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On Tuesday, Argentina’s progressive lawmakers put a sign in the Rio de Janeiro Subway Station in Buenos Aires City to pay tribute to Marielle Franco, the Brazilian councilor and human rights defender murdered in March 2018 after denouncing police violence in the favelas of her country.
Speaking at the session, the Nicaraguan ambassador, Luis Alvarado, reiterated the „firm and unwavering solidarity and support to the people and government of Bolivia, which continues to confront the coup aggression perpetrated by the OAS General Secretariat.“
In a declassified message dated November 13, Lara thanked the then ambassador of Argentina, Normando Álvarez García, for his collaboration and the delivery of 40,000 AT-12/70 cartridges and several types of gas grenades and tear gas.
Thus far, Chile, Argentina, and Brazil have supported the project, cast as „extraordinarily significant for regional integration.“ The officials expect that Paraguay and Bolivia will also participate.
Over 30,000 people signed an initiative seeking to prohibit mining activity in the region. The local parliament, however, rejected the petition for the second time.
Argentineans in the Esquel municipality maintain blockades and peaceful protests for six consecutive days to reject mega-mining in the Chubut province.
On Wednesday, Argentina will pause for a public holiday to mark the Día Nacional de la Memoria por la Verdad y la Justicia („National Day of Memory for Truth and Justice“), as citizens across the country remember the victims of the brutal military dictatorship – the self-styled „Process of National Reorganisation“ – which usurped the state and government between March 24, 1976, and December 10, 1983.
Detailing its position on Wednesday, Argentina’s government said it agreed with the group’s mission statement but not the 2019 acceptance of Guaidó and his interim government as a member of the bloc. Buenos Aires said it opposed the “participation of a sector of the Venezuelan opposition as one more member of the Lima Group,” which it claimed had led to the group adopting positions Argentina could not support.
The statement also recalls that „carrying and using nuclear weapons“ in the mentioned area contradicts resolutions of the United Nations Organization and urged to respect the region as a „zone of peace and cooperation.“
Ms Alfaro added that the outbreak may have been exacerbated by the fishermen’s hardiness and acclimatisation to rough conditions, in that they may have spent significant time in discomfort without recognising or acknowledging symptoms.
Argentina has approved the coronavirus vaccine developed by Oxford University and the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, making it the second country after Britain to do so.
Bolivia’s former president Evo Morales confirmed on Saturday that he will return from exile on Monday but said that Argentina leader Alberto Fernandez would accompany him „for security reasons.“
The satellites, including 10 commercial remote sensing satellites developed by Argentine company Satellogic, blasted off atop a Long March-6 carrier rocket at 11:19 a.m. (Beijing Time).
De Kirchner said Quino had “said things that could not be said” – a reference to censorship during Argentina’s military dictatorship in the 1970s and 1980s – and that he “challenged society with great strength”.
Mafalda became well-known internationally for her ingenious way of criticizing the capitalist society, political repression, and other social issues.
„We have not recognized that government since it was born. We only maintain consular relations because many people are coming and going, especially Bolivians in Argentina, and we do not want to harm them. But the truth is that the level of hostility has been very high,“ said Sola.
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* The CIA was instrumental in training and equipping Battalion 316. Members were flown to a secret location in the United States for training in surveillance and interrogation, and later were given CIA training at Honduran bases.
* Starting in 1981, the United States secretly provided funds for Argentine counterinsurgency experts to train anti-Communist forces in Honduras. By that time, Argentina was notorious for its own „Dirty War,“ which had left at least 10,000 dead or „disappeared“ in the 1970s. Argentine and CIA instructors worked side by side training Battalion 316 members at a camp in Lepaterique, a town about 16 miles west of Tegucigalpa.
* Gen. Gustavo Alvarez Martinez, who as chief of the Honduran armed forces personally directed Battalion 316, received strong U.S. support – even after he told a U.S. ambassador that he intended to use the Argentine method of eliminating subversives.
