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VIDEO: The Qom Protest Nobody is Listening To

VIDEO: The Qom Protest Nobody is Listening To

The Indy visits the Qom protest camp in downtown Buenos Aires and speaks to Félix Díaz about indigenous rights in Formosa, dealing with politics, and the long search for respect.

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Amnesty: Argentina’s Progress Stalled in ‘Devastating Year’ for Human Rights

Amnesty: Argentina’s Progress Stalled in ‘Devastating Year’ for Human Rights

According to Amnesty International, 2014 was a ‘devastating year’ for global human rights. But what about in Argentina? Kate Rooney looks at progress in the key areas of abortion, indigenous rights, and torture.

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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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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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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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Operation ‘Para Ti': Spinning the Dictatorship

Operation ‘Para Ti': Spinning the Dictatorship

The story of Thelma Jara de Cabezas, who was kidnapped in 1979 and used by the dictatorship as part of a media campaign to discredit reports of human rights abuses in Argentina.

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Street Child World Cup: Becoming Somebody in Rio

Street Child World Cup: Becoming Somebody in Rio

Two months before the FIFA event, a different type of world cup kicks off in Rio this weekend, uniting former street kids in a festival of sport, art, and social campaigning. Marc Rogers reports.

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