At Patricios Park in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Patricia Rodríguez (right) leads a workshop to teach Maite Vallejos (left), 13; Camila Carmelino (center, foreground), 12; and other members of the same Scout troop about caring for the environment. This Scout gathering on April 14 celebrated Good Deeds Day, which took place the following day. During this international day of community service, Scouting troops foster friendship and promote daily good deeds.
Uriel Magnano (left) and Gonzalo Olivera do wheelies during an event in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where young bike enthusiasts meet up, perform tricks and compete for prizes. This event, held every other Sunday, is organized by a Facebook group that connects bicyclists throughout the city.
At an International Women's Day rally in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Malena D'Alessio (right) rapped about women's rights and overthrowing a patriarchal system. On March 8, this crowd gathered in front of the National Congress building. Thousands of demonstrators marched in the capital, calling for equality and justice, while similar events took place worldwide with a sense of renewed urgency and focused activism.
From left: Bárbara Cruz, 14; Ana Copa; and her daughter Candela, 3, paint LEDs at the Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art during a workshop called "I Want My Flag Bright," organized by Espacio Nixso, an artists' collective that holds free workshops on art and technology for children. At this session, the kids learned how to create LED flags and their electrical connections.
The band of the Asociación Trabajadores del Estado, the state workers’ union, plays a protest anthem on Jan. 16 during a march in the capital demanding the release of activist Milagro Sala. She was arrested two years ago and has been charged with embezzling state funds and inciting criminal acts. Sala is the leader of Tupac Amaru, an organization that provides housing through government funding. Her arrest has received public outcry from groups such as Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, as well as from Pope Francis.
Leonardo Juárez and his wife, Nora, prepare chorizo, a type of pork sausage commonly eaten in Argentina, during a march near Argentina’s Congress building, in Buenos Aires, on Dec. 14. The march protested a measure that would tighten pension and social welfare benefits. The bill was approved on Dec. 19.
Valentina Brishantina, the artistic name of the founder of the artists’ group Brigada Brillantina, danced on Nov. 18 at a march to the national congress building in Buenos Aires, Argentina, during the 26th Marcha del Orgullo LGBTIQ annual pride parade. “We believe glitter is a small material that bothers our enemies, and our friends enjoy it,” Brishantina says.
Susy Shock (right), a transgender artist, recites poems and sings with her band La Bandada de Colibríes during the fourth Asterisco Festival Internacional de Cine LGBTIQ, a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer international film festival in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her poems speak about life and the struggles of trans people.
Laura Aquino (left) offers food to a homeless woman during an event organized by Movimiento Barrios de Pie, which works to solve social problems within the capital Buenos Aires. The gathering took place on Oct. 5 in front of the national congress building. The group set up a soup kitchen that also collected signatures in support of an increase in the national budget for nutrition and food policies.
Rapper Violeta Kovensky (center), who uses the stage name Vaio Flow, performs a song in support of legalizing abortion during a Sept. 29, march in front of the Congreso de la Nación Argentina, Buenos Aires, to commemorate the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion a day earlier. Following the march, Kovensky and other members of the women’s artist collective known as AÚLLA held a candlelight vigil for women who have died from clandestine abortions.
Dancers performed in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Sept. 1 during a protest demanding government response to the alleged forced disappearance of Santiago Maldonado, 28. He was last seen Aug. 1 in the Patagonia region during a border police operation. Members and supporters of the Mapuche Pu Lof indigenous community, including Maldonado, were protesting the displacement of indigenous people in an area owned by Benetton, the clothing company. “We dance because we want Santiago to appear alive,” says Viviana Maldonado, who is not related to Santiago Maldonado.
Malena Páez, 20, sits on an interactive art installment at the Centro Cultural Recoleta’s new exhibit, “Entrar en Juego,” or “Enter the Game,” in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Centro Cultural Recoleta allows visitors to approach and connect with art and offers free admission to many exhibits.
In Buenos Aires, Argentina, Ana Robledo fastens a crocheted version of a white handkerchief, the symbol of Madres de Plaza de Mayo, to a fence at the Plaza de Mayo, the city’s main public square. The words “nunca más” mean “never again.” Madres de Plaza de Mayo was formed by mothers of “los desaparecidos,” people who disappeared during the regime of President Jorge Rafael Videla, who ruled from 1976 to 1981. Many people in Argentina rallied to recognize the anniversary of the March 24, 1976, coup d’état that brought Videla to power.
Indigenous people from Argentina’s Jujuy province in northern Argentina, along with others, make offerings to Pachamama, which in the local indigenous language means "Mother Earth." The event, held on Aug. 27 in Buenos Aires, gathered the city’s residents and some officials with indigenous people to ask for the country’s good health, a blessing of natural resources, work, and peace and unity among Argentines.
Argentine protesters braved the rain in Buenos Aires on July 14 to protest increased utility rates, which have risen by as much as 1,000 percent in some areas. The protests come within President Mauricio Macri’s first year in office, during which Argentines have experienced continued economic instability. The sign shown says, “No to the tarifazo,” a term used in Argentina based on the Spanish word tarifa that is modified to suggest an exaggerated rate. That phrase is followed by, “Macri, national shame!!!”
A crowd gathered in Buenos Aires on Feb. 18 to demand answers regarding the January 2015 death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman. Protesters held signs stating, “We are all Nisman.” Nisman was found dead in his home the night before he was due in Congress to present evidence regarding then-President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s alleged involvement in a criminal conspiracy related to the 1994 bombing of a Jewish organization. Eighty-five people died and hundreds were injured in that incident.