Argentina

Antecedentes del terrorismo de estado en la Argentina: la Sección Especial de la Policía

November 9, 2019
Portada de la publicación “Bajo el terror de justo”, donde se denuncia la represión ilegal de la Sección Especial. Editado por Socorro Rojo Internacional en 1934

¿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?

Argentina's Growing Food Crisis

September 19, 2019

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.

A Guide to Argentina's 2019 Presidential Election

August 12, 2019

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.

Symbolic power shift as China signs $1.4 billion contract with Panama

December 12, 2018

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.

Argentina’s Macri struggles to establish austerity measures in the face of economic collapse

September 24, 2018

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.

Government alliances, policy transformations and the trajectory of contemporary South American grassroots organizations.

August 3, 2018
Over the last few decades, grassroots movements have consolidated as major actors in South American popular politics. In addition to their key role in many countries' transitions to democracy, they have led the resistance to the worst consequences of neoliberal reforms, consistently advocating for the recognition of new economic, social, and political rights.

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