¿Qué elementos deben considerarse a la hora de explicar el fenómeno del terrorismo de estado en la historia reciente argentina y latinoamericana? Cómo es sabido, el contexto de la guerra fría y los desafíos políticos que amenazaron en mayor o menor grado al orden social imperante resultan ineludibles. ¿Pero acaso el contexto nacional y mundial es suficiente para dar cuenta de la enormidad de la violencia ilegal desatada por el estado?
On Sunday, October 27th, 2019, Argentina took to the ballot to elect a new president who will be in power for the next fo
Latin America has become a predominantly Catholic region since early Spanish and Portuguese Colonizers arrived in the western hemisphere in the 15th and 16th centuries.
Since 2018, Argentina has been suffering one of the most devastating economic recessions in the world. Inflation has risen to 54%, causing the peso to lose over half its value, unemployment throughout the country has skyrocketed to 10%, and it is estimated that a whopping 32% of citizens are living below the poverty line. This rapid deterioration of the Argentine economy has made it increasingly more difficult for families to keep food on the table.
On August 11th Argentines will be headed to the polls to vote in the primary elections, the first step in determining who will be on the ballot for the general presidential election on October 27th. While a change in president is always impactful for any country, Argentine citizens are especially aware of the importance of their ballot this time around. Since the beginning of the economic crisis in 2018, the peso has risen to above 40 pesos to the dollar, indicating a 48% inflation rate.
The feminist movement has been in the spotlight in various forms, but all with the emphasis on equity in society. This movement has fueled many women and organizations to fight for justice within their community and nation.
After the events of 9/11 there was a rise in contemporary cases of Islamophobia in the United States. However, what is often left out of the media is the rise in Islamophobia that has been occuring in South America as well.
On Tuesday, December 6, news broke that the government of Panama had awarded a $1.4 billion contract to a Chinese consortium to initiate a new infrastructure project on the Panama Canal. The new contract will allow the Chinese consortium to begin construction of a massive bridge over the Panama Canal connecting Panama City to its western suburbs. This deal comes directly after Chinese president Xi Jinping paid a visit to Panama—the first Chinese leader ever to do so—during a 4-part tour to Spain, Argentina, Panama and Portugal. President Xi’s tour overlapped with the occurrence of this year’s G20 Summit in Buenos Aires.
As the value of its currency continues to fall and its economy edges nearer to collapse, Argentina’s government is scrambling to establish new measures to protect its currency and to save the country from a long-term recession. The government recently proposed a new plan for the 2019 budget which now includes various initiatives to cut government spending.