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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.

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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.

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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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