Rory Carroll, Latin America correspondent
Tuesday October 2, 2007 | The Guardian
The Bolivian soldier who executed Che Guevara 40 years ago has had his sight restored by Cuban doctors, turning him into an unlikely advertisement for the revolutionary's ideals.
Owen Bowcott | September 22, 2007 | The Guardian
Britain is preparing territorial claims on tens of thousands of square miles of the Atlantic Ocean floor around the Falklands, Ascension Island and Rockall in the hope of annexing potentially lucrative gas, mineral and oil fields, the Guardian has learned.
Britain is accelerating its process of submitting applications to the UN - which is fraught with diplomatic sensitivities, not least with Argentina - before an international deadline for registering interests.
The heads of the Catholic Church participated in the dictatorship. Many priests were chaplains inside the barracks of the concentration camps. We want to point out that there is a sector from the church that didn't have anything to do with the dictatorship, on the contrary they supported us and reported the crimes committed at the time. But most of the representatives from the church participated in the celebration of death and torture.
--Nora Cortinas, President of the founding chapter of the human rights group, Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo
Cerámica de Cuyo...organize[d] into a cooperative. These workers were part of [a] national movement at a time when Argentina was in an economic crisis. Across the country, hundreds of factories, businesses and hotels shut their doors and sent their employees packing. Many workers...decided to take matters into their own hands. As the stories of these workers illustrate, the cooperatively-run road hasn't been easy.
Fed up commuters reacted badly last Tuesday when one delay too many from Constituçion station in Buenos Aires to the city's poor southern suburbs was announced...[T]he enraged passengers rioted.
Argentina was brought to a near standstill on Monday amid protests over the killing of a teacher in the south-west of the country last week...Carlos Fuentealba, a chemistry teacher, was killed during a protest over pay after being hit by a tear gas canister fired by police.
Many folks have seen Avi Lewis and Naomi Kleins NFB film The Take, here is a report on the mass self-valorization movement in Argentina and the people who took direct action and direct control of their lives and communities after the collapse of the IMF regime in their country.
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SAO PAULO - Move over the "axis of evil". The time is ripe for the "axis of gas". Meet the Gran Gasoduto del Sur (the Great Gas Pipeline of the South) - the South American entry into Pipelineistan, soon to join networks from Siberia to both Europe and Asia as well as the American-inspired Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline. In terms of political will applied by the new axis of Caracas, Brasilia and Buenos Aires, the pipeline is already a done deal.
Buenos Aires, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The Argentine Nestor Kirchner
administration rescinded the contract of Aguas Argentinas Tuesday, the multinational Swiss-controlled group that has controlled national water since the 90s.
In announcing the resolution, Federal Planning Minister Julio de Vido emphasized to press the decision was made to defend the neediest sectors from abuses committed by the firm.
While (workplace take-overs) aren’t necessarily a clear revolution in changing working culture, they are planting the seeds for new social relations and a way of organizing society. Solidarity, non-obligatory cooperation, democracy, direct action, sustainability, self-management and questioning the old world-order are all strategies and actions that move us forward toward changing the future.
Jul 8, 2005 | IPS
The Argentine Forensic
Anthropology Team announced Friday that it had
identified the remains of three of the founders of the
Mothers of Plaza de Mayo, who were forcibly
disappeared in 1977.
The Mothers of Plaza de Mayo, a human rights group,
was founded during the 1976-1983 military dictatorship
by mothers searching for their children, who were
victims of forced disappearance.
The workers of Zanon and other social organizations mobilized in front of the central courthouse on April 21 to defend their factory against mounting attacks. At a moment when the courts and government must make a "political and legal decision" concerning the ceramics factory that has been producing under worker control since 2001 - legal attacks, death threats and physical attacks against the workers have increased.
"An Argentinian former naval officer who threw prisoners, drugged and naked, to their death from planes was convicted of crimes against humanity and jailed for a total of 640 years by a Spanish court yesterday for his part in the 'dirty war' against dissidents conducted by the Argentinian military regime in the 1970s."
"His trial was the first successful prosecution under a Spanish law which allows crimes against humanity committed in other countries to be tried in Spain."
"Buenos Aires -- In threatening to get a local court to void possibly adverse
rulings by a World Bank-sponsored arbitration tribunal, Argentine Justice
Minister Horacio Rosatti insists he is acting as any responsible attorney
general would under the circumstances."
"Argentine law 'gives the same civil and property rights to foreigners as (Argentine) nationals, but never did anyone think that the foreigner would have more rights than nationals,' Rosatti said."