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An image of male and female legs dancing in the final round of the stage category during the Tango World Championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021. 

Feminist tango collectives take center stage in Argentina

All-female and all-queer tango groups playing contemporary tango songs with a feminist lens are on the rise in Argentina.

Feminist tango collectives take center stage in Argentina
Los Gatos live in concert, 1968. 

How the Beatles inspired a rock revolution in Argentina

How the Beatles inspired a rock revolution in Argentina
A group of women raise their arms and wave green flags

Bill legalizing abortion passed in pope's native Argentina

Bill legalizing abortion passed in pope's native Argentina
Demonstrators wave a large rainbow flag outside congress in support of a proposal to legalize same-sex marriage in Buenos Aires. 

Royal Spanish Academy dismisses movement to make Spanish more gender-inclusive

Royal Spanish Academy dismisses movement to make Spanish more gender-inclusive
People are shown holding pipes letting off green smoke with the Argentine capital dome in the distance.

Argentina's lower house approves bill legalizing abortion

Argentina's lower house approves bill legalizing abortion
Argentine soccer superstar Diego Armando Maradona cheers after the Napoli team clinched its first Italian major league title in Naples, Italy, on May 10, 1987.

Remembering Diego Maradona, a leftie on the field — and in politics

While Diego Maradona never ran or held public office, his success on the field, larger-than-life personality and friendships with leftist leaders connected him to political life in Argentina and across Latin America over more than three decades. 

Remembering Diego Maradona, a leftie on the field — and in politics
Geneticist Harm van Bakel, right, has been racing to map the new coronavirus at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.

Inside the global network of scientists racing to curb the spread of coronavirus

The pandemic’s deadly grip has sparked a global race to understand how the virus is evolving and spreading — and the clues are in its genetic code. A worldwide network of scientists is trying to map and understand the genomic makeup of the new coronavirus in near real time.

Inside the global network of scientists racing to curb the spread of coronavirus
Argentina's presidential candidate Alberto Fernández and his running mate former President Cristina Kirchner embrace each other during a closing campaign rally in Mar del Plata, Argentina, Oct. 24, 2019.

Economic crisis unites Argentina's fractured Peronist movement

Troubles with national debt has sent the country into the arms of the populist group many times before.

Economic crisis unites Argentina's fractured Peronist movement
Marcela Juan

These Argentine women fight against a justice system 'written by men, for men'

In Argentina, violence against women is rising nationwide. Prosecutor Marcela Juan is among a number of women trying to solve the problem. Some are working on legislation while others are taking to the streets, making their voices heard.

These Argentine women fight against a justice system 'written by men, for men'
Women stand together and hold sings in Spanish in a city.

Photos: The women of Argentina’s abortion debate

An attempt to legalize abortion in Argentina failed last year, but the debate is far from over.

Photos: The women of Argentina’s abortion debate
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Mandatory sex ed curriculum stirs controversy in Argentina

In Argentina, a mostly Catholic and conservative country, discussion around sex education has been heated. That’s why a law passed in 2006 to give kids comprehensive sexual education has been sporadically implemented. Until recently, it was ignored and put on the back burner.

Mandatory sex ed curriculum stirs controversy in Argentina
a slum in buenos aires

How Argentina crept to the threshold of crisis, again

How can this be happening again in a country that was once richer than all its Latin American neighbors combined?  

How Argentina crept to the threshold of crisis, again
A man holds a sign reading "Uber=Illega" over a woman's head

Protesters in Argentina say Uber is ‘illegal’ — but a bigger problem is unemployment

Argentina has been the fastest-growing market in the world for Uber since it started operating there in 2016. That success has angered the city's taxi unions, who claim demand for taxis has been cut in half since Uber's arrival.

Protesters in Argentina say Uber is ‘illegal’ — but a bigger problem is unemployment
Activists hold hands outside the National Congress in Argentina.

Legal abortions remain elusive in Argentina, especially for the most vulnerable

In Argentina, abortion is illegal — except in cases of rape, incest and danger to the life of the mother. But abortion rights activists say even those rare cases where abortion is lawful, women and girls have a hard time accessing one.

Legal abortions remain elusive in Argentina, especially for the most vulnerable
a woman with a sign

Argentine actress’s #MeToo story provokes national outrage

Sexual abuse allegations against a popular actor have rocked Argentina in recent weeks. Thousands of women have come forward with their stories of sexual assault using the hashtag, #Miracomonosponemo, meaning, "Look at what you've done to us."

Argentine actress’s #MeToo story provokes national outrage