latin America: When Words Are Not Enough

Syrian Refugees in Latin America: When Words Are Not Enough

Various Latin American leaders have expressed their willingness to receive Syrian refugees. But so far, apart from Brazil, they have failed to walk the walk. Peter Lykke Lind reports.

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‘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.

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