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Milei launches massive attack on press freedom and shuts down national news agency Télam
Argentina

Milei launches massive attack on press freedom and shuts down national news agency Télam

The news agency building woke up with its building fenced off and with its website under “reconstruction.” The workers are mobilizing in responseMarch 04, 2024 by ARG Medios Télam workers at a protest. "Defending public media is defending national sovereignty". On the morning of March 4, the website of the national news agency, Télam, was shut down and inaccessible to workers with a notice that indicated “page under reconstruction.” The offices of Télam were also fenced off and with a security operation to ensure that no one is able to enter. The move came days after Argentine President Javier Milei announced it during his speech for the opening of ordinary sessions of the National Congress on March 1. In the speech Milei gave last Friday, he assured ...
Debt Colonization by IMF and World Bank: Sri Lanka Should Take Lessons from Argentina
Argentina, Sri Lanka

Debt Colonization by IMF and World Bank: Sri Lanka Should Take Lessons from Argentina

By Shenali D Waduge Global Research, US-India regime change in Sri Lanka in 2015 & multinational corporations promoting Mauricio Macri as President of Argentina also in 2015 have similarities. IMF/WB began playing key roles after the regime change. IMF & World Bank have a history of turning poor Global South nations into LOAN ADDICTS & then saddling them with DEBT. Loans debts are a new form of colonization. More loans are given to repay loans as well as to survive which only adds to the spiraling debt. Spiralling debt means the need to secure more loans & this impedes any programs for self-sufficiency. Self-sufficiency is curtailed by getting developing nations to accept IMF neo-liberal free market models as ‘their solution’ to ‘restoring...
Victory of Javier Milei reveals the failure of Argentina’s popular forces
Argentina

Victory of Javier Milei reveals the failure of Argentina’s popular forces

How could a candidate with such an overtly anti-worker programme be elected by workers in dire economic straits? In the recent election in Argentina (19 November 2023), Javier Milei, a fascist in politics and ultraliberal in economics became president of the country. Milei, who was the candidate of the far-right ‘Libertad Avanza’ coalition, won the presidential run-off by a convincing margin, scoring 56 percent as opposed to the 44 percent of votes cast for Sergio Massa, candidate for the ruling party’s ‘Unión por la Patria’ coalition. Around the world, many will wonder how it is possible that a candidate who campaigned on a promise of eliminating workers’ rights under the slogan “Where there is a need there is no right”, and who pledged besides to introduce tuition fees for...
Victory of Javier Milei reveals the failure of Argentina’s popular forces
Argentina

Victory of Javier Milei reveals the failure of Argentina’s popular forces

How could a candidate with such an overtly anti-worker programme be elected by workers in dire economic straits? In the recent election in Argentina (19 November 2023), Javier Milei, a fascist in politics and ultraliberal in economics became president of the country. Milei, who was the candidate of the far-right ‘Libertad Avanza’ coalition, won the presidential run-off by a convincing margin, scoring 56 percent as opposed to the 44 percent of votes cast for Sergio Massa, candidate for the ruling party’s ‘Unión por la Patria’ coalition. Around the world, many will wonder how it is possible that a candidate who campaigned on a promise of eliminating workers’ rights under the slogan “Where there is a need there is no right”, and who pledged besides to introduce tuition fees for...
Victory of Javier Milei reveals the failure of Argentina’s popular forces
Argentina

Victory of Javier Milei reveals the failure of Argentina’s popular forces

How could a candidate with such an overtly anti-worker programme be elected by workers in dire economic straits? Proletarian writers Subscribe to our  channel The road to hell is paved with good intentions. The Peronist party had good intentions it could not fulfil, as a result of which the electorate has chosen hell. In the recent election in Argentina (19 November 2023), Javier Milei, a fascist in politics and ultraliberal in economics became president of the country. Milei, who was the candidate of the far-right ‘Libertad Avanza’ coalition, won the presidential run-off by a convincing margin, scoring 56 percent as opposed to the 44 percent of votes cast for Sergio Massa, candidate for the ruling party’s ‘Unión por la Patria’ coalition. Aroun...
Lawfare in Latin America: the case of Argentina’s Cristina Kirchner
Argentina

