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Cuba and US to Resume Diplomatic Relations

Cuba and US to Resume Diplomatic Relations

The presidents of Cuba, Raúl Castro, and the US, Barack Obama, have announced the two countries will embark on talks to resume diplomatic relations, severed 53 years ago.

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The Indy’s Weekly Review – 12th December 2014

The Indy’s Weekly Review – 12th December 2014

This week: we analyse Buenos Aires’ social housing crisis, we talk to Cecilia Milesi about human rights and transitional justice, and we look at the media’s double standards when covering Venezuela.

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The Indy’s Weekly Review – 5th December 2014

The Indy’s Weekly Review – 5th December 2014

This week, a look at the challenges facing Uruguayan president-elect Tabaré Vázquez, we speak to Sergio Federovisky about Argentina’s position on climate change, and ask why December is so volatile here.

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The Indy’s Weekly Review – 28th November 2014

The Indy’s Weekly Review – 28th November 2014

This week: Argentina’s mining lobby, an interview with Juan Pablo Hudson about drugs, violence, and police corruption in Rosario, and the media uproar over the Uruguayan president calling Mexico a “failed state”.

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UN Leaders Call For End to Violence Against Women

UN Leaders Call For End to Violence Against Women

Yesterday leaders from around the world gathered at the UN to call for an end to gender violence, particularly in Latin America, which is one of the most dangerous and unequal places for women.

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The Indy’s Weekly Review – 21st November 2014

The Indy’s Weekly Review – 21st November 2014

This week: a tense week in Colombia after the suspension of peace talks, talk to Marcos Filardi about changes to the seed law, and we question why some lives seem to matter more than others to the media.

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Inside Argentina’s Blue Dollar Market

Inside Argentina’s Blue Dollar Market

You’ve probably heard about the blue dollar rate, but how does this illegal and opaque currency market really work? The Indy went behind the curtain to find out.

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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.

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Argentina’s Pumas Maul The Wallabies in Mendoza

Argentina’s Pumas Maul The Wallabies in Mendoza

Mark Orton says Los Pumas’ morale-boosting 21-17 win over Australia in Mendoza this weekend is a sign of growing momentum for the rejuvenated national rugby team.

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The Indy Guide to October’s Elections in South America

The Indy Guide to October’s Elections in South America

More than 150 million people in Brazil, Bolivia, and Uruguay are set to cast their vote in presidential and legislative elections in October. The Indy runs you through the main candidates and campaign issues.

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