A political crisis fueled by longstanding economic problems and polarization has created a challenging environment for human rights progress in Argentina. Authorities have used hostile rhetoric against the judiciary and the independent press and promoted measures that threaten judicial independence. Congress has failed, for years, to appoint the Ombudsperson and the Attorney General. Argentina continues to make progress protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights and women’s access to abortion, and prosecuting officials for abuses committed during the country’s latest dictatorship (1976-1983). Poor prison conditions and endemic violence against women remain serious concerns.

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