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Can Argentina's Feminists Change Government?

February 03, 2020

BUENOS AIRES - For Argentine President Alberto Fernández, the decision to don a green tie at a recent meeting of his new government was about more than the aesthetic.

The Irish green hue has become the color of Argentina’s abortion rights activists, and Fernández’s tie matched the handkerchiefs on the wrists of many officials present at the training on gender issues. His government has only been in power for two months, but such symbolic moves reflect a progressive stance on women’s rights in a region where right-wing governments are lately more preoccupied with defending “family...

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