The seed was planted more than 20 years ago by a group of indigenous women who began to gather to try to recover memories from their people. Today, women are also the main protagonists of La Voz Indígena (The Indigenous Voice), a unique radio station in northern Argentina that broadcasts every day in seven languages.
Between the dimly-lit, narrow alleyways of Villa 21, a working-class neighborhood in Buenos Aires, more than 50,000 people live in poverty. It was here that La Garganta Poderosa (which means powerful throat), the magazine that gives a voice to the “villeros” or slum-dwellers, was organized. “’Villeros’ don’t generally reach the media in Argentina. Others see us as people who don’t want to work, or as people who are dangerous. La Garganta Poderosa is the cry that comes from our soul,” says Marcos Basualdo, who works at the publication.