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Film Review: Años De Calle

Film Review: Años De Calle

Sophie Rawe reviews powerful documentary Años De Calle, featured in the 15th international human rights film festival, which follows the lives of four children growing up on the streets in Buenos Aires between 1999 and 2010.

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Segundo Ciclo: Toys from Trash

Segundo Ciclo: Toys from Trash

‘Segundo Ciclo’, (Second Cycle) is a series of workshops that transform recyclable materials into new objects, run by Dina Stasta, who seeks to unlock people’s creative potential while also creating awareness about the environment. Alison Depsky reports.

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Project of the Week: Mediapila

Project of the Week: Mediapila

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: Mediapila.

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Colombian Farmers: Fighting for Survival

Colombian Farmers: Fighting for Survival

The fight of Colombian peasant farmers for their livelihood and against the destruction of coca crops brings together many of the problems that affect the country. Kahina Boudarene analyses the conflict.

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‘Our Rights Are Not Negotiable’ – An Interview With Félix Díaz

‘Our Rights Are Not Negotiable’ – An Interview With Félix Díaz

Aigul Safiullina meets Qom leader Félix Díaz, a figurehead for the indigenous rights movement, to discuss the situation in Formosa province and his efforts to engage the government in meaningful dialogue.

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Casa del Origen/Tienda Palermo ArtEco

Casa del Origen/Tienda Palermo ArtEco

Sophie Rawe says this multipurpose space, featuring innovative and eco-friendly art and design, is a breath of fresh air on the busy consumerist streets of Palermo Soho.

Posted in Environment, Lifestyle1 Comment

Chasing Chevron: Ecuador Exports Resistance to Oil Giant

Chasing Chevron: Ecuador Exports Resistance to Oil Giant

After two decades of legal struggles over pollution in the Amazon, the indigenous Cofán community visited to warn about Chevron’s expansion in Argentina. Aigul Safiullina caught up with the leaders in BA.

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27th June: A Silent Anniversary in Uruguay?

27th June: A Silent Anniversary in Uruguay?

By resisting calls to make the anniversary of the 1973 military coup a national day of remembrance, the Uruguayan State is denying an important space for national reflection about its past, present, and future.

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Pascua-Lama: The Hidden Costs of Mining

Pascua-Lama: The Hidden Costs of Mining

Operations at Pascua-Lama gold mine were recently suspended by the Chilean government due to environmental concerns, but is enough being done to protect the environment? Laura Benitez reports.

Posted in Current Affairs, Environment, News From Latin America, TOP STORY0 Comments

Feria de Consumo Responsable: Responsible Purchasing in the Heart of BA

Feria de Consumo Responsable: Responsible Purchasing in the Heart of BA

To celebrate World Environment Day, George Nelson reports on a new fair that launched on Sunday in the centre of Buenos Aires, aiming to promote responsible and sustainable consumerism.

Posted in Environment, The City, TOP STORY1 Comment

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24th March marks the anniversary of the 1976 coup that brought Argentina's last dictatorship to power, a bloody seven year period in which thousands of citizens were disappeared and killed. Many of the victims passed through ESMA, a clandestine detention centre turned human rights museum

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