Redacción Mar del Plata

News published by the Pressenza bureau in Mar Del Plata, Argentina

Luis Milani, a master teacher, a great builder

By Horacio Mesón When we receive the news of the almost sudden death of a loved one who also has other attributes – such as having been for the undersigned one of the models of life – this type of…

Collective construction as a beacon for Mapuche women of Neuquén

Last Saturday the “First Meeting of Mapuche Women of the Zonal Council of the Mapuche Confederation of Neuquén” took place in the Lof Campo Maripe. Women from different communities met with the intention of creating a space to address different…

“Producing healthy food at fair prices is food sovereignty”.

The Unión de Trabajadores y Trabajadoras de la Tierra (UTT) launched the “Corredor Patagónico Soberano”, a 4500-kilometre route in which a truck distributes healthy food in Buenos Aires, La Pampa, Negro, Río Negro and Chubut. They manage to reduce transport…

Global warming and future pandemics

A study published in the journal Nature says that animal migration due to rising global temperatures and habitat destruction will lead to a “network of new viruses” that could affect human health. As a possible mitigation plan, they urge governments…

Communique of the Mapuche Community Tehuelche Nahuelpan

Boquete Nahuelpan (Esquel-Chubut) Puelmapu Mapuche Ancestral Territory 13 June 2022 To the Mapuche Tehuelche People To those who fight for a more breathable world To civil society Marimari kompuche. Foucault said: “the sovereign does not exercise his right over life…

May 1st: “We workers want a dignified and well-paid job”.

On International Workers’ Day, Sonia Lemos – General Secretary of the Tareferos Union – tells the story of the life, feelings and struggles of the yerba mate harvesters. Organising to demand rights, the role of women and the rejection of…

Earth Day, indigenous peoples, and other possible worlds

The United Nations called for “making peace with nature” and transforming economic systems for environmental sustainability. Diaguita leader Mario Quinteros questions politically correct discourse and points the finger at those responsible for the climate crisis: economic elites, governments and a…

Agroecology’s responses to the reign of biased thinking

Two economists, in a recent column published in the newspaper El Destape, have launched themselves into a series of prejudices about the production and commercialisation of agroecological fruit and vegetables. The Iriarte Verde cooperative has responded to the falsehoods published…

Important Mapuche meeting on health and medicine based on ancestral knowledge

Wvnen Xawvn, tayiñ Bawehtuwvn”, “Wvnen Xawvn, tayiñ Bawehtuwvn”. At a crucial moment for the health of humanity where the response of the pharmaceutical market was to place life and health as a commodity in the hands of multinationals, the Mapuche…

Today 03/15: No to nature-based solutions!

Press conference On the eve of a vital UN moment for biodiversity, “nature-based solutions” are once again wrongly touted as the solution. Nature-based solutions” promote the illusion that plants and soils can undo the damage to the climate caused by…

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