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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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The Other Buenos Aires: Villas and the Struggle for Urbanisation

The Other Buenos Aires: Villas and the Struggle for Urbanisation

Six laws exist to urbanise the villas (shantytowns) of Buenos Aires, but none have been implemented. Kate Rooney talks to local residents and legal experts about why there is such a struggle to secure basic rights.

Posted in Urban Life, Villas2 Comments

Culture Can’t be Closed: Buenos Aires’ Cultural Centres Fight for Recognition

Culture Can’t be Closed: Buenos Aires’ Cultural Centres Fight for Recognition

Sarah Hucal looks at the precarious situation of cultural centres in Buenos Aires, and their struggle to pass a law that will protect them from arbitrary closures.

Posted in Social Issues, TOP STORY, Urban Life1 Comment

La Tribu Celebrates a Quarter of a Century

La Tribu Celebrates a Quarter of a Century

FM La Tribu, one of Buenos Aires’ first community radio stations, turns 25 today. The Indy joins in the celebrations for this quarter of a century of one of the region’s most important alternative media outlets.

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Carpa Villera: Bringing the Periphery to the Centre

Carpa Villera: Bringing the Periphery to the Centre

Last April, social organisations set up a tent at the city centre to demand that the needs of villa residents be met. Marc Rogers spoke to those behind the protest.

Posted in Current Affairs, Development, Social Issues, Urban Life, Villas0 Comments

Hotel Bauen Worker Cooperative Faces Eviction

Hotel Bauen Worker Cooperative Faces Eviction

The workers of Buenos Aires Hotel Bauen, who recuperated the abandoned five star hotel after it went bankrupt during the 2001-2 economic crisis, face eviction after a Supreme Court decision.

Posted in Social Issues, Urban Life5 Comments

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.

Posted in Human Rights, Urban Life0 Comments

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