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."
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.