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The Indy Eye: Buenos Aires Pride Parade 2015

The Indy Eye: Buenos Aires Pride Parade 2015

Saturday marked the 24th Marcha Del Orgullo LGBTIQ, BA’s annual pride parade. Photographer Reilly Ryan captured the colourful and joyous festival, which also demanded new anti-discrimination laws.

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On This Day In… 1865: Welsh Settlers Arrive in Patagonia

On This Day In… 1865: Welsh Settlers Arrive in Patagonia

On 28th July, 1865, around 150 Welsh nonconformists reached the end of a long sea journey, dreaming of a new life in an idyllic utopia. They had actually reached barren Patagonia, but that didn’t stop them.

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‘This Isn’t Goodbye’: Gilda, the Cumbia Saint

‘This Isn’t Goodbye’: Gilda, the Cumbia Saint

Almost 20 years after her premature death, cumbia singer Gilda still draws crowds of devoted followers, who worship her as a saint. Michalina Kowol speaks to some of them at her shrine in Chacarita.

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Welcome to Mesopotamia – Chapter I

Welcome to Mesopotamia – Chapter I

In a new column for the Indy, Daniel Tunnard describes adjusting to life in Concepción del Uruguay, a small town in Entre Ríos, Argentina, after 16 years in Buenos Aires.

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Bird-Binge: One Man’s Quest to Spot the Most Birds, Ever

Bird-Binge: One Man’s Quest to Spot the Most Birds, Ever

Meet Noah Strycker, an avid birdwatcher intent on travelling the world to break a bird sighting record. Kate Rooney caught up with him in Buenos Aires and shares his story.

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Capilla de los Negros: A Testament to Argentina’s Black Heritage

Capilla de los Negros: A Testament to Argentina’s Black Heritage

Catherine Hubbard visits the Capilla de los Negros, built by African slaves in Chascomús 150 years ago and now tended to by their direct descendants, a testimony to Argentina’s ‘invisible’ black population.

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The Indy Eye: Festival de las Colectividades

The Indy Eye: Festival de las Colectividades

Indy photographers Beatrice Murch and Bodhi Stanberry share their pictures from the Festival de las Colectividades in Buenos Aires, an event organised by the city government on ‘Immigrant Day’ to celebrate the diversity of cultures in Argentina.

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Top 5 Argentine Myths

Chelsea Gray rounds up some of Argentina’s mythical figures and tales.

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Project of the Week: PRANAS Chile

Project of the Week: PRANAS Chile

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: PRANAS Chile.

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VIDEO: Movimiento Expresivo, Dance Therapy

VIDEO: Movimiento Expresivo, Dance Therapy

Movimiento Expresivo is an organisation that uses dance to encourage creative and emotional expression among teenagers and young adults with down’s syndrome and other disabilities. Anna Johansson reports.

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