Foreign Voices Must Speak up and Call for Milagro Sala’s Release

Amanda Gutierrez Last month, an international delegation of lawyers travelled to Argentina to investigate the prolonged detention of prominent social movement leaders in the province of Jujuy, including Túpac Amaru leader Milagro Sala. Their visit, which comes at a time of deepening social tensions in the country, highlights the need for foreign governments committed to…

Argentina: Over 60 Social Movements Protest US ‘Military Base’

In Argentina, political parties, social organizations, human rights groups, workers’ unions and Mapuches held a caravan to protest the installation of a United States “humanitarian” base in western city of Neuquen. Under the banner “no to the yankee base in Neuquen” representatives of over 60 organizations travelled Tuesday to the site where the base will…

The Left is Alive in Latin America

Sergio Alejandro Gómez The result of the Mexican elections gives a broad mandate to the progressive candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador to fulfill his  agenda for change and confront corruption, violence and inequality with a strong state and effective social policies. More than half of the electorate turned their backs on traditional parties and chose…

Cristina Kirchner’s Conversation with Rafael Correa

Cristina Kirchner to Correa: Neoliberalism “is going to fail irremediably” In this new edition of ‘Conversando con Correa’, the former president of Ecuador talks with Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, former president and current senator of Argentina. In their dialogue, they address the characteristics of neoliberalism in Latin America and analyze what brought these ideas back…

Argentina Hosts New US Military Base

Argentine President Mauricio Macri is also letting in more DEA, FBI, and U.S. military forces to control narcotrafficking and terrorism within the country. Argentina is allowing the U.S. to build a new military base at its northern border with Brazil and Paraguay. Officials of the South American country also announced that it will work with…