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Articles by Orlando Jenkinson

Following the watershed inuagural NiUnaMenos demonstration in Argentina in 2015, the women’s movement in the country and across the world has gained momentum while the femicide crisis and deep structural inequalities continue. Ahead of the Global Women’s Strike on Thursday,

Watching celebrity hack Jorge Lanata’s interview with the jailed Mapuche activist Jones Huala, one is struck by the sensationalism with which Lanata approaches the conversation. Not through his manner (which as a veteran broadcaster is relaxed, almost Zen, on screen) …

They say history is written by the victors. Precisely what this means for Argentina’s heritage continues to remain unclear because, two hundred years in, political consensus and a single narrative on most anything can be elusive.

The debate over the …

Fidel Castro was an egalitarian revolutionary who led the overthrow of a fascist dictatorship, inspired progressive politics across the world, survived hundreds of assassination attempts and introuced world-class, free education and healthcare.

Fidel Castro was an authoritarian dictator who executed …

During his election campaign and now, with over six months of presidential selfies behind him, President Mauricio Macri has talked a good game on human rights. A good game, not an inspiring one. As dry as his speeches irrefutably can …

During the military expeditions known as the “Conquista Del Desierto” in Southern Argentina (1879-1884) thousands of indigenous people who lived in the region were killed by Argentine troops. Thousands more were captured and taken into slavery and between …

Write an explainer on Argentina’s Constitution and how it borrowed from the United States’ one, they said. Don’t make it long, they said. Don’t make it boring, I thought.

The task at hand was clear, except for the small detail …

Last week, Argentina ticked off another victory and first for humanitarian and international law in a world kind of short on that sort of thing right now.

Just like when Congress voted overwhelmingly to revoke the amnesty laws in 2003 …

“Our self-respect as a virile people obliges us to put down as soon as possible, by reason or by force, this handful of savages who destroy our wealth and prevent us from definitively occupying, in the name of law, progress

Befuddled by the political inferno currently engulfing Brazil? You’re not alone. Chances are, though, that watching the chaotic, farcical scenes that went down in Congress on Sunday, when a majority of Brazilian lawmakers gleefully voted to impeach Brazil’s first woman …