Argentina Remembers: 46th Anniversary of the US-backed Civic-Military Coup

Tanya Wadhwa On March 24, hundreds of thousands of Argentines flooded the Plaza de Mayo and surrounding streets in capital Buenos Aires to commemorate the victims of the last dictatorship and demand justice for them. Photo:Leandro Mastronicola / Emergentes This March 24, on the Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice, after a pause of…

UK Deployed 31 Nuclear Weapons During the Falklands War

RICHARD NORTON-TAYLOR Prince Andrew disembarks HMS Invincible with his parents after serving in the Falklands War. Nuclear weapons were stored onboard. (Photo: Anwar Hussein / Getty) British warships deployed to the South Atlantic after Argentina’s invasion of the Falkland Islands in 1982 were armed with dozens of nuclear depth charges. Prince Andrew served on HMS…

A Soft Civic-Military Coup in Argentina?

Germán Gorraiz López The Pacific Alliance was born in 2011 with Mexico, Peru, Chile and Colombia as founding States, the USA and China as observers and Australia and Canada as future associated States and currently represents 41% of Latin America’s GDP and 57% of its foreign trade with a potential market of about 230 million…

Argentina: Labor, Environmentalists and Indigenous Unite to Defeat Mining

Marisela Trevin A zoning law would have opened up the southern Argentinian province of Chubut to large-scale mining by multinational corporations. But the law was defeated in just five days by an alliance of environmentalists, workers, youth, and indigenous people. Their fight points the way forward for other movements around the world. The people of…

American Express Goes on a Buying Spree in Argentina’s Congress

Juan Grabois I was told that a man by the name of John Doe passed through the offices of Argentine congressmen. He wasn’t carrying heavy bags of cash, but only had an American Express card on him. Doe was a well-groomed and well-dressed U.S. national who came on behalf of the American Chamber of Commerce…

Latin America: Why the Elections in Chile, Brazil and Colombia are Crucial

Emir Sader Latin America has become the epicenter of the greatest political struggles of the 21st century because it was the epicenter of neoliberalism in the world. It was the region with the most neoliberal and radical governments. Therefore, it became the region where the anti-neoliberal governments developed, thus becoming the fundamental scenario of the…

Argentina: “We Repudiate the Repression against the Mapuche People”

Perez Esquevel The Nobel Peace Prize winner and head of the well known human rights organization Peace and Justice Service (Serpaj), Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, has repudiated the “repression against the Mapuche people”, and has condemned the death of young Elías Garay in the vicinity of a native community near the city of Bariloche. “We have…

Nicaragua Denies Vote to Argentina for Presidency of CELAC

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Minrex) of Nicaragua communicated today that it will not grant its vote to Argentina for the pro tempore presidency of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac). Nicaragua will not support Argentina for Pro Tempore Presidency of CELAC, saying the government of Argentina has become "an instrument of…

What United Us Was Empathy: Community Organizations Help Tackle Hunger in Argentina

Julián Inzaugarat, Ana Dagorret Children’s Day in Villa del Parque, Luján, organized by the people’s organizations. Photo: Victoria Nordenstahl The pandemic brought with it more inequality and injustice. Grassroots movements responded with solidarity and organization and food for those who were struggling What will the world be like when we emerge from the pandemic? Will we…

Argentina: Fracking is Killing Water and Land

Carlos Aznarez In recent days, fracking in the province of Neuquén has once again become a topic of discussion. Community members of the Mapuche people together with social organizations have carried out roadblocks and blockades, warning about the lack of water and its contamination. The protest is related to the green light given by the…