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How to Kill a Bill: Mass Protests Stall Unpopular Pension Reform in Argentina

An attempt to reform the pension system in Argentina elicits vigorous popular rejection. After a brief spring following October elections, Mauricio Macri’s right wing government faces the deepest crisis and most concerted opposition since he took office in 2015.

Juan C

December 19, 2017

Argentina: Thousands of Protesters Face Violent Repression in the Fight over Pension Reform

For the past few weeks, Cambiemos — President Macri’s ruling coalition — has been trying to ram a pension reform through the House of Deputies. These efforts have unexpectedly hit a wall as mass protests outside the Congress have forced the government to put the legislation on hold.

Gloria Grinberg

December 16, 2017

Argentina: Massive Teacher’s March on Eighth Day of Strike

The teachers' strikes were sparked after unions and local governments failed to reach an agreement on salary negotiations. Each year, teachers’ salaries are renegotiated, allowing their income to match inflation.

Sara Jayne

March 17, 2017

April 29 Sees Massive Union Mobilization Against Austerity

All five of Argentina’s deeply divided union federations came together to hold a huge joint demonstration against the conservative government of Mauricio Macri.

Sean Robertson

May 13, 2016

Obama’s Visit to Latin America and the Political Conjuncture

After Havana, Obama came to Argentina. The world’s chief representative of vulture imperialism used his trip to reinforce the steps being taken to advance the United States’ “return” to Latin America. Of course, it never left – but today, the U.S. is finding opportunities presented by South America’s landscape of economic crises and reactionary winds to recuperate greater authority in the region.

Eduardo Molina

March 31, 2016

International Campaign Against Argentina’s New Anti-Protest Law

The Argentinean government has recently approved a new “security protocol" that prohibits the essential right to protest.

Left Voice

February 25, 2016

Argentina’s Rude Awakening

In Argentina, a shifting terrain. Macri takes office in an anti-worker tour de force. Layoffs and economic austerity policies, championed as solutions of “urgent necessity.” Disparate displays of worker resistance.

Tre Kwon

January 16, 2016

South America’s Conservative Turn

The year comes to a close with serious political advances made by the Right. We are facing a major change in South America—an “end stage.” The hegemony of relatively progressive regimes is disintegrating in the context of economic stagnation and efforts by the United States to recuperate its position in the region.

Eduardo Molina

December 24, 2015

The Mockery of “National Dialogue” and an Austerity Plan by Decree

On December 10, Argentina’s President-elect Mauricio Macri assumed his position in the Casa Rosada. Already within the first few days, he began to apply an austerity agenda.

Gloria Grinberg

December 22, 2015