The streets as a stage

By Ryan Chua

Posted at Apr 13 2012 12:06 PM | Updated as of Apr 14 2012 12:02 AM

The streets of Cordoba City, Argentina are a stage for people pushing for change—whether it’s for better working conditions, increased security for communities, or a healthier environment.

Activism is alive and strong here. For instance, protests are held almost every day, says a news producer of El Doce. News programs always have stories about rallies.

I witnessed some of the demonstrations firsthand during my first few weeks in Cordoba. They reminded me of home not only because rallies are also common in the Philippines, but more importantly, because the protesters here and back at home face the same issues.

On Tuesday, I tagged along with reporter Mariano Cardarelli in covering several stories in the city. Two of those were protests.

Ryan Chua is on a journalism exchange program by the AFS-Asia Pacific Initiative (AAI).

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