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Disappearing Into the Darkness

A JOY-FILLED roar emanates from the bar I’m walking past. Men and women, wearing pale blue and white, hug each other and punch the air. In a nation so biterly divided between let and right, only football - and a claim to the Falklands - unites the people of Argentina.

Football serves as a welcome distraction to yo-yo economics and volatile politics. The Argentinian peso has dropped signiicantly in the three weeks I’ve been here. Wandering through the civilised streets of Buenos Aires, I struggle to understand how its population copes so calmly with the constant uncertainty of living expenses such as rent or utilities. I guess they’ve learned how to live with the threat of much worse. It was around the World Cup of 1978 that the focus of the world turned to Argentina. Its dark secrets suddenly at risk of exposure. During the military dictatorship which started two years previously with a coup d’etat and would last until 1983, the country’s leadership implemented a campaign to eradicate let-leaning political opposition and annihilate all traces of its ideology.

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Welcome to the new scrumdiddlyumptious issue of the award winning iScot Magazine number 54 The front cover artwork is designed by Stewart Kerr Brown and represents our maybe new Prime Minister of Boris Johnson pictured as John Bull with a hint of Pennywise from IT by Stephen King . We’re screwed tbh.