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Argentina

Argentina: the crisis breaks and workers fight back

President Christina Fernandez de Kirchner's claim in October that Argentina was "decoupled" from the global economy is looking ever more ridiculous. The car industry is already feeling the first effects of the international economic downturn. Read more...

New president prepares next round of attacks

Argentina elected a new president last month. Cristina Kirchner will succeed her husband Nestor next May. It was a surprise that Nestor stood way for his wife, but under the Argentinean constitution a president can only serve for two terms. Read more...

Election fiasco for the Argentine left

The outcome of the first round of the Argentine presidential elections last month is a calamity for the left and a boost for the previously discredited parties that bear responsibility for plunging the country into economic depression and political convulsions since December 2001. Read more...

Defend the Zanon occupation!

Zanon is a ceramics factory in Neuquen, in the south-west of Argentina, which has been occupied for over a year by its workers. The Zanon workers continue to produce despite several attempts to evict them, which they have successfully prevented. Read more...

Argentina: general strike to get rid of the all!

Argentina is going through its worst ever economic crisis – and the working class is bearing the brunt of it. The economy has shrunk by a fifth, while inflation is running at 40 per cent. The real value of wages has slumped 70 per cent this year and 450,000 jobs have been lost. Read more...

How trade union leaders saved the day for Duhalde

On 19/20 December last year Argentina erupted after two years of economic, social and political crisis. Deepening recession after 1998 saw the country gradually engulfed by road blockades by the unemployed (piqueteros), eight general strikes, local uprisings, plus significant gains for the left in the November elections. Read more...

A workers party must be built

Argentina’s president, Eduardo Duhalde, last month postponed the presidential election scheduled for 30 March next year due to the deepening struggle for control of the Peronist party, PJ. Elections are now planned for April. Read more...

Fight for working class leadership

Ten months after its “revolutionary days” Argentina is still in a grave economic crisis. The political establishment remains discredited and divided. Nevertheless, the opposition to President Eduardo Duhalde on the streets has lost its mass character. Why? Read more...

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