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Police Violence: Argentina’s Other Security Emergency

Police Violence: Argentina’s Other Security Emergency

With instances of police brutality still repeating themselves, Matthew Corb examines the complex debate over reforming Argentina’s security forces amid Macri’s push to get ‘tough on crime’ .

Posted in Analysis, TOP STORY, Urban Life3 Comments

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.

Posted in Analysis, Human Rights, TOP STORY, Urban Life2 Comments

Caminos de la Villa: Putting BA’s Impoverished Neighbourhoods on the Map

Caminos de la Villa: Putting BA’s Impoverished Neighbourhoods on the Map

A collaborative project to map all the low-income and informal neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires seeks to help villa residents with better access to the public services most take for granted.

Posted in Development, Urban Life, Villas0 Comments

The Dangers of Launching a New ‘War on Drugs’ in Argentina

The Dangers of Launching a New ‘War on Drugs’ in Argentina

A group of 15 influential elders are speaking out against the presidential candidates’ proposals for combating drug trafficking, which they say could lead Argentina into a catastrophic war on drugs.

Posted in Analysis, Development, Election 2015, TOP STORY, Urban Life2 Comments

The Indy Eye: Villa Los Galpones, Córdoba

The Indy Eye: Villa Los Galpones, Córdoba

Photographer Ignacio Conese documents daily life for around 200 families in Villa Los Galpones, a shantytown built around abandoned railway warehouses in a central suburb of Córdoba.

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VIDEO: Pechito, a Life on the Streets of Buenos Aires

VIDEO: Pechito, a Life on the Streets of Buenos Aires

Two former Indy journalists – Natasha Ali and Allendria Brunjes – provide a glimpse into the life of ‘Pechito’, a man who lived on the streets in Palermo for 12 years before his mysterious death in 2013.

Posted in Urban Life, Video0 Comments

The Robbery of Buenos Aires: An Interview with Gabriela Massuh

The Robbery of Buenos Aires: An Interview with Gabriela Massuh

Drew Reed talks to the author of ‘The Robbery of Buenos Aires’ about the city’s harmful development model, and about the perspectives opening up after the upcoming election.

Posted in Current Affairs, Development, News From Argentina, Social Issues, Urban Life0 Comments

Twenty Years of La Luciérnaga in Córdoba

Twenty Years of La Luciérnaga in Córdoba

Last month saw Córdoba’s street newspaper and social foundation, La Luciérnaga, mark 20 years of helping those on the streets into secure jobs. Hugh Stanley joined the celebrations.

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When the Villas Shout: La Garganta Poderosa, El Libro

When the Villas Shout: La Garganta Poderosa, El Libro

Juuso Miettunen reviews ‘La Garganta Poderosa, El Libro’, published last month by a collective of journalists from Buenos Aires’ shantytowns.

Posted in Social Issues, Urban Life, Villas0 Comments

La Salada is Forever

La Salada is Forever

Sebastián Hacher looks at the social, historical, and legal intrigues behind a market that continues to grow, and where real-estate is the key word.

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