Argentina

An Alternative Look at the Argentine Default

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

Summer of Service: The Argentine League for the Rights of Man

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.

The organization (colloquially known as “La Liga”) was founded in 1937 as a space to encourage free opposition to the government, and during periods of repressive government, most notably the military dictatorship of… Read more about Summer of Service: The Argentine League for the Rights of Man