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For Female Recyclers in Argentina’s Capital, Local Woman Creates New Job as “Environmental Promoters”

Region: Argentina

Topics: BusinessEducationEnvironment

In Argentina’s capital city, recyclers collect and resell hundreds of tons of materials every day. Jacquelina Flores has become a leading advocate for recyclers, including women who have moved into new roles as “environmental promoters,” teaching city residents how to recycle and promoting recycling.

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Argentina Speeds Delivery of Prostheses With Tech Innovation and Pizza Ovens

Region: Argentina

Topics: BusinessHealth

Getting a prosthesis through Argentina’s health system takes time and considerable effort. Low-cost prosthesis workshops are filling the gap by using creative substitutions to perform the same functions at far less cost.

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Following Legalization of Medical Cannabis, Activists Protest Lawmakers to Allow Personal Cultivation

Region: Argentina

Topics: CultureHealthPolitics

When the Argentine National Congress voted overwhelmingly in favor of legalizing medicinal cannabis in March, it was cheered by pro-cannabis activists as a progressive step forward. But for many who rely on medicinal cannabis, the law’s prohibition on personal cultivation means the bill doesn’t go far enough to help those in need.

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Argentina Speeds Delivery of Prostheses With Tech Innovation and Pizza Ovens

Region: Argentina

Topics: Health

Getting a prosthesis through Argentina’s health system takes time and considerable effort. Low-cost prosthesis workshops are filling the gap by using creative substitutions to perform the same functions at far less cost.

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Argentina’s Economic Crisis Boosts Importance of Gardening for Food

Region: Argentina

Topics: CultureEducationEnvironmentHealth

Because of Argentina’s ongoing economic crisis, many are struggling to afford food at market prices. This makes programs to help low-income Argentine families and communities grow their own food increasingly important.

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Activists, Farmers and Monsanto Concerned as Lawmakers Consider Changes to Seed Law

Region: Argentina

Topics: BusinessEnvironmentHealth

Lawmakers in Argentina are considering a change to the country’s seed law that would require farmers to pay seed companies for not only the initial seeds but also the seeds harvested and used to grow a second generation of crops. The proposal is the latest in a simmering dispute between seed companies like Monsanto and Argentine farmers, and activists, farmers and seed companies are considering its potential consequences.

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Argentina’s Deportation Changes Prompt Concern In Nation Known to Champion Immigrant Rights

Region: Argentina

Topics: Human RightsPolitics

President Mauricio Macri’s emergency decree to speed up deportations and bar entry for immigrants with criminal charges or convictions has sparked a national debate in Argentina. Human rights groups say immigrants who have committed even minor offenses will lose the ability to defend themselves and keep their families together, but proponents say the changes are necessary to prevent crime and to rid the nation of foreign narcotics traffickers, arms dealers and money launderers.

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Citizens React: Argentines Discuss Order Placing New Restrictions on Immigration

Region: Argentina

Topics: Human RightsPolitics

Argentine President Mauricio Macri’s emergency order that increases the administration’s ability to quickly deport immigrants with criminal records aims to fight and prevent crime. Civil rights groups and others say the order grants the government vast powers that can be used to discriminate against law-abiding immigrants. GPJ spoke to a variety of people in Buenos Aires, including protesters at a March rally, about the changes.

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Featured Photo of Interactive Art in Argentina

Region: Argentina

Topics: Culture

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In Argentina, Residents Living by a Contaminated River Wait, and Wait

Region: Argentina

Topics: EnvironmentHealth

On the outskirts of Argentina’s capital city, residents living near one of the world’s most contaminated waterways were promised help from the government after a 2008 Supreme Court ruling. Eight years later, most are still waiting.

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