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Uruguay’s Election: The Pending Questions of Justice and Human Rights

Uruguay’s Election: The Pending Questions of Justice and Human Rights

As Uruguay prepares to vote for a new president, Francesca Lessa says the election is a reminder that dealing with the legacy of the country’s dictatorship is still a pending matter.

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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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Music and Dictatorship: The Cultural Legacy of ‘El Proceso’

Music and Dictatorship: The Cultural Legacy of ‘El Proceso’

Cameron McPhedran analyses the social and political role of rock and roll, punk, and heavy metal in Argentina during the last dictatorship.

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Wichipedia: Indigenous Injustice in Formosa

Wichipedia: Indigenous Injustice in Formosa

Darío Aranda looks into the anomalies in the case of five Wichí brothers from an indigenous community in oil-rich Formosa who have been detained since a violent police operation in July.

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Operation Condor: Justice for Transnational Crimes in South America

Operation Condor: Justice for Transnational Crimes in South America

The Operation Condor trial in Buenos Aires has implications for justice and accountability in Argentina but also for the rest of South America. Dr Francesca Lessa reports.

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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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The Indy Eye: Buenos Aires People’s Climate Event

The Indy Eye: Buenos Aires People’s Climate Event

On Sunday, crowds gathered at the Planetarium for the Buenos Aires People’s Climate Event, one of 2,600 events hosted around the globe to call attention to climate change.

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Argentine Singer Gustavo Cerati Dies

Argentine Singer Gustavo Cerati Dies

Argentine musician Gustavo Cerati has died at the age of 55. The Soda Stereo frontman suffered a stroke whilst on tour in 2010, and had been in a coma ever since.

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An Existential Crisis Cocktail Party: The Nervy, Erratic ‘Salón de Fiestas’

An Existential Crisis Cocktail Party: The Nervy, Erratic ‘Salón de Fiestas’

Zachary Volkert heads along to the sublimely entertaining new play Salón de Fiestas, which combines a surreal structure with vibrant, chaotic action.

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