On the eve of Argentina’s eighth default, the HPR’s Ignacio Sabate published an article questioning whether history was repeating itself in Argentina. Sabate, like countless writers before him, observed that Argentina’s long history of financial troubles could be proof that the country still “has not learned its lesson.” This portrayal of Argentina appeals to our naïve belief in a just world. We can pretend that default and its consequences are a scourge reserved for countries that lack financial… Read more about An Alternative Look at the Argentine Default
I knew that Buenos Aires had gotten into my bones when I was standing between a desolate highway and a gorge in northwest Argentina, looking beyond the icy river to the stone railway bridge, the one the hostel owner back in Humahuaca had said you simply had to walk under and you would find the Incan cave, and I thought, “I want to go home.”
On my first day of work at the Liga Argentina por los Derechos del Hombre (The Argentine League for the Rights of Man), the oldest human rights organization in Argentina and maybe all of Latin America my mentor, Dr. Gerardo Etcheverry, mentioned to me that the term “human rights” does not appear in the organization’s title because the concept had yet to be invented.