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Argentina

On the Ground with the Last Nazi Hunters

Kinstler traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Ludwigsburg, Germany, to observe the work of Central Office prosecutors, who scour archives in the pursuit of sorely belated justice.

Germany: The Last Nazi Hunters

Since 1958, a handful of German government prosecutors have sought to bring members of the Third Reich to trial. But the world’s biggest cold-case investigation will soon be shut down

Patagonia Without Hydropower

Local residents in Cochrane refuse to celebrate Chile's recent victory over mega-dam development. The rising price of energy and hazardous air conditions have prolonged the debate.

A Day in the Life of a Cartonero

Argentina's cartoneros, like Marissa Aguilera, work long hours and earn small profits. Still, with the help of well-organized worker cooperatives, many manage to provide food for their family.

A Cartonero's Daily Route

After the financial crisis in 2001, many Argentinians who lost their jobs turned to trash picking to earn a living. These are images from their daily work.

The Cooperative

The cartoneros in Buenos Aires are assembling to find ways to gain legitimate recognition from their government.

The "Ghost Train"

Argentina's economic crisis in the early 2000s threw tens of thousands out of work. For many, working for themselves as a cartonero, someone who collects trash to sell to recycling centers, became the only option to put food on the table.

As featured on Foreign Exchange with Fareed Zakaria.

This film was produced in association with The Virginia Quarterly Review (VQR) and J. Malcolm Garcia, who authored the "The White Train" for the Fall 2007 issue.

September 27, 2007

Argentina: The "Ghost Train"

Gabrielle Weiss

Argentina's economic crisis in the early 2000s threw tens of thousands out of work. For many, working for themselves as cartoneros, people who collect trash to sell to recycling centers, became the only option to put food on the table. But now the deteriorating trains used by cartoneros to...

Museum of Current Crises

This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.