Argentina: Social Leader Milagro Sala, Sentenced to 13 Years in Prison

The defense of the Argentine social leader stated that they will present an appeal against the sentence against Sala and, if necessary, they will reach international courts. The Argentine Criminal Court 3 in the province of Jujuy (north) condemned social leader Milagro Sala to 13 years in prison on Monday in relation to the case…

Remilitarizing Argentina?

Livia Peres Milani The passage of two decrees in Argentina that allow the army to respond to transnational threats like drug trafficking and terrorism challenge important demilitarization efforts that ended the country’s military dictatorship. The role of Argentina’s Armed Forces is being redefined in the wake of the passage of two new decrees that threaten…

Milagro Sala to Run for Governor of Jujuy in 2019

Activist and Indigenous leader Milagro Sala, now in detention, has announced she will run in the 2019 regional elections for governor of Jujuy province, northern Argentina. “I have the intention of competing against Gerardo Morales in the elections,” said Sala during a radio interview on Thursday. Sala said she wants to improve the living conditions…

Argentine Feminists Mobilize Against Patriarchal Violence

Peoples Dispatch Marta Montero, the mother of Lucía Perez, and her son speak to the crowds at Plaza de Mayo. Photo: Marcha Noticias On Monday November 26, the day after the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Criminal Court in Mar del Plata, Argentina ruled that the Matías Farías, 25 years…

In Buenos Aires, All Roads Lead to Resistance

Peoples Dispatch Activists from across Latin America and the world marched on Friday November 30 to reject the G20 Summit which brings together and celebrates the most powerful and divisive leaders of the world and their anti-people policies In the weeks leading up to the grand G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, which itself lasted a…

The G20 and Argentina’s Moment of Reckoning

Peoples Dispatch The protests against the gathering of global leaders provides an opportunity to develop political platforms that can mount a more sustained resistance to the neoliberal agenda Argentina is at a critical moment. This year, its currency devalued 50%, plunging millions into deeper economic insecurity. The worst affected were those who had already been…

The IMF, the G20 and an Argentine Disaster Foretold

Nate Singham As Argentina prepares to host the G20 heads of state summit, it stares at a long period of social and economic crises that are likely to be the byproducts of IMF-dictated austerity policies implemented by president Mauricio Macri Argentina will soon have the somewhat dubious distinction of being the first South American country…

Interview With Indigenous Social Leader Milagro Sala

teleSUR “The big powers come to govern the country (…) they want to take away our Argentine flag and they want to impose on us a colonization flag”.  Milagro Sala On the 1,000th day of Milagro Sala’s detention, unions, political parties and social organizations marched to demand her freedom. To understand her situation on an…

The Feminist Struggle Has No Boundaries

Marcha Noticias | Peoples Dispatch ‘Not one more woman dead due to clandestine abortion’ In the aftermath of one of the biggest feminist mobilizations in history for the access to safe abortion in Argentina, Celeste Mac Dougall of the campaign reflects on the way ahead Following the rejection by the Argentine Senate of the Voluntary…

Latin America: The Judicial War Against Democracy

Enrique Santiago Romero Translated by Internationalist 360° On September 1, 2016, the Brazilian Senate dismissed Dilma Rousseff from the country’s presidency in a “political trial” in which she was convicted for allegedly manipulating the public budget. Between the 2 of November of 2017 and the 6 of March of 2018, the Argentine president Cristina Fernández…

Evo Morales Rejects Militarization of Bolivia-Argentina Border

On Thursday, Bolivian President Evo Morales rejected the militarization of the Bolivia-Argentina border that President Mauricio Macri has ordered. The Bolivian president said that the Argentine Government seeks to intimidate and frighten the Bolivian people, but noted that this action does not scare them. Morales said that Argentina’s move aims to rattle Bolivia. “They will try…

Argentina’s Inquisition: The Repentant Industry and the Heart of Lawfare

Claudio Fabian Guevara Translated by Internationalist 360° The colonial administration of Mauricio Macri in Argentina has unleashed a new wave of arrests based on another judicial mega-case specially designed for its media impact: the notebooks of the chauffeur Oscar Centeno. The story argues that the driver of a Kirchner second-line official patiently recorded for ten…

‘Bread and Work’: Argentine Workers March Against Macri and IMF

Workers demand the approval of five laws and the reject the IMF US$50 billion deal with Argentina. In Argentina, social organizations and thousands of workers marched Tuesday to reject the government of Mauricio Macri, its agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and to demand the approval of five laws: food emergency, urbanization of working-class…

US, Israeli Inteligence Involved in ‘Anti-Kirchner’ Campaign in 2015 Election

A report by the United Kingdom House of Commons has revealed that the company Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL) Group, a parent company of Cambridge Analytica led an anti-Kirchner campaign during the 2015 presidential elections in Argentina, which businessman Mauricio Macri, of the Cambiemos coalition, won with a margin of less than 4 percent. The report…