Posts Tagged: Argentina

1977 – 25 de marzo – 2017: La muerte de Rodolfo Walsh y su amistad con Horacio Aníbal Maniglia

Todo empezó allá por 1944 cuando Rodolfo Walsh tenía 17 años y contestó un aviso en un diario porteño de la Editorial Hachette, situado en pleno centro de la capital, en la calle Maipú 41. La editorial buscaba un traductor del inglés al castellano de carácter permanente.

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Inspired by Donald Trump’s racism in USAmerica, Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri stokes the fires of xenophobia

Argentina has a reputation among some Latin Americans of being a racist country. The election of President Donald Trump has emboldened politicians like Argentinean President Mauricio Macri to parrot his USAmerican counterpart.

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Facebook: Argentina in context and the struggle for social justice

One of the matters that Argentineans can be proud of is its history, especially those that never gave up their hope for social justice. Reading Argentinean history especially from the 1880s to the present is like reading a novel of an ongoing and never-ending struggle.

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France’s and Isis’ spiral of one-way terror and destruction

The Paris attacks of Friday 13 came as a windfall to hardliners who still believe that the solution in the Middle East is military. We are now seeing the impact of such a mistaken policy in the way of hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers coming to Europe and the terror attacks of Friday 13.

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Nunca más: 24 de marzo de 1976 y Rodolfo Walsh

Este 24 de marzo, conmemorando a esta fecha infame en la historia argentina, dedico este humilde escrito  a Rodolfo Walsh quien murió un día después del primer aniversario de la dictadura militar de Jorge Rafael Videla.  Aquí publicamos su “Carta abierta a la Junta militar en 1977, al cumplirse un año del golpe de Estado

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Human Rights 101 (Argentine dirty war style)

I’ve taught students the UN Declaration of Human Rights. Some had never heard of it. I had heard of it but never understood its meaning until one April overcast day in 1977 when I was arrested and thrown into a police cell. What happened to me on that Saturday afternoon changed my life permanently.   During

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The coup that changed the Americas forty years ago

Today, 9/11, is the fortieth anniversary of the overthrow of President Salvador Allende by General Augusto Pinochet. A democratic era in Chile was abruptly and violently put to an end thanks to the support of the US President Richard Nixon and his secretary of state, Henry Kissinger. In many respects, the coup of September 11,

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Buenos Aires Herald (February 12, 1987): The old-new frontier*

Comment: It’s sad to point out 25 years after writing this opinion piece that Argentina has become a poorer country. Emigration continues to be the rule, not the exception. The opening up of the economy to foreign investment during the 1990s was a disaster. Too many foreign companies did not invest in Argentina to make

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