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These Trees are Made of Blood—a jarring cabaret of state oppression and resistance

These Trees are Made of Blood—a jarring cabaret of state oppression and resistance This horrifying cabaret pays tribute to the Madres de la Plaza de Mayo—women who never stopped searching for their children “disappeared” by Argentina’s dictatorship.

International round-up

Right wing candidate Mauricio Macri narrowly won the second round of Argentina’s presidential election last Sunday.

International round-up

Bigots top in Poland election, close run in Argentina, deal blames Palestinians

General strike hits Argentina

Workers across Argentina struck on Thursday of last week in the second general strike of the year.

International round-up

New sovereign debt default for Argentina | French state attacks migrants and protesters

General strike shuts Argentina

Three of Argentina’s five union federations called a general strike on Thursday of last week.

Argentina: Two alternatives to the Fernandez government's crisis

12 January 2013
Anger is growing in Argentina against the government of Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner—and two very different social movements are articulating it.

International news round-up

13 November 2012
Argentina’s rich are on the march Hundreds of thousands marched through Buenos Aires in Argentina on Thursday of last week against the government of Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.

Oil at the heart of Falklands tensions

14 February 2012
Tensions between Britain and Argentina increased last week as Argentinian foreign minister Hector Timerman accused Britain of "militarising" the Falkland Islands region.

Cuts and bailouts are are no solution for European crisis

07 June 2011
‘On a magic night, just like in Argentina, we will see which one of the politicians will make it first to the helicopter."

Protests erupt in Argentina over rail worker's murder

26 October 2010
Tens of thousands of trade unionists struck and took to the streets of Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Wednesday and Thursday of last week over the killing of left wing rail worker and student Mariano Ferreyra.

The Secret in Their Eyes

17 August 2010
Set in 1999, this Argentinian film is told in flashback form.

Argentina: trials show the unrepentant right

12 January 2010
As Argentinian president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner flew over Buenos Aires, a voice interrupted the helicopter’s radio communication. "Kill her, kill the ‘mare’," it said, before playing a military march – the one used by the junta that "disappeared" 30,000 workers, students, intellectuals and political activists during its rule from 1976 to 1983.

Argentina: trade unionists predict ‘A year of conflict’

15 January 2008
Thousands of public sector workers in the Argentinian capital Buenos Aires took strike action at the beginning of this month, with around 30,000 state employees joining a demonstration in the city.

Victory for Zanon (Fasinpat) workers in Argentina

13 January 2007
Despite protests from creditors the Zanon ceramics factory in Neuquen Argentina has won a historic three extension of its license to operate as a workers cooperative. The threat of eviction has temporarily been lifted and the factory continues to grow and increase output under workers control.

Farepak bosses won’t be suffering this Christmas

18 November 2006
Sir Clive Thompson and his wife left their Kent mansion this week and jetted off to a sunshine holiday in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Argentina: under no management

23 May 2006
The four star Hotel Bauen sits in the centre of the Argentinian capital, Buenos Aires. At first glance it looks no different from any similar establishment. The staff are less servile than those in your average luxury hotel, otherwise it’s business as usual.

Bolivian migrants protest in Argentina

15 April 2006
Some 5,000 Bolivian migrant workers brought the Floresta district of Buenos Aires, Argentina, to a standstill on Wednesday of last week. The placard reads: "Factory Owners the party is over!"

Brazilian Workers’ Party president embraces George Bush

19 November 2005
Few events have shown how far the Brazilian Workers’ Party (PT) government of president Lula has moved to embrace neo-liberalism than the recent failed talks to revive the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) at the Summit of the Americas in Argentina.

Mass protests and strikes greet Bush in Argentina

12 November 2005
Mar del Plata was practically militarised during the summit, and security fences separated the presidents from the people.

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