Carla McKirdy


Why Women Around the World Face Jail Time for Miscarrying

In Argentina, a woman was sentenced to eight years in prison after having a miscarriage when police accused her of self-inducing an abortion—and her case is far from unique.
Carla McKirdy

Italy Is Fighting for Marijuana Legalization with Weed-Infused Gelato

Thanks to a marijuana legalization advocacy group, locals from the quaint coastal village of Alassio in Liguria can now enjoy a scoop of cannabis creme gelato.
Carla McKirdy
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How to Drink Yerba Mate in South America

For some South Americans, a well-prepared mate will replace a morning coffee just as well as a 5 o’clock tea. The best part? It’s naturally caffeinated leaves give drinkers stimulation in the form of a balanced sense of focus and alertness that lasts...
Carla McKirdy

'Absolutely No Medical Records': How Women Get Back Alley Abortions in Argentina

We spoke to the women who are forced to get unsafe, illegal abortions and to the doctors who provide them.
Carla McKirdy

Inside Argentina's Best Illegal Restaurant

Casa Felix is a <i>puerta cerrada</i> (closed-door) restaurant in Buenos Aires, located inside a residential neighborhood at a secret location.
Carla McKirdy

This Is How Argentina Does Oktoberfest

Villa General Belgrano is one of a few historically German-speaking villages that dot Argentina, where immigrants from Switzerland, Austria, and Germany settled in the wake of World War II.
Carla McKirdy