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: Supreme Court Overturns Milagro Sala’s Prison Transfer

Argentina’s Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that social leader and member of the Mercosur Parliament Milagro Sala be returned to house arrest, after being sent to a federal prison in Northwestern province of Salta last week. In the ruling, the president of the supreme court Ricardo Lorenzetti and four other justices  instructed the Supreme Court of…

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…

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…