The Argentina Independent plans on launching a free, independent, monthly publication in June. In order to remain 100% independent, we are hoping to raise the funds to cover the initial costs of design, printing and distribution via crowdfunding platform Ideame.
And to remind you of all the good things we have done over the course of the past six years as a publication, as well as giving you a reason to support us in our bid to go into print and help us keep doing such things, we will be bringing you a taste of some of the good times each week! This week – our six favourite images from The Indy archive, one for each year we have been around.
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The quintessential image of the gaucho and his herd grazing in the pampas may soon be a thing of the past. In a 2011 investigation, Patricia Di Filippo asked why more and more farmers are turning to feedlots, and the consequences of this system.
In 2007, Kristie Robinson headed up to Formosa to investigate a 1947 massacre which saw 1,500 people from the Pilagá tribe killed in a two-month long campaign by local government forces. The massacre remains largely off the official history records and denied outside of the provincial borders.
Dire allegations of child labour against one of Argentina’s biggest poultry farmers might have you thinking twice about where you buy your next carton of eggs. Kyle Younker investigated in a 2010 article.
After an Amnesty International report stated Argentina is one of 81 countries to still practise torture in the prison system, Marc Rogers 2010 article investigates the reality of life inside Argentina’s overcrowded jails, where one inmate dies every two days.
Kyle Younker’s 2011 article looked at violence and killings on the agricultural frontiers in Argentina and Brazil, and the challenge of protecting native tribes as land used for agriculture escalates across the region, and idiosyncrasies of this development model.