October 31, 2014
Argentina >Friday October 31, 2014
By Luciana Bertoia and Tomás Brockenshire
The government seems determined to backpedal with one of the most controversial aspects of the bill to reform the Criminal Procedural Code: the idea that judges have to take into account the “social upheaval” that a crime causes in order to decide whether offenders should be remanded in custody.
Days after the Catholic Church agreed to take part in a campaign launched by Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo, the secretary general of the Argentine Synod (CEA) said that there are no “hidden” archives that could help with the recovery of the babies snatched from their families during the 1976-1983 dictatorship.
By Ariel Riera
The data mentioned by Lanata are correct. However, his statement is misleading. Even though in the last few years the evolution of several economic indicators was indeed superior in these countries, Argentina is in a better general socio-economic situation.