* By 1983, when Alvarez’s oppressive methods were well known to the U.S. Embassy, the Reagan administration awarded him the Legion of Merit for „encouraging the success of democratic processes in Honduras.“ His friendship with Donald Winters, the CIA station chief in Honduras, was so close that when Winters adopted a child, he asked Alvarez to be the girl’s godfather.
John Negroponte, who served as director of national intelligence under former President George W. Bush, endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden in his race against President Trump on Thursday in an interview with the Daily Beast.
“All roads lead to Trump in a way,” Negroponte told the website. “I’m just not sure the country can withstand another four years of the presidency with a man who has shown such disregard to the office.”
Revelations by a former police spy upend the official story blaming Iran for the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, and suggest a cover-up by dirty war elements may have let the real culprits off the hook.
By Gareth Porter
Argentine photojournalist Facundo Molares was arbitrarily detained on Nov. 29, 2019, when Bolivia’s coup-born government led by Jeanine Añez was trying to establish itself in power through censorship of independent media.
The documents relating to the case were found in three dossiers named „2017“, „G20 Journalists“ and „Miscellaneous,“ discovered in a safe in the office of the AFI’s former director of counterintelligence. Each file contains brief references to the political or social stances of some of the journalists, many gleaned from social media posts, though some had no comment at all, or merely noted that the person worked for a news outlet.
The Puebla Group today is discussing the peace process in Colombia, the health crisis, and the regional economy, during a new virtual meeting that brings together progressive leaders from Latin America.
They affirmed that those who refuse to see Cuban doctors come into line „with the United States campaign against Cuban medical collaboration in the world, which today is part of the aggressiveness and intensification of the blockade against that brother country.“
“We established the origin of the viruses: one of them is from the U.S., another from Europe, and another from Asia. This is a first step to start to see what the autochthonous circulation strains are like,” the ANLIS-Malbran director Claudia Perandones told local outlet Pagina12.
In Buenos Aires, marches will move towards the Plaza de Mayo and the National Congress where the Economy Minister Martin Guzman will explain the current situation of Argentine indebtedness.
Fernandez also spoke about the current administration under President Alberto Fernandez and the four years ahead of them. “We will keep our promises to the Argentinian people without a doubt,” she mentioned.
China’s Ganfeng Lithium Co said on Friday it will take control of an Argentina lithium project it has been developing with Lithium Americas Corp, cementing its control over a key source of the white metal for electric vehicle batteries.
The Movement to Socialism ( MAS ) is choosing this Sunday its presidential formula for the elections, which will be held in Bolivia on May 3, with the „firm commitment“ to remain united around single leadership, the democratically elected President Evo Morales said this weekend.
Bolivia’s President in exile Evo Morales will join the traditional march that the Plaza de Mayo Mothers perform every Thursday to remember those who were disappeared, tortured and killed by the military dictatorship (1976-1983) in Argentina…
Argentina’s human rights defender Hebe de Bonafini announced Wednesday that the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) leader, who lives in her country as a political refugee, will be present at the Plaza de Mayo and invited Argentines to join an event to demonstrate that „Evo Morales is not alone.“
Argentinian President Alberto Fernandez announced Thursday that his government „will not hand over for any reason“ the former president of Bolivia Evo Morales who is in Buenos Aires under refugee status and who on Wednesday received an arrest warrant by the Bolivian Prosecutor’s Office, which accuses him of sedition and terrorism.
French police arrested Mario Sandoval on Wednesday, just hours after France’s top administrative court, the Conseil d’Etat, rejected his appeal against extradition after years of legal tussles.
Sola said the government wanted a commitment from Morales to not make political statements while in Argentina. There was no meeting planned between Morales and Fernandez, but they could talk on the phone, Sola said.
Sandoval, who moved to France after the fall of Argentina’s seven-year military dictatorship and obtained French citizenship in 1997, is accused by Argentine prosecutors of more than 600 human rights violations including torture.
