Tag: Argentina

Protestas webseries

In the framework of an ongoing investigation on Citizen Participation and Governance in Latin America, the Observatory of Latin America and the Caribbean (OPALC-CERI/Sciences Po) in alliance with two journalists, seven researchers, and with the financial support of the Charles Foundation Léopold Mayer, launched the webseries Protestas. The eight episodes of the webseries are available

Temples and religious leaders, targets of violence in Argentina

In recent months, Christian churches (Catholic and non-Catholic) continue to be vandalized. According to the Argentine Council for Religious Freedom, during the month of January, there were attacks by radical feminist protesters against evangelical churches in the province of Misiones. In November 2020, the walls of the Nuestra Señora del Rosario Cathedral located in Moreno,

Vandalized temples in Argentina

In several provinces of Argentina, theft, vandalism and desecration of churches were reported. In the face of the economic crisis, that is exacerbated by the current pandemic, such incidents are more frequent and affect temples of Christian worship. Alms, images– among other goods – become valuable for various criminal groups. Many times, in addition to

Rio Negro Court confirms sentence against Argentine gynaecologist

According to the Criminal Code of Argentina, abortion is not punishable in case of rape. In 2012, the Supreme Court specified the scope of this rule, requiring the development of protocols for its proper application. In 2019, the Argentinian gynaecologist Leandro Rodríguez Lastra was sentenced to suspended jail term and disqualification, under charges of non-compliance

Vandalized churches in different countries of the region

On International Women’s Day, celebrated every 8th of March, various groups of women participated in massive marches demanding respect for their rights and equal treatment. In countries like Colombia, Mexico, andArgentina, some radical feminist groups vandalized various public spaces and monuments, including places of Catholic worship. These groups painted the walls of the temples, with

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