Argentina enjoys robust public debate, but existing and proposed laws threaten free expression. Prison conditions are deplorable; police at times use excessive force against demonstrators; violence against women is endemic; access to reproductive services is imperiled; and indigenous peoples do not enjoy the rights afforded to them by law. Argentina continues to make significant progress regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights and in prosecuting officials for abuses committed during the country’s “Dirty War” (1976-1983), although trials have been subject to delays. On December 10, 2015, Mauricio Macri began a four-year term as president after winning a run-off election in November.