Argentine President-elect Alberto Fernandez unveiled his cabinet and new central bank chief on Friday evening, laying out his core team days before the center-left leader takes office facing a stalled economy, rising debt fears and painful inflation.
Argentine President-elect Alberto Fernandez hinted on Tuesday he may not seek an outstanding $11 billion from an International Monetary Fund loan as the indebted South American country grapples to renegotiate its debts and avoid a painful default.
More than 7,000 CIA, FBI, Pentagon, and National Security Council (NSC) records—now posted on a specially created US government website at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence—shed considerable light on the state of terror that existed in Argentina from 1976 to 1983, when the military held power. The detailed documents provide extensive new evidence on the infrastructure of repression, Argentina’s role in the international terrorism campaign known as Operation Condor, and most important, the fate of hundreds of desaparecidos who were kidnapped, tortured, and murdered—among them Hidalgo Solá.
The dictatorship of Jeanine Áñez and the coup plotters Mesa and Camacho enjoys the complicity of former Albarracín and Villena people to massacre the humble people who march peacefully to return to democracy. They will have to answer for serious crimes against humanity.
Both chambers of the Argentine parliament on Wednesday passed resolutions to condemn the coup d’etat against Bolivia’s President Evo Morales.
The calls in both houses of the Parliament were motivated by the silence that the Macri administration has maintained so far with regard to the Bolivian events, which Argentinian lawmakers have described as „intolerable facts which cannot be accepted under any circumstances or with any excuse.“
With the tag #EvoPresidenteLegitimo, become a trend in this southern nation, the Bolivian community here and Argentines in general express their repudiation of the siege lived by the Government of the president.
The president of the Front for Victory bloc in the Chamber of Deputies, Agustin Rossi, said that in Bolivia there was a classic coup d’etat. The armed forces ordered Evo to resign. ‚
“Yesterday it was exactly one month since the food emergency law was sanctioned and we see no results from that,” Silvia Saravia, national coordinator of Barrios de Pie (Neighborhoods Stand Up), told Efe at the march.
Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Buenos Aires Wednesday to demonstrate against the government of President Mauricio Macri’s neoliberal reforms, demanding the Congress to pass a bill declaring a state of Food Emergency in order to address poverty and hunger growing across the country.
Peronist candidate Fernandez has promised access to free medicines for retirees and better wages for workers while hammering Macri for the uptick in poverty and unemployment as the country grapples with recession and 55 percent inflation.
For voters, sticking with him would mean seeing through painful cuts in public spending as part of the US$57 billion standby agreement he negotiated with the International Monetary Fund last year.
For Noam Chomsky “nothing can be more threatening” for Mauricio Macri’s “purposes than to free people, emancipate them, help them think…”
He also pointed out that Macri is against public education because free thinkers threaten his purpose as their questions could not be answered by marketing managers.
The International Monetary Fund board said on Friday it would ship $5.4 billion in cash to Argentina after approving a fourth review of a standby credit deal with the crisis-stricken South American nation.
The union leader also said that President Mauricio Macri was losing a lot of support among workers of the transport sector following his fiscal austerity program.
„A lot of people believed in this government but nothing changed.“
Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo announced new restitution of identity. The individual in question will be presented Thursday a press conference.
Argentine organization Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo announced Monday it has found the 130th missing grandchild whose identity was stolen during the country’s last military dictatorship (1976-1983).
Voters in these provinces scattered across the country chose Peronist-allied parties like Sergio Uñac, Oscar Herrera, Gustavo Bordet, Arabela Carreras, Sergio Ziliotto, Mariano Arcioni and Omar Gutierrez, who won in Neuquen. Socialist Juan Manzur, former health minister to CFK, was also elected as governor to the north’s Tucuman province.
The Calvary corporal confirmed that the Campo de Mayo military base was used as a clandestine detention center for people involved in the „counter-offensive“ resisting the dictatorship, and which during the conflict, he recounted, were boarded onto planes by the thousands only to plunge into the sea.
