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Argentina’s Milagro Sala: Criminal, or “Political Prisoner”?

September 11, 2017

SAN SALVADOR DE JUJUY – As Argentina’s crucial midterm elections approach, the country’s growing political divides are on full display.

Nowhere is this more clear than in the case of Milagro Sala, a prominent activist in Argentina’s remote northwest who once enjoyed vast influence bolstered by the patronage of then-President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner as well as the thousands of Argentines who benefited from her work.

But weeks after President Mauricio Macri’s election in late 2015, Sala found herself behind bars, charged with sedition and abetment after organizing a...

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