Public school classrooms in Buenos Aires are bursting at the seams, but new construction projects are at a standstill. Meanwhile, teachers worry that the poor learning environment will come at a cost for students.
People who are transgender in Argentina were often arrested without cause in past decades, but now the government might have to atone for those actions. A new bill proposes that sexual minorities who were mistreated by police be granted a financial settlement.
Rosa Hernández and her companions rent a home together, but many people within Argentina’s mental-health system are not as fortunate as these women have been. The nation has been slow to implement mental-health reforms enacted in 2010.
Earlier this year, the administration of benefits for disabled Argentines moved from the ministry of health to another government agency. Those who rely on the government for health care have faced disruption in receiving necessary medication and services, and service providers wonder how long they’ll be able to keep their doors open.
The Matanza-Riachuelo river basin is a source of water for millions of Argentines, but it’s also among the most polluted in the world. Scientists in Buenos Aires are hoping to clean up the water by harnessing an unlikely source – organic waste.