Argentina

17.10.2020

Argentines campaign for laws protecting the environment on Twitter

Argentines campaign for laws protecting the environment on Twitter

Wildfires have been raging in central and northern Argentina for months where more than 400,000 hectares (988,422 acres), comparable in size to more than 560,000 soccer fields, have burned to date. According to the latest data from the National Fire Management Service, thirteen of Argentina’s twenty-three provinces are affected, with a consequential loss… »

04.10.2020

The last sketch of a universal Argentinean, Quino

The last sketch of a universal Argentinean, Quino

Joaquin Salvador Lavado, who used to sign his cartoons under the name of Quino, was an Argentine cartoonist and caricaturist but was mainly an involved popular philosopher who helped us to understand and rethink through his sketches. He would denounce hypocrisy, double standards, the greed of predators, manipulation,… »

16.08.2020

Argentina: Petition for a Universal and Free COVID-19 Vaccine

Argentina: Petition for a Universal and Free COVID-19 Vaccine

Nobel Peace Prize winner Adolfo Pérez Esquivel and CODESEDH have promoted in Argentina a petition (in four languages: Spanish, French, English and Portuguese) for a universal and free Covid-19 vaccine. This is a very important initiative: millions of people around the world are becoming aware of the urgency of a… »

06.08.2020

Argentina’s debt restructuring deal explained

Argentina’s debt restructuring deal explained

The Argentine government has struck a substantial debt deal with some major creditors, saving it billions. What exactly is the deal about and could it save the ailing economy? Argentina owes a fortune — $323 billion (€274 billion) as of the end of 2019 — which it cannot pay back. »

04.07.2020

Argentina implements action plan against gender violence

Argentina implements action plan against gender violence

With a wave of femicides that has been hitting this country for many years, among other cases, the Argentine President Alberto Fernandez on Friday announced a domestic plan of action against gender violence until 2022. ‘We do not want to see how women suffer and die at the hands of… »

06.05.2020

The Government of the City of Buenos Aires is denounced to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

The Government of the City of Buenos Aires is denounced to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Despite the silence of the Government of the City of Buenos Aires and the mass media, yesterday, Sunday (3), it was confirmed that there are 182 people infected by Covid 19 in the slums of the Argentine capital. This is the inevitable result of the conditions in which thousands of… »

11.04.2020

Quarantined Argentine women protest spike in femicides from their windows

Quarantined Argentine women protest spike in femicides from their windows

Misogynistic violence isn’t under quarantine. Argentina was 10 days into mandatory quarantine as a preventive measure against COVID-19 when women joined forces to protest against the increase in reports of gender-based violence during the lockdown. On… »

07.04.2020

#NiñasNoMadres: Argentines protest against the forced pregnancy of young girls

#NiñasNoMadres: Argentines protest against the forced pregnancy of young girls

‘A pregnant girl is a raped girl’ Written by Romina Navarro The only jurisdictions in Latin America where abortion is legal on request are Cuba, Uruguay, and a few states in Mexico. In Argentina, abortion is legal… »

26.12.2019

An Economics Nobel Prize view of neoliberalism and Argentina’s future

An Economics Nobel Prize view of neoliberalism and Argentina’s future

Joseph Stiglitz is an American economist who received the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2001. He is a former senior vice president and chief economist of the World Bank. In recent years he has been a harsh critic of globalised neoliberalism, which he calls “free market fundamentalism”, and of international… »

19.12.2019

After the Argentina debacle, the IMF endorses weakening capital controls in Ecuador

After the Argentina debacle, the IMF endorses weakening capital controls in Ecuador

The IMF is backing a tax reform bill in Ecuador that will enable capital flight and further austerity. Lara Merling for openDemocracy Over the past year, a rebranded IMF returned to Latin America with promises of loan agreements that would be different than the dreaded “structural adjustment programmes”… »

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