Category Archives: Argentina

Argentina | The G20 and the Counter-Protests in Argentina

by Tony Phillips

On October 31st the centre of the city of Buenos Aires was put on lockdown by the police, the military, and secret services. Martial law provisions were to continue for three days. US aircraft carriers lay offshore on the river plate and the airspace over the city closed. 40,000 police were on the streets of the city to protect twenty top government representatives and a few multilateral bankers; men and women like to refer to themselves as ‘leaders’.

G20 an ‘essential forum’ to restore international confidence: UN chief

During press briefings at the beginning of the G20 meeting of developed nations in Buenos Aires, UN Secretary António Guterres described the event as an essential forum, citing a lack of confidence and high level of confrontation within the international community.

Argentina | Argentina in turmoil

by Jérôme Duval

After Argentine President Mauricio Macri announced, on 3rd September, a brutal austerity plan under IMF supervision, the people hit the streets to express their anger at rising prices and budget cuts.

Argentina | IMF: Argentina World Economy Weakening From US Trade War

The fund says Argentina’s economy will shrink by 2.6 percent in 2018 because of austerity measures, and global growth is contracting from trade wars.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Tuesday that the Latin American economy will grow less than expected, mainly because Argentina, the region’s third largest money maker, is in an economic crisis.

Brazil | Coca-Cola And Nestlé To Privatize The Largest Reserve Of Water In South America

By  Amanda Froelich

Private companies such as Coca-Cola and Nestlé are allegedly in the process of privatizing the largest reserve of water, known as the Guarani Aquifer, in South America. The aquifer is located beneath the surface of Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay and is the second largest-known aquifer system in the world.