Juan Grabois of the Confederation of Workers of the Popular Economy discusses the defeat of Macri in the recent elections in Argentina and the challenges ahead
As indicated in the primary elections, Alberto Fernández of the Frente de Todos coalition defeated incumbent president Mauricio Macri in the first round
The elections today in Argentina could serve as another spark of hope for the continent, a strong rejection of the neoliberal model, militarization and subservience to imperialist interests
We also take a look at the struggle by workers in Spain regarding the protection of their jobs.
Hundreds of public healthcare professionals have not received their salaries for the past five months
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
Since 1983, more than 6,500 cases of murder at the hands of the state have been registered. The number of cases have increased during the current government’s rule.
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