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Articles by Valerio Farris

Ni Una Menos, the powerful women’s movement combatting gender violence, has thrown its political weight behind an emerging threat: the disappearance of Argentina’s Educación Sexual Integral (ESI), a state run sexual education curriculum.

The organization, along with 200 other

Something happens as you approach the middle of the city. Entering the barrios of Abasto or Once, one starts to notice the increasing abundance of wide brimmed black felt hats and unique approaches to facial hair maintenance. No, this isn’t …

You’ve just arrived in Buenos Aires, fresh faced and eager to tackle the city. You’ve got four years of high school Spanish under your belt, maybe two college seminars, and if you’re lucky you’ve read a Gabriel Garcia Marquez book

As you undoubtedly know by now, a judge today ruled to have all boliches (nightclubs) in the City of Buenos Aires closed until further notice. The ruling is the latest development in the ongoing drama following the Time Warp tragedy, …

Books are a dying breed these days: Kindles are taking over and the illuminated screen in the palm of our hands is infinitely more interesting than the printed page will ever be. I mean, when’s the last time you saw

Peering over the edge of an ornate building lining the Avenida de Mayo, Gail Albert Halaban trains her lens on the window of the opposite building. Below her, one of the city’s busiest thoroughfares pulses with commuters in motion, cars

In Bahía Blanca, in the province of Buenos Aires, school children have been complaining about the taste of their city government-provided milk. But instead of searching for a solution to the problem, Adriana Perdriel, the vice president of School Council …

On March 24, Argentina’s Día de la Memoria, the motorized whirr of vehicles along the avenida 9 de Julio gave way to a more potent sound: drums, chants, shouts and bells. Stretching from Plaza Congreso to Plaza de Mayo, …

As United States presidential primaries continue, Argentina — and the yanquis who live here — cast their ballots and made their voices heard from the other side of the equator. The results from the Democrat Abroad’s Global Primary are in …

Did you grow up watching the Simpsons, eating barbecue, and riding horses?

Then you, my friend, sound like a citizen of the ole’ U.S of A. Wait… Either way, if you’re the proud owner of a stars and stripes passport …