Austerity in Argentina
Why did the Argentine peso plummet following Macri’s loss?

The struggling Argentine peso suffered a significant loss in value after the defeat of Mauricio Macri in the primary elections. We spoke to Argentine economist Emiliano López about how and why this occurred

Mobilizations and indignation in Argentina over latest devaluation of the peso

The further devaluation of the Argentine peso last week has plunged the working class of Argentina into further economic insecurity and instability

Macri defeated in primary elections in Argentina

The results show that Argentines have had enough of Macri’s neoliberal and repressive policies and are ready for a more progressive government

Argentine agricultural producers protest to denounce the crisis facing the sector

The creative protest denounced how the right-wing government’s neoliberal economic policies have violated the most fundamental right to food for many sectors of society

AROUND-THE-WORLD-EP-19 Around the World in 8 Minutes: Episode 19

In this episode, Peoples Dispatch takes a look at the national referendum in Egypt, the protests on Argentina and Irish farmers’ protest.

Argentine agricultural producers demand better policies for sector

The agriculturists held a verdurazo, a protest where they distributed their produce for free. The protest highlighted the crisis faced by small farmers in Argentina and culminated with the announcement of a national forum for a people’s agrarian program in May

Argentines march in defense of science and technology

Hundreds of researchers, scientists and teachers staged the march protesting the budget cuts in the sector. More than 2,000 students were denied enrollment in research courses this year due to lack of funds

Argentines raise the banner of protest against Macri

On April 4, with the slogan of “Argentine unity, production and work”, thousands of Argentines were mobilized by trade unions and social organizations. The protesters demanded the declaration of a food emergency and the withdrawal of hikes to essential services

Argentines protest for fourth straight week against hike in rates of services

The marches against the austerity policies of the Mauricio Macri began on January 10 under the banner of the Trade Union Front for the National Model. Water, electricity and gas rates are in the process of being massively hiked in order to meet IMF requirements on deficit

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