Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Argentina

Chile: BHP forced to halt mining

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It's not all plain sailing for mining companies. Communities at Cerro Colorado in Chile have put up stiff opposition to BHP, whose mine threatens water supplies from a key a key aquifer. And peasants in Huamachuco, Peru, staged a massive protest against mining in their province.

Venezuelan migrants in Argentina seek stability

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They fled economic instability in Venezuela. Settled and initially made welcome in Argentina, the mounting economic crisis there is making their lives harder once more.

Río Turbio: women marginalised by the mine

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Shady River (Río Turbio), named after the mining town in northwest Argentina in which it is set, explores the gendered space of the mine, giving voice to a collective of marginalised women and shedding light on the tragedies that haunt the town of Río Turbio. 

Gregorio Selser & Marta Ventura – the search for justice

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Gregorio Selser and Marta Ventura dedicated their lives to 'rescue eveerything that nurtures the cause of liberty and justice in Our America.' ~Their papers are collected at the CAMeNA archive in Mexico CIty.

Pacts of silence and patriarchal family structures in Argentina

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Paula Hernandez’s simmering and intimate family drama, The Sleepwalkers, offers a social commentary of few words on the silence around sexual assault within still patriarchal family dynamics.

Brazil: deforestation financed from US & Argentina

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Communities awaiting compensation from the worst environmental disaster in Brazilian history say they’re being stymied by a convoluted legal process that favors those responsible.

CAMeNA: an orchestra of truth-telling

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An extraordinary museum and achive BASED at the UACM, Mexico, contains invaluable records of human rights violations, resistance and the dogged determination to tell and preserve the truth

Mining: On the track of dirty gold

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Through one character's journey meeting everyday heroes of resistance and telling their stories, Luis Manuel Claps documents the wave of organised resistance to large-scale industrial mining that spread from from the south of Patagonia as far as the Amazon.

Mining protest criminalised

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Local communities in Andalgala, Argentina have been fighting mining companies for 11 years. Now they are being criminalised. US investment giant Blackrock is continuing to finance Anglo American and other miners laying waste the Amazon territories of the Munduruku and others

The Global Terrain of Argentine State Terror

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Argentinian terror extended beyond national territory. This has implications for histories of the global Cold War; it reveals the expansive logic of state terror in Latin America and the ways in which ideological violence and terror reached across borders and over continents

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