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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The Indy’s Weekly Review – 14th November 2014

The Indy’s Weekly Review – 14th November 2014

This week: we look at immigration reforms, speak to the ODHPI about ongoing land struggles in Patagonia, and analyse the international media coverage of the missing Ayotzinapa students in Mexico.

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The Indy’s Weekly Review – 7th November 2014

The Indy’s Weekly Review – 7th November 2014

In our new weekly podcast, we go inside the 'blue dollar' market, speak to Mocase-VC about an historic trial in Santiago del Estero, and examine the media circus around a boy who wants to be president...

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Introducing The New Indy Mobile App

Introducing The New Indy Mobile App

We are delighted to present you with our new mobile app, allowing you to read The Argentina Independent on your Android phone or tablet, wherever you are.

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Rousseff Wins Narrow Re-election: What Next for Brazil and Latin America?

Rousseff Wins Narrow Re-election: What Next for Brazil and Latin America?

Dilma Rousseff has been re-elected for a second term after a nail biting presidential run-off. Celina Andreassi and Marc Rogers look at what this means for politics in Brazil and the wider region.

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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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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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