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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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The International Human Rights Film Festival Returns to Buenos Aires

The International Human Rights Film Festival Returns to Buenos Aires

Wendy Gosselin breaks down the films and activities to catch at this year’s international human rights film festival, which opened last night.

Posted in Film, Human Rights, Social Issues, The Arts0 Comments

The Indy Eye: #NiUnaMenos March against Gender Violence

The Indy Eye: #NiUnaMenos March against Gender Violence

Hundreds of thousands marched across Argentina yesterday to demand action against gender violence and femicide under the slogan ‘Ni Una Menos’ (Not one less).

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Historic Verdict in Luciano Arruga Case

Historic Verdict in Luciano Arruga Case

Last Friday, the man charged with torturing Luciano Arruga was sentenced to ten years in prison. The RNMA was there supporting the family and broadcasting the verdict.

Posted in Current Affairs, Human Rights, News From Argentina, Social Issues1 Comment

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

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.

Posted in Human Rights, News From Argentina1 Comment

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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