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Buenos Aires bold slum renewal forges ahead amid hopes and concerns

8 January 2020

Some residents fear development projects are going to push those with fewer resources out of the area which sits on prime real estate BUENOS AIRES - Standing next to his self-built home reached by a steep ladder in a Buenos Aires slum, resident Miguel Romero is sceptical about the future despite…

Argentina’s Indigenous People Fight for Land Rights

12 January 2019

TARTAGAL, Argentina , Jan 12 2019 (IPS) - Nancy López lives in a house made of clay, wood and corrugated metal sheets, on private land dedicated to agriculture. She is part of an indigenous community of 12 families in northern Argentina that, like almost all such communities, has no title to the…

Hidden City: will giving residents land rights transform a Buenos Aires slum?

19 June 2018

Argentina’s president once talked of forcing slums out of the city – now he wants to deliver residents the deeds to their land. But will it help? “It was really bad in there – I mean, it’s literally a ruin,” says Romina Vargas of Argentina’s most famous abandoned building, where she once lived. …

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FOSS4G + SoTM Argentina 2017, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Mark your calendars! The FOSS4G + SoTM communities will combine in a great event from 23 to 28 October 2017. Come to Buenos Aires to share, learn, and be open! This conference aims to bring together members of the geomatics community of Argentina and other Latin American countries, to share and…