All papacies are political, and Pope Francis’s is no exception.
The Pope hasn't actually opened the door for married priests. But in rethinking celibacy, he has shown his mastery of the art of containing people without actually making big changes to the Church.
A male Hypsiboas punctatus frog in daylight.
Scientists in Argentina have discovered a frog that glows in moonlight and at twilight.
Bolivia’s rural Chaparé region has pushed back against neoliberal policies using democratic practice.
There's truth in the analysis that the rise of right-wing populism is a response to the failures of globalisation. But is it the only response?
Remarkable things happen when academics from the global South work together.
It's important to create spaces where the global South's problems can be presented, debated and solutions developed - including some that can be applied in similar economies.
Women across Latin America took to the streets after a 16-year-old girl was raped and murdered in a coastal town of Argentina in October 2016.
The recent violent rape and murder of a 16-year-old Argentinian girl has sparked a region-wide protest movement against sexual violence in Latin America.
Passions run high in Buenos Aires.
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The decades-old dispute in the South Atlantic is the third rail of Argentine politics – and Mauricio Macri has blithely tripped over it.
Antarctica hangs in the balance. Five cities have the chance of securing the future of this fragile continent.
Labour's leader has a renewed mandate to put his party at the vanguard of the left – but others have walked that road before.
The ranks of a 'new urban poor' in Europe are swelling.
Peru’s new power team. PPK is in the middle.
Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, known as PPK, became president arguably because his citizens are fed up with corruption. Scandal-plagued Brazil offers a template for how he could tackle it.
The global South has more in common than just proximity – our cultural heritage links our literature.
Seasons, stars, settler colonialism: the nations of the south – Australia, Argentina and South Africa – have much in common. And the 2003 Nobel laureate for literature, JM Coetzee, is helping reframe Australian writing within this southern context.
The Falkland Islands (Las Islas Malvinas): a rocky outpost at the centre of a centuries-long dispute.
A UN committee has agreed with the science underpinning Falklands boundary claims, but without solving the sovereignty issue the dispute is no closer to a solution.
At Parque de la Memoria, Obama and Macri pay tribute to victims of the dictatorship.
Argentina and the US have never had the cosiest of relationships. Could opening up old secrets help bring them together?
Jorge Rafael Videla takes the presidential oath after the 1976 coup.
Seven years of harsh military rule prompted the growth of a powerful human rights movement.
There must be another way.
With the theatrics of the Kirchner years finally over, Argentina and the Falklands can start to defrost their relationship.
The faces of 21 people tried for involvement in kidnapping, torture and murder at a dictatorship-era detention centre.
Argentina's right-wing press wants an end to "revenge" for crimes committed under the old dictatorship. But revenge and justice aren't the same thing.
The way we were.
Latin America suddenly seems to be lurching to the right – but was it ever that far left in the first place?
A new start with Macri?
Victory for centre right candidate brings an end to decades of leftist rule.
A policy with big holes in it.
With 12 years of vote-winning diplomatic stunts, the Kirchners have galvanised the Falkland Islanders against Argentina for years to come.
Cotton on the move in Burkina Faso.
The GM debate in the developing world encompasses countries with very different priorities. Through the shrill battle of interests, the real agents for change tend to be overlooked.