What It's Like To Get an Abortion in a Country Where It's Illegal

The focus of this week's episode of the U.K.'s Secrets of South America was Argentina (last week's, featuring the clip of the beauty queen with mesh sewn to her tongue, was Venezuela). The show, a sort of modern imagining of the Prosperi/Jacopetti Mondo movies as hosted by a perky cross between Alexa Chung and Fiona… » 2/13/14 5:19pm 2/13/14 5:19pm

Argentina’s New Gender Law Is Making Life Way Easier for Trans People

A helpful new law that simplifies the process for changing one's name and gender on an ID card (and covers sex procedures like sex reassignment under health care) aims to make joining the mainstream population a much more attainable goal for transgender citizens in Argentina. In other countries, the gender/name change… » 10/02/12 12:25pm 10/02/12 12:25pm

Falklands Newspaper Bitchily Calls Argentina’s President a Bitch

Long believed to be a mythical archipelago populated exclusively by penguins and three elderly British wizarding couples who all have tea together on Sundays and exchange potion recipes, the Falkland Islands recently proved that it is a very real and newsworthy place when one of the local papers, Penguin News, took a… » 2/12/12 2:30pm 2/12/12 2:30pm

Hugo Chavez Subtly Suggests That The U.S. Government Is Shooting World…


After Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, the president of Argentina, was recently diagnosed with thyroid cancer, Hugo Chavez, Venezuela's disturbingly kooky president, has begun insinuating that perhaps the United States is running around secretly infecting his region's leaders with the disease. His proof? Five Latin… » 12/28/11 5:45pm 12/28/11 5:45pm

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner Diagnosed With Cancer

Just two months after her re-election to a second term, Argentina's popular president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, 58, has thyroid cancer. With early detection and treatment, the survival rate is high, and Kirchner's prognosis is good; the cancer hasn't metastasized or spread to her lymph nodes. She plans to step… » 12/28/11 10:30am 12/28/11 10:30am

Eva Perón Was Lobotomized As Part Of Cervical Cancer Treatment

New research provides a sad look at both the last days of former Argentinian first lady Eva Perón and how severe pain caused by cancer and other diseases was sometimes treated back in the 1950s. It's well-known that Perón died of cervical cancer when she was only 33, but a Yale researcher says that several months… » 12/20/11 11:55pm 12/20/11 11:55pm