Argentina

LIVE on March 9: Will Argentina’s ‘green tide’ on abortion rights spread throughout Latin America?

The Spanish-language session will be live-streamed on Facebook Live, YouTube, and Twitch The legalization of abortion in Argentina in December 2020 triggered a wave of debates on reproductive rights across Latin America. Several countries in the region impose a total ban…

Sacred Spaces

VISUAL ARTS: PHOTOGRAPHY         Photographs by Boldy Tapales/Text by Karina Santillan Sometimes, you enter a place, and somehow you are imbued with a feeling, a sensibility, an experience that you have penetrated a space you could call…

Argentina closes 2020 with historic Senate vote legalizing abortion

‘There are no words, only shared feelings’ In the early morning hours of December 30, after more than a 13-hour session, and after an intense month of contrary opinions, “dirty campaigns,” protests and vigils in the streets, the Argentine Senate…

Around the World in 8 minutes: Argentina’s Moment of Reckoning

In this episode, we first go to Argentina where after decades of struggle, feminists have achieved a historic victory. The lower house of Argentine parliament has passed a bill decriminalizing abortion. Next, we take a look at the various demonstrations…

Argentina seeks wealth tax: millionaires have to pay one third of the Corona crisis costs

By Philipp Stadler. In Argentina, the super-rich will have to pay for the costs of the Covid-19 crisis. The center-left government of the South American country decided in Novemeber 2020 on a new wealth tax for large fortunes over two…

Argentines campaign for laws protecting the environment on Twitter

Wildfires have been raging in central and northern Argentina for months where more than 400,000 hectares (988,422 acres), comparable in size to more than 560,000 soccer fields, have burned to date. According to the latest data from the National Fire Management Service, thirteen of Argentina’s twenty-three…

The last sketch of a universal Argentinean, Quino

Joaquin Salvador Lavado, who used to sign his cartoons under the name of Quino, was an Argentine cartoonist and caricaturist but was mainly an involved popular philosopher who helped us to understand and rethink through his sketches. He would denounce…

Argentina: Petition for a Universal and Free COVID-19 Vaccine

Nobel Peace Prize winner Adolfo Pérez Esquivel and CODESEDH have promoted in Argentina a petition (in four languages: Spanish, French, English and Portuguese) for a universal and free Covid-19 vaccine. This is a very important initiative: millions of people around…

Argentina’s debt restructuring deal explained

The Argentine government has struck a substantial debt deal with some major creditors, saving it billions. What exactly is the deal about and could it save the ailing economy? Argentina owes a fortune — $323 billion (€274 billion) as of…

Argentina implements action plan against gender violence

With a wave of femicides that has been hitting this country for many years, among other cases, the Argentine President Alberto Fernandez on Friday announced a domestic plan of action against gender violence until 2022. ‘We do not want to…

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