Lawfare in Latin America: the case of Argentina’s Cristina Kirchner

Corruption of a nominally-independent country’s justice system is a major tool in the arsenal of imperialist control. Proletarian writers Subscribe to our  channel In order to control Latin America’s abundant resources, US imperialism needs corrupt politicians ready to serve its interests. The removal of progressive leaders from the political arena via ‘lawfare’ is one of its tried and tested methods, but the case of Brazil’s Lula shows clearly that the people will always have the last word. https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/1468096018%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-ikjZJtZaCIu&color=%23ff5500&inverse=false&auto_play=false&show_user=true Ten days after the murder attempt against Argentinean vice-president C...
Lawfare in Latin America: the case of Argentina’s Cristina Kirchner
Argentina

Lawfare in Latin America: the case of Argentina’s Cristina Kirchner

Corruption of a nominally-independent country’s justice system is a major tool in the arsenal of imperialist control. Proletarian writers Subscribe to our  channel In order to control Latin America’s abundant resources, US imperialism needs corrupt politicians ready to serve its interests. The removal of progressive leaders from the political arena via ‘lawfare’ is one of its tried and tested methods, but the case of Brazil’s Lula shows clearly that the people will always have the last word. Ten days after the murder attempt against Argentinean vice-president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (CFK), the Clarin newspaper, owned by the country’s largest media conglomerate, wrote an article headlined: ‘Cristina, entre la bala que no salió y el...
What is behind the attempted murder of the Vice-president of Argentina?
Argentina

What is behind the attempted murder of the Vice-president of Argentina?

In the evening of the 1 September, TV viewers in Argentina were horrified by a scene in which a weapon was pointed at the vice-president of the country, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (CFK), and triggered pointing at her face. Although later it was confirmed that the gun was loaded and ready to fire, the bullet failed to fire which was considered a ‘miracle’. In a matter of minutes, the news spread all over the world and condemnation of the assassination attempt and solidarity with Mrs Fernández de Kirchner was expressed by leaders across the globe but there was absolute silence from right-wing politicians in the country. Since then, the very slow investigation has concentrated its efforts on the individual perpetrators and some Nazi-fascist groups that had demonstrated agai...
Radical Democracy Is Resurgent in Latin America. How Will the US Respond?
Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Cuba, Venezuela

Radical Democracy Is Resurgent in Latin America. How Will the US Respond?

Chile's president-elect Gabriel Boric makes a public speech in Santiago, Chile, on December 19, 2021. BY: Camilo Pérez-Bustillo, Truthout Chile has become the global capital of resurgent opposition to neoliberalism and resistance to fascism, electing the world’s youngest president, Gabriel Boric, a 35-year-old former student protest leader. Boric, a member of Chile’s congress since 2014 and law school graduate, will lead the country’s first left unity government since the bloody United States-backed military coup which overthrew democratically elected leader Salvador Allende on September 11, 1973 (the “other September 11”). The left’s decisive victory in Chile, with about 55 percent of the vote, came amid a large turnout of women and youth. This included a 1-millio...
American Express Goes on a Buying Spree in Argentina’s Congress
Argentina, USA

American Express Goes on a Buying Spree in Argentina’s Congress

By Juan GraboisI was told that a man by the name of John Doe passed through the offices of Argentine congressmen. He wasn’t carrying heavy bags of cash, but only had an American Express card on him. Doe was a well-groomed and well-dressed U.S. national who came on behalf of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham). He came bearing gifts for several congressmen: airfare, lodging, and entertainment in Washington, D.C. It is a well-known fact that deputies in Third World countries travel to first world countries, especially to the United States, to meet their rich sponsors. The gifts from Doe were well received in several offices.The Argentine congressmen who received these gifts got to enjoy a nice trip to Washington from November 28 to December 4. That is the same week when the Argent...