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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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The Triple Enigma

The Triple Enigma

Translated into English by The Indy, an investigation by Revista MU into three shocking crimes in Trelew, connected by alleged police brutality and a judicial cover up.

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Un Techo para mi País: Building on Shaky Foundations

Un Techo para mi País: Building on Shaky Foundations

Julia Muriel Dominzain analyses the model used by international NGO ‘Un Techo para mi País’ and asks the uncomfortable question: who is it really benefitting?

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Radio Wars: Community Radio Strikes Back

Radio Wars: Community Radio Strikes Back

In celebration of World Radio Day, Sam Pothecary looks at the phenomenon of community radio in Argentina, and how they are faring since 2009′s new media law passed.

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Beyond the Military: Investigating the Civilian Role in the Dictatorship

Beyond the Military: Investigating the Civilian Role in the Dictatorship

Thirty years after the return to democracy, Argentina has only recently started investigating the role of civilian sectors in the 1976-1987 dictatorship. Tess Bennett analyses the changing legal focus.

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Ambulances and Villas: Beyond the Reach of the Emergency Services

Ambulances and Villas: Beyond the Reach of the Emergency Services

What happens when you live in an area that ambulances refuse to enter for security reasons? Mariel Matze investigates the impact of politics, violence, and discrimination on BA’s poorer neighbourhoods.

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Mundo Alameda: ‘Slave Free’ Garments

Mundo Alameda: ‘Slave Free’ Garments

Fundación Alameda aims to show how producing high-quality and affordable garments can be possible without exploiting anyone along the production chain. To prove it, they’ve developed their own brand of ‘slave free’ t-shirts, called Mundo Alameda. Chiara Gnoli reports.

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Child Labour in Argentina: Saving the Children of Today, Not Tomorrow

Child Labour in Argentina: Saving the Children of Today, Not Tomorrow

After the recent international conference in Brazil, Donal Anand-Shaw assesses how Argentina is progressing with its commitment to eradicate the worst forms of child labour by 2016.

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Violence Against Women in Argentina: The Missing Piece

Violence Against Women in Argentina: The Missing Piece

The fight against gender violence and trafficking is increasingly visible in Argentina. However, Chiara Gnoli argues that if men are not included in the debate, an important component is missing.

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