Trade unions have called a general strike on 29 May 2019 to oppose austerity measures in Argentina. The Macri government has brought the country to the brink of economic collapse, with workers’ purchasing power decreasing due to high inflation, unemployment, recession and a sharp increase in poverty.
This is the fifth national strike to protest against the Argentinian president, called by different social organizations and the General Confederation of Workers (CGT) union, and it is taking place simultaneously throughout the country.
The General Confederation of Labor (CGT) began a 24 hour general strike at midnight to protest the economic policy of President Mauricio Macri.
Public transport was expected to be paralyzed, including trains, buses, metro and national and international aircraft.
A national lawmaker was shot and injured near the Congress building on Thursday morning, as gunmen attacked deputy Héctor Olivares and a fellow La Rioja provincial government official.
‘The Network of Intellectuals, Artists and Social Movements in Defence Of Humanity’ reported on the other cases of repression during the rally, saying; “…to another they shot them with a pellet gun centimeters from their back. They detained 15 comrades in a real witch hunt.”
All unions are coming together on May 1 for a nation-wide shutdown against President Mauricio Macri’s austerity policies in Argentina.
Argentinian labor unions called for a national strike against President Mauricio Macri’s fiscal austerity programme. Local media reported Tuesday that the protesters are planning a complete shutdown of flights, metro, banks, and schools.
Argentina’s government-controlled carrier Aerolineas Argentinas said on Sunday it canceled all flights scheduled for Tuesday due to a nationwide strike by labor unions opposed to the austerity program of President Mauricio Macri.
„The opposition can return (in Argentina) and that is our concern, we do not want another Venezuela here in South America,“ Bolsonaro said.
Nearly 30,000 doctors and healthcare professionals are refusing to go to work Wednesday and Thursday leaving 600 public hospitals closed in Buenos Aires, Cordoba, Neuquen in southern Argentina and Tucuman in the north.
Lawmakers and citizens said Macri’s address depicts an Argentina that does not exist.
2,536 stores closed in the capital of Argentina and the Province of Buenos Aires in the first month of this year.
Argentines have been protesting these high prices in massive mobilizations around the country, and especially in the Capital, Buenos Aires. On Wednesday over a million Argentines took to the streets under the „Land, Housing and Work“ slogan, to attack the government’s economic policies that are backed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The mobilizations will continue in the South American country to oppose these policies imposed, with the next protest scheduled for February 26.
In Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina, massive demonstrations were held for the seventh consecutive Friday, to express the population’s rejection of the high prices of public services and the economic austerity measures implemented by the government of Mauricio Macri.
The administration’s slashing of subsidies, reducing entire ministries, selling off peso reserves, and taking out a US$ 56.3 billion loan from the highly unpopular International Monetary Fund (IMF) have all contributed to the president’s decreased chances at winning another term in eight months. Major union and social movement protests have taken place regularly in Argentina since late 2017 to demonstrate against the government’s austerity measures and the IMF loan.
The 35-year-old Maduro rival Guaidó was largely unknown outside Venezuela until the beginning of this year, but he is now backed by the United States, Israel, Canada, and a number of South American countries, including Brazil, Argentina and Peru, as other governments are considering whether to throw their support behind the Venezuelan opposition, as well.
But Maduro isn’t yet as isolated as the United States would like him to be. The government’s key backers, Russia and China, continue to support him.
Here’s an overview over who is on which side, and why.
The mobilization brought together the country’s two workers unions, trade union leaders, leftist groups, and thousands of men and women of around 60 social and political groups, who marched against the increasing prices in public gas, electricity, water and transportation services.
Hebe lamented that some Latin American countries support the U.S. interventionist agenda against Venezuela while calling on the region to stay together and avoid conflict.
Right-wing Colombian President Ivan Duque announced on Monday that he and several South American leaders, including billionaire Chilean President Sebastian Piñera, are in talks to develop a diplomatic group, Prosur, to counter Unasur (Union South American Nations) begun by former Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez.
