NACLA Update 2/18/10 - Nicaragua's Anti-Poverty Programs / Impunity in Argentina

Chavkin Award 2010

NACLA is seeking nominations for the 2010 Chavkin Award for Integrity in Journalism in Latin America. The prize is awarded every 18 months to an outstanding investigative reporter working in Latin America or the Caribbean, exposing injustice and oppression or documenting the struggles for social justice and democracy in the region.
Please send nominations to NACLA editor Pablo Morales, at by Friday, February 26.
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The Disconcerting 'Success' of Nicaragua's Anti-Poverty Programs
by Alejandro Gutiérrez

Challenging the notion that poverty has been reduced in Nicaragua under President Daniel Ortega's administration, this rebuttal to the article "Report From a Fact-Finding Trip to Nicaragua: Anti-Poverty Programs Make a Difference," published in December on NACLA's website, proposes to add a broader political and economic context to the debate.
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Argentina: Impunity Is Not Just a Memory
by Joel Richards

Over a year since he was last seen, there is still no trace of Argentine Luciano Arruga. He has joined the list of desaparecidos, the term that usually refers to the 30,000 disappeared during the brutal military dictatorship that ruled Argentina between 1976 and 1983. The difference is that Luciano was kidnapped and disappeared in a broadly heralded democracy.
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