The pandemic brought with it more inequality and injustice. Grassroots movements responded with solidarity and organization and food for those who were struggling
Alberto Fernández froze the price of basic public services, reduced the prices of medicines, announced special bonuses for retirees, special and underprivileged people, suspended the ban on the sale of abortion pills
The medical residents and concurrents of the city of Buenos Aires have been protesting since November 28 against a law that disregards their status as healthcare professionals and defines them as trainees
Police violently repressed social movements mobilizing to demand that the government take measures to address the crisis of hunger and poverty in the country
The economic crisis in Argentina has had dire effects on the population’s access to food, total food insecurity rose from 21.7% in 2017 to 29.3% in 2018
Protesters demand the extension of social emergency measures, increase of pension and retirement benefits, rise in the Supplementary Social Salary and the implementation of the Food Emergency Act.
Rampant inflation and the lack of adequate government policies have made basic food products inaccessible for the majority of the Argentine population.
Social movements will hold a day-long national struggle to demand concrete measures for the public sectors on August 28.
The intensified struggle is in response to the desperate situation that Argentinians have to face because of a spiraling economic crisis brought about by Macri’s neoliberal policies
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
The further devaluation of the Argentine peso last week has plunged the working class of Argentina into further economic insecurity and instability