El candidato único del oficialismo para las elecciones presidenciales en la Argentina, Daniel Scioli, realizó el pasado 22 de julio una breve pero significativa visita a Cuba, donde se reunió con Raúl Castro. ¿De qué hablaron?
July 18th will mark the 21st anniversary of the 1994 AMIA bombing. Sadly, that case remains unsolved. On August 6th a new trial will start to investigate high-ranking public officials of covering up one of the worst terror attacks in the Americas. Unfortunately, that trial still won’t bring to justice those who committed the act, nor get to the bottom of the death of Alberto Nisman the prosecutor who had led the investigation and died this past January under mysterious circumstances.
This past May, El Salvador suffered its highest murder rate since the end of the country’s civil war 23 years ago. But this grisly flash of news—what journalists in the region call the nota roja—doesn’t give the wider context. There’s another story to be told here beyond the numbers: how Latin American journalists are affected by the violence they cover and how, in turn, their coverage is creating a cultural acceptance of violence.
Last week, LatinAmericaGoesGlobal had the opportunity to sit down with Margarita Stolbizer, one of the presidential candidates in October 2015 elections in Argentina. We discussed topics including women’s rights, LGBT rights, transparency and her chances in this election.
Nisman’s death has also had a profound effect on Argentina’s Jewish community that once again faces age-old accusations of double loyalties, raising questions about their full inclusion in Argentine society. But worse, Nisman’s death and the official reaction have also presented serious risks for broader civil society in Argentina that go beyond the country’s Jewish community.