Among the many controversial interactions the US has had with Latin American countries, perhaps one of the most dangerous is the US relationship with meat producers in South America. The US is the highest consumer of meat in the world, with the average American consuming 101 pounds of meat each year, a number which has quadrupled since the 1960s. While the US is still the largest producer of meat in the world, countries such as Argentina and Brazil are closing the gap.
Argentina adopted the world’s first gender quota law in 1991, mandating that political parties nominate women for 30 percent of the electable positions on their candidate lists.
Durante la crisis económica, social y política argentina de los años 2001 y 2002 comenzaron a expandirse los casos de recuperación de empresas cerradas o quebradas, llevados adelante por sus trabajadores.1 En torno a estas experiencias se fue constituyendo un movimiento social que le otorgó identidad común a los diversos casos ocurridos desde aquellos años hasta la actualidad.
En artículos anteriores he analizado las modalidades típicas de autogestión, en un caso, y los mecanismos que explican las formas concretas de movilización sobre las que se apoya la autogestión obrera.1 En este artículo se analiza el vínculo que existe, precisamente, entre la movilización social y la autogestión.
Latin America does not rank well when it comes to transgender protection. In fact, between January 2008 and December 2014, “1,356 killings of trans and gender-diverse people have been reported in Central and South America, which account for 78% of the globally reported murders of trans and gender-diverse people” (Transgender Europe, 2015).
El 10 de diciembre próximo la democracia argentina cumple 32 años, constituyendo este período iniciado en 1983 el de más larga duración y estabilidad.
Military dictatorships in most Latin American countries during the 1970s suppressed the population, but out of it grew a movement that remains strong. People who were typically voiceless, began to use walls as a microphone for their political and social expressions. While street art is not always politically linked, the movement grew from the need to not be silenced anymore.
It is frequently argued that the rivalry between Brazil and Argentina has been surmounted. That is, the two countries have successfully overcome their differences and turned their relationship into a paragon of a strategic partnership - except on the pitch. Although Brazil-Argentina provides an astonishing example of turning an erstwhile opponent into a strategic ally, the fact is that the two countries live a love-hate relationship.
Following the promise of President Mauricio Macri to re-open the economy to international financial markets after taking power, Argentina exited currency restrictions, devalued its currency, and freed imports and exports.
On October 25, 2015 Mauricio Macri, a centre-rightist won the election and replaced Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. Mr. Macri’s victory is notable, to say the least, because he stepped into the Casa Rosada presidential palace putting an end to the Kirchner era of 12 years.