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All Posts Tagged With: "Argentina"

Preserving memories of terror and loss in Argentina

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Preserving memories of terror and loss in Argentina

Worldfocus contributing blogger Peter Eisner writes about the process of memorializing state-sponsored terror in Argentina and Spain. On a recent visit to Argentina, he visited the memorial at the River Plate, which pays homage to thousands disappeared during Argentina's "Dirty War."

Posted: March 30, 2010 11:46   Comments: 2
Worldfocus Radio: Fear and Loathing in Las Malvinas

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Worldfocus Radio: Fear and Loathing in Las Malvinas

A small island archipelago in the South Atlantic recently made it back into the headlines. Known as the Falkland Islands and in Spanish as Las Malvinas, we look at why this little-known place brought two nations to war in 1982 -- a conflict that threatens to reignite. Martin Savidge hosts Juanita Brock of the Falkland Islands News Network and Professor Maria Victoria Murillo.

Posted: March 3, 2010 14:57   Comments: 3
Oscar nominations for Best Foreign Language Film

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Oscar nominations for Best Foreign Language Film

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced its nominations for the 2010 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. Nominees include films from Germany, Peru, Argentina, France, and Israel. See the trailers here.

Posted: February 2, 2010 14:42   Comments: 1
A love affair between tourists and penguins in Patagonia

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A love affair between tourists and penguins in Patagonia

GlobalPost's Julia Kumari Drapkin traveled to the remote region of Patagonia, on the southern tip of Argentina, to visit with biologists studying the penguin population. The scientists are examining the impact of the 150,000 tourists who visit the penguins. So far, the effects appear to be largely benign.

Posted: January 29, 2010 16:20   Comments: 1
Tracking the legality of same-sex marriage around the world

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Tracking the legality of same-sex marriage around the world

This week, two men in Argentina became the first homosexual married couple in Latin America. Although legal recognition of civil unions exist in various regions worldwide, there are only seven countries that permit the marriage of same-sex couples: the Netherlands, Belgium, Canada, Spain, Norway, Sweden and South Africa.

Posted: December 29, 2009 16:32   Comments: 17
Argentinians seek justice for victims of ‘Dirty War’

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Argentinians seek justice for victims of ‘Dirty War’

The court system in Argentina continues to prosecute those thought responsible for the death of tens of thousands during the military dictatorship. Daljit Dhaliwal discusses the lingering aftermath of the trauma with Jose Moya, a professor of history at Barnard College. And Teresa Bo of Al Jazeera English reports from Argentina.

Posted: December 14, 2009 16:43   Comments: 1
Argentinians debate a new media law

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Argentinians debate a new media law

Argentina has passed a new media law. Given President Fernández de Kirchner's notoriously icy relationship with the press, detractors call it as a ploy for the government to gain more control over the media. But supporters argue that it replaces a more regressive law that dates back to the era of Peron.

Posted: November 12, 2009 12:26   Comments: 0
Today: Honduras, Pakistan and new domains on the Web

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Today: Honduras, Pakistan and new domains on the Web

News from around the world brought to you by the Worldfocus staff. Today: George Mitchell is in Israel, the Pakistani army is in Waziristan, and the Internet gets new alphabets for domain names.

Posted: October 30, 2009 11:52   Comments: 2
Argentina’s ‘Valijagate’ is $800,000 cash in a suitcase

Peter Eisner

Argentina’s ‘Valijagate’ is $800,000 cash in a suitcase

Peter Eisner blogs about how La Valija (the suitcase) is turning into Argentina's version of Watergate. The scandal began with the August 2007 discovery that Guido Antonini, a Venezuelan-born American, was carrying a suitcase containing $800,000 when he landed at the Buenos Aires' airport.

Posted: October 23, 2009 14:12   Comments: 6
Memories of “Dirty War” linger for Argentinians

Peter Eisner (blog)

Memories of “Dirty War” linger for Argentinians

As many as 30,000 people were seized, disappeared and murdered during Argentina's "Dirty War." Peter Eisner praises the work of an Argentine photojournalist whose "Absences" series chronicles those who were snatched from life.

Posted: September 18, 2009 09:08   Comments: 0
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