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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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A Darker Side to the World Cup: Child Exploitation at Brazil 2014

A Darker Side to the World Cup: Child Exploitation at Brazil 2014

As Brazil prepares for the 2014 World Cup, Sam Pothecary analyses the measures being put in place to tackle an alarming issue: the rise in child trafficking during large sporting events.

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Las Tunas and Nordelta: Two Neighbourhoods, One Reality

Las Tunas and Nordelta: Two Neighbourhoods, One Reality

This article from Revista Mu tells the story of Las Tunas and Nordelta, two neighbourhoods in Tigre divided by much more than a wall.

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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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On Now: Artistas x La 21

On Now: Artistas x La 21

‘Artistas x la 21’, the first art exhibition open to the public at the new cultural centre in Villa 21, Barracas, gathers works from over 40 Argentine and Latin American artists, setting the tone for the new socio-cultural project in a marginalised part of the city. Cristina Trujillo reports.

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The Narco City: Drugs and Power in Rosario

The Narco City: Drugs and Power in Rosario

Brendan O’Boyle tells the story of drugs, corruption, and power that have dragged the city of Rosario, in Santa Fe, into a violent ‘narco war’ over the last year.

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State Intervention in the Villas of Buenos Aires: A Story of Tragedy and Triumph

State Intervention in the Villas of Buenos Aires: A Story of Tragedy and Triumph

A new, state of the art cultural centre was opened in Villa 21-24 last month. Whilst it symbolises the battle of villa residents to be heard by the state, it is only the first step towards full integration. Lucy Adler reports.

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Project of the Week: Goals for Girls

Project of the Week: Goals for Girls

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: Mujeres con Pelotas.

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Flooding in Argentina: Cities Designed for Disaster

Flooding in Argentina: Cities Designed for Disaster

Floods like the ones that affected BA and La Plata are increasingly common, and if the necessary infrastructure works are not carried out, their consequences will only get worse. Kari Paul reports.

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Yo No Fui: Changing Lives from the Inside Out

Yo No Fui: Changing Lives from the Inside Out

Emily Tarbuck talks to Yo No Fui, an organisation that strives to provide educational, artistic, and social projects for the female inmates of Buenos Aires’ Ezeiza prison.

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