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…