Argentina

BRICS Plus

What is BRICS Plus and what is the purpose of this new mechanism? On 19 May, China’s State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi chaired a videoconference dialogue between foreign ministers of BRICS countries and their counterparts from emerging economies…

“La Mafilia” (The Mafia)

President Alberto Fernández presenting the new Frontier, a pickup truck model similar to the RAM, valued at 8 million pesos, at the Nissan car plant. (TVP image, screen capture) The pirouette of life: increasing consumerism even if thousands of people…

Coquena

We are only 4,500 m ASL, after having climbed up to almost 5,000. These are the lands of the vicuña that Coquena cares for so much, and which coexist with the llama, the guanaco and the alpaca. We are in…

New international call for Milagro Sala’s release

Six years and four months after her detention, the International Network for the Freedom of Milagro Sala calls on the Argentinean President to release her and “other people arbitrarily detained in Jujuy”. The full text of the letter follows. 16…

Bridgestone and Huawei: the power of workers

On 11 February this year, the 1550 workers of the Japanese multinational Bridgestone in Argentina received the first half of last year’s “profit sharing” bonus. They will receive about $6,000 each when they receive the second payment on 11 May.…

What do you want me to say? It makes me want to cry

The agreement between Argentina and the International Monetary Fund began to be debated yesterday in the Budget Commission of the Chamber of Deputies and on Thursday it will reach the Chamber of Deputies. By Jorge Pardés This is the first…

Resignation and opportunism, the IMF and the manipulation of the Argentine debt issue

Now it is not only the usual establishment and International Monetary Fund (IMF) analysts who claim that “if Argentina does not accept this, it is off the planet”, but it is President Alberto Fernández himself, who until very recently blamed…

The government of Mendoza has privatised a part of the Cordillera

The free handing over of 12,351 hectares, with an important portion of the Cordillera with strategic natural assets, was formalised through Decree 2138/2021, signed by the governor of Mendoza, Rodolfo Suárez, and the Minister of Government, Victor Ibáñez, on 23…

The ten “truths” of Argentina’s agreement with the IMF: the Fund’s own version?

Without much shame, the government published “The 10 truths of the agreement with the Fund”, which gives the impression that it was written by the expert communicators of the International Monetary Fund itself, with a lot of experience in disguising…

A national campaign in defence of water

Fifty social and environmental organisations are promoting a campaign for the care of and access to water as a human right. They question the activities that pollute it and propose the democratisation of the commons. Lake Colhue Huapi covered 53,000…

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