These Women Lived To Tell The Tale Of Argentina's Dirty War
(Refinery 29) Three female survivors of Argentina's dictatorship reveal their heart-wrenching experiences in a series of thought-provoking interviews. Meanwhile, the upcoming release of U.S. documents related to the oppressive military regime (1976-1983) will finally put to bed lingering questions about how much Washington allegedly knew about human rights abuses.
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Buenos Aires: bringing public services to the 'invisible' slums
(The Guardian). For residents of the city’s informal housing settlements invisibility on the map can be deadly. A new digital mapping project is helping change this.
'Absolutely No Medical Records': How Women Get Back Alley Abortions in Argentina
(Broadly/Vice). We spoke to the women who are forced to get unsafe, illegal abortions and to the doctors who provide them.
How to Drink Yerba Mate in South America
(Munchies/Vice). These dried, finely chopped leaves of the yerba mate plant are consumed in Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, and Uruguay in an almost compulsive manner. Particularly in the latter two countries, the mate gourd seems to be a natural extension of people’s hands...
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Sexismo, Violencia Contra Las Mujeres Y Muerte: Los Abortos Clandestinos En Argentina | VICE NEWS
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Biking Is the Only Way to Tour Argentina's Wine Country | MUNCHIES
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Brazil: Congress Authorizes Impeachment Against President | The Argentina Independent
On Wednesday evening, the President of the Chamber of Deputies of Brazil Eduardo Cunha, authorized the initiation of impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff, a whirlwind event that promises to rock the already unstable South American country.
Inside Argentina’s Best Illegal Restaurant | MUNCHIES
Arriving at Casa Felix in the early evening is no easy feat—for locals and travelers alike—but this outlaw restaurant in Buenos Aires is well worth the trip. Patrons only get the exact address of the building, which is hidden in the middle of a residential neighborhood, upon booking...
Argentina's UN Emissions Plan Fails to Convince | The Argentina Independent
Argentina has pledged its conditional commitment towards combating climate change, communicated through the Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) submitted last week. The document details the country’s action plan to combat climate change ahead of the COP21 conference in Paris. Environmental groups, though, are not convinced by the plan.
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During his three-day visit, the Pope met with both Fidel and Raúl Castro, as well as other high-ranking Cuban officials. Raúl Castro welcomed him with a fiery speech that called the US embargo “immoral” and demanded the return of Guantanamo Bay.
Mexico: Supreme Court Rules Against GM Soy Production | The Argentina Independent
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