Mauricio Macri

On Yellow Vests, Unions, and Intellectuals

The gilets jaunes (Yellow Vests) are breathing new life into an international scene brimming with “organic crises” but lacking hegemony. Similarities and differences are noted between Macri and Macron according to Argentine literary and cultural critic Beatriz Sarlo, and a comparison is made between Brazil in 2013 and France today with regard to the institutionalist “essentialism” of Brazilian philosophy professor Marilena Chaui.

Argentina on the Brink

The peso plummets 30% in two days, President Mauricio Macri announces new austerity measures and popular resistance grows.

A New Wave of Workers’ Struggles in Argentina

The resistance movement sparked by President Macri’s pension reform continues through new workers’ struggles against layoffs. The Left and Workers’ Front calls for the coordination of all popular struggles and for a plan for a general strike.

Argentina’s New Austerity

Recent pension cuts backed by Argentine President Mauricio Macri have elicited vigorous popular protest.