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10 HOURS AGO - BBC

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Argentine town bans beauty contests

A town in Argentina becomes the first in the country to ban beauty queen competitions in its traditional festivities, arguing they are sexist.

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11 HOURS AGO - Eurasia Review

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The Riddle Of Argentina – Analysis

Argentina is the only country in the world that was ‘developed’ in 1900 and ‘developing’ in 2000. Various explanations highlight the roles of trade openness, political institutions, financial integration, financial development, and macroeconomic instability. No study has so far attempted a quantitative assessment of the relative importance of each of these competing factors. This column […] The post The Riddle ...

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13 HOURS AGO - BBC

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Argentine court grants rights to ape

A court in Argentina rules that a shy orangutan who spent the last 20 years in a zoo can be granted some legal rights enjoyed by humans.

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13 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Court Rules Orangutan Held In Argentina Zoo Is 'Non-Human Person' And Can Be Freed

By Richard Lough BUENOS AIRES, Dec 21 (Reuters) - An orangutan held in an Argentine zoo can be freed and transferred to a sanctuary after a court recognized the ape as a "non-human person" unlawfully deprived of its freedom, local media reported on Sunday. Animal rights campaigners filed a habeas corpus petition - a document more typically used to challenge ...

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13 HOURS AGO - The Guardian

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Orangutan in Argentina zoo recognised by court as 'non-human person'

Sandra, 29, can be freed in Buenos Aires and transferred to a sanctuaryAnimal rights campaigners win after filing habeas corpus petitionTommy the chimp is not a person, New York court decidesAn orangutan held in an Argentinian zoo can be freed and transferred to a sanctuary after a court recognised the ape as a “non-human person” unlawfully deprived of its freedom, ...

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