Argentina

29.01.2018

Argentina continues to seek truth and justice, despite the hurdles

Argentina continues to seek truth and justice, despite the hurdles

By Daniel Gutman for IPS. BUENOS AIRES, Jan 21 2018 (IPS) – Thirty-four years after Argentina’s return to democracy, more than 500 cases involving human rights abuses committed during the 1976-1983 military dictatorship are making their way through the courts. This high number not only shows that the process of… »

17.12.2017

United Colors of Murder

United Colors of Murder

By Observatorio Argentino In Argentina, the government of Mauricio Macri, in cahoots with large oil, mining and agro-industrial consortiums, has unleashed a ferocious and murderous assault against indigenous communities throughout the country, with the complicity of the legal system and the support of the mainstream media. The… »

16.12.2017

Argentina: The right to protest in danger

Argentina: The right to protest in danger

We publish a translation of the statement by the Centre for Legal and Social Studies in Argentina in the light of the violent repression against pensioners protesting against cuts to their pensions recently legislated for in Buenos Aires. By CELS (Spanish initials for the Centre for Legal and Social Studies). »

07.12.2017

“Milagro Sala will spend Christmas at home”

“Milagro Sala will spend Christmas at home”

One day after the Supreme Court of Argentina agreed to the ruling by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, which demanded that the Argentinean justice and the national government provide, as a minimum, the house arrest of Milagro Sala in order to preserve her physical integrity, the Federal Court No. »

01.10.2017

Where is Santiago Maldonado? Demonstrations around the world

Where is Santiago Maldonado? Demonstrations around the world

Today, 1 October in many countries around the world, people demonstrated to ask the Argentinean government and the Argentine police about the whereabouts of Santiago Maldonado, the militant who supported the Mapuche struggles against the multi-nationals in Argentina. All trace of Santiago was lost on 1 August this year. »

17.09.2017

How many native communities are in danger in Argentina?

How many native communities are in danger in Argentina?

By SEBASTIÁN ORTEGA 11 September 2017 for openDemocracy The Indigenous Territorial Emergency Law, which restrains legal evictions and prevents native communities from losing their ancestral lands expires in November. There are about 1500 communities in danger. This article is being been published as part of the partnership between Cosecha… »

03.09.2017

250 thousand people demand that Santiago Maldonado appears alive

250 thousand people demand that Santiago Maldonado appears alive

Photos by Javier Martínez Argentina is shaken by the forced disappearance of Santiago Maldonado, which occurred on August 1st in the province of Chubut, in Argentine Patagonia, while participating in a protest of the Mapuche indigenous community Pu Lof in Resistencia de Cushamen. Since August 2, demands to know his… »

31.05.2017

Five hundred days a prisoner

Five hundred days a prisoner

By Samantha San Romé “Either you love or hate Milagro,” said a local when I visited Jujuy.  “But don’t believe all the bad things they say,” he added.  He didn’t say much more.  He spoke little, but enough for me to understand that this is what happens when you’re… »

23.05.2017

Maria Canet on Face 2 Face

Maria Canet on Face 2 Face

On this show we discussed with Maria Canet from Provincia 25 about Milagro Sala, the  jailed leader of the Tupac Amaru neighborhood association, part of the Association of State Workers of Jujuy, and a leading figure in the Movimiento piquetero of Argentina. Maria’s invite us  also to participate on a… »

23.03.2017

Tens of Thousands of Argentine Teachers March Amid Nationwide Strike

Tens of Thousands of Argentine Teachers March Amid Nationwide Strike

In Argentina, tens of thousands of teachers marched through the capital Buenos Aires Wednesday as part of a nationwide strike demanding pay raises to keep pace with high inflation. The teachers are outraged over recent comments by President Mauricio Macri disparaging public schools in Argentina. Gabriela Baigorri: “The figure of… »

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