Since last year, the police force in Buenos Aires has been using real-time crime maps to move officers and plan strategy, and the force cites a statistical drop in crime. But some the city’s residents say they see fewer officers – and criminals taking advantage of it.
Rents in many informal settlements in Buenos Aires are just as high as rents in the city’s safer districts, which boast better utilities. But many have no choice but to live in the former, because rental contracts in the latter demand costly down payments beyond the reach of many locals.
Facing an acute housing shortage and the plummeting value of the Argentine peso, Argentina’s housing authority is touting a construction solution that would be both cheap and fast. But for the country’s construction industry, this solution may turn out to be a problem.
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.