The protesters on Thursday, who witnesses estimated numbered at least 20,000, carried effigies of Macri and signs that read “Enough of the Macri/IMF austerity program” as they marched past the city’s obelisk monument toward Congress.
Former Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa and Bolivian President Evo Morales were among the Latin American leaders to offer condolences and praise Timerman’s legacy in the struggle for sovereign regional integration.
Members of one of Argentina’s largest unions, the Confederation of Workers for the Popular Economy (CTEP), the Excluded Workers Movement (MTE), The Association of State Workers (ATE), along with several other education and transportation unions are setting up on Monday to feed some 2,000 people on the lawn in front of the national congress located in Buenos Aires.
The Mothers and Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo gather Thursday for the „March of the Resistance“ in Buenos Aires, Argentina. They march for justice for those disappeared during Argentina’s dictatorship.
An Argentine court on Tuesday convicted two former executives of a local Ford Motor Co (F.N) plant of involvement in the torture of workers during the country’s dictatorship in the 1970s, victims’ lawyers said, adding they may sue Ford in U.S. federal court.
As the presidents of the Group of 20 nations (G20), representing the world’s top economies, were preparing to travel to their 13th economic summit in Buenos Aires, this weekend, Argentine authorities were in the process of rounding up and forcibly expelling homeless families who reside in downtown Buenos Aires.
They paraded with signs attacking Trump and the International Monetary Fund, whose largesse is keeping Argentina afloat at the cost of hard-hitting austerity measures.
World leaders arrive at the airports of Ezeiza and Jorge Newbery in Buenos Aires on Thursday, November 29, ahead of the 13th G20 Leaders Summit, which is taking place from November 30 – December 1 in the Argentine capital.
The counter summit against the G20 has already begun and is organized around creating a “common agenda for Latin America.” Cecilia Nahon, former Argentine ambassador to the United States has said, “Today there is no Latin American agenda in the G20. There is no common agenda for Argentina, Brazil, or Mexico.”
Argentina’s state-owned airline Aerolineas Argentinas said on Friday that it had canceled all flights scheduled for Monday due to a strike called by pilots and other personnel, just days before the country is to host a meeting of the G20, Reuters reported.
More than 370 flights, affecting 40,000 travelers, have been scratched from the schedule, Aerolineas [AERA.UL] said in a statement.
Senat bewilligt temporäre Stationierung ausländischer Truppen. USA schicken 400 Soldaten und Agenten. Zustimmung der Abgeordnetenkammer gilt als sicher
“Women are among the most affected by austerity policies,” Argentina’s Center for Political Economy concluded in a recent report, which shows Argentine women have been more severely impacted by low-quality employment, budget cuts and poor execution of budgets, inflation, and poverty during the government of President Mauricio Macri.
After 41 years of struggle and after experiencing 128 grandchildren being abducted during the Argentine military dictatorship, the Mothers and Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo are still fighting to locate the whereabouts of the 300+ missing grandchildren.
Argentines clashed with security while demonstrating against the government’s plans – tax increases and spending cuts.
Argentine police fired rubber bullets, tear gas and waters cannon at protesters who marched on Wednesday in front of Congress against the government’s 2019 budget bill, which contains steep spending cuts aimed at erasing the country’s fiscal deficit.
During a visit to the Bolivian community in Buenos Aires in Argentina, Morales announced a Permanent Registration Abroad Law, a Law of Registration of Dual Nationality Abroad and a programme to give citizens with Bolivian registered cars, who resided in other countries, the ability to access subsidized fuel.
“Your request for a Permanent Registration Abroad Law and the Law of Registration of Dual Nationality Abroad are guaranteed… and the most important thing you asked for, that when you visit Bolivia in a car with Argentine plates you can access the subsidized fuel,“ Morales said at an official event at the Buenos Aires consulate.
