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· February, 2008

Stories about Argentina from February, 2008

Argentina: Concern Over Cartoneros

The Buenos Aires government is worried about the activity of the ‘cartoneros,’ who are members of the informal economy and rummage through garbage to salvage cardboard that can be sold...

Argentina: Direct Taxes and Digital Rights

A new proposal in Argentina sought to add a direct tax to any electronic equipment capable of reproducing digital media, which would seek to offset some of the revenues lost...

Argentina: Bariloche Offline

The city of Bariloche, Argentina was disconnected from the internet for two days. That is what happens, “when the only monopolistic internet provider is down. There is no contigency plan,”...

Argentina: Free Hugs in Buenos Aires

La Espada Vengadora [es] announces that the “Free Hugs” campaign will be arriving to Buenos Aires, Argentina on Thursday, and is something must needed in this violent world.

Argentina: Graffiti on Trains

TBA Me Mata [es] posts a video of some graffiti artists tagging a Buenos Aires train in broad daylight and writes that there is “zero security.”

Argentina: Anti-FARC Protest

Grito Argentino [es] writes that approximately 300 people assembled to protest against the FARC in Argentina.

Argentina: Former Torture Center to Become Cultural Center

The Armed Forces Mechanics School or ESMA for its initials in Spanish was a clandestine detention and torture center in Argentina during the dictatorship. It is now being turned into...

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