The Confederation of Labor of Argentina (CGT) says that all efforts to reach an agreement with the Macri administration have been „exhausted.“
Anti-austerity demonstrators, mainly from social organizations and unions, have been out en masse over the past year to protest the government’s slew of transportation and energy subsidy slashes, state worker layoffs in the tens of thousands, the devalued peso and the now US$57 billion International Monetary Fund loan.
Sala is a renowned activist, who is seen as President Mauricio Macri’s first political prisoner. She created the Tupac Amaru Organization, which provides housing and other services to informal workers and working-class sectors.
SAOCOM 1A carries a high-resolution instrument called a synthetic aperature radar that will be used for emergency management during disasters and for land monitoring. The second satellite will be SAOCOM 1B.
The 38 blocks are in three basins in the South Atlantic: Argentina Norte, Austral and Malvinas Oeste. Water depths run from 100 meters to 4,000 meters, among the deepest in the world.
The Argentine Workers‘ Central Union, widely known as the CTA, will set up a tent Monday at 5:00 pm local time until Friday in front of the Congress for five days where discussions and debates will be held regarding the 2019 budget project of the Macri government.
Shops across Argentina were shuttered and the streets in the capital, Buenos Aires, were quiet on Tuesday after the country’s largest union called a 24-hour strike to protest President Mauricio Macri’s handling of the economy, which has been racked by runaway inflation.
Luis Caputo’s surprise resignation after just three months in the role came as a nationwide strike by unions, called to protest Macri’s handling of the economy, shuttered public transit and ports across the country.
Former Economic Policy Secretary Guido Sandleris, who holds a doctorate in economics from Columbia University, was named as Caputo’s replacement.
The president of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo Association, Hebe de Bonafini, warns the 73rd United National General Assembly to not believe a word that Argentine President Mauricio Macri tells them because he „always lies.“
Rosenkrantz is one of three supreme court justices Macri attempted to designate by decree without the Senate’s approval, which caused a national scandal and resistance from human rights groups and political opponents. Macri desisted and presented his nominations to the Senate, that confirmed Rosenkrantz with 58 votes in favor and 12 against.
On Monday teachers in the Buenos Aires province announced they will start a three-day strike on Tuesday after salary negotiations between the government and teachers’ unions broke down last week.
The people of Neuquen have rallied in protest against the opening of an emergency relief center, as it could be a disguise for another US military base. The protestors, rights activists and the Mapuche natives, who clashed with the government over land and indigenous rights violations, organized the rallies, because they believe that the facility may influence the situation in the region.
Workers demand the approval of five laws and the reject the IMF US$50 billion deal with Argentina.
„Inflation, the fall in activity and the fiscal adjustment brought about by the agreement with the IMF will deepen this trend in the labor market,“ said one analyst.
Thousands of people have rallied in the Argentinean capital Buenos Aires to protest against a visit by head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde.
Argentine workers‘ unions and social movements protest President Macri’s economic policies and reject his government’s agreement with IMF.
At the invitation of French Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian, Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Alfonso María Dastis Quecedo, Portuguese Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva and Argentine Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship Jorge Marcelo Faurie, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will pay official visits to the aforementioned four countries and attend the G20 Foreign Ministers‘ Meeting in Argentina from May 16 to 24. 20-21 May 2018,
“Everything is possible,” Lavrov was quoted as saying ahead of the G20, which is due to take place on May 20-21.
A French delegation will attend the G20 Meeting of Foreign Affairs Ministers in Buenos Aires from May 20 to 21. This meeting will provide an opportunity to discuss the contributions and role of the G20 in support of multilateralism and global governance; it will also provide an opportunity to look at ways to promote fair and sustainable development. It should provide an opportunity to prepare for the G20 Leaders’ Summit due to take place for the first time in South America from November 30 to December 1.
Scores of demonstrators gather outside the Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina Wednesday to protest President Mauricio Macri’s decision to request budgetary financing of US$30 billion from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Previously President Mauricio Macri signed a security and defense cooperation agreement that allows the installation of U.S. bases.