Tag "Argentina"

Sitrep Argentina: Odious debt and Belt and Road

The president of Argentina as a matter of urgency approached President Putin in the day before President Putin left for Beijing.  They needed help with odious debt that the country entered into with the IMF.  This is the sequence of events in the last few days: Argentina is trapped in $44 billion of odious debt from the US-controlled IMF. Seeking alternatives to US hegemony, Argentina’s President Alberto Fernández traveled to

What I like to listen to when I miss my beloved Argentina

I have a confession to make: I have not been in Argentina since 1986! And yet, I miss this wonderful country and its wonderful people.  Yes, I realize that the Argentina I once knew does not exist anymore.  I will especially miss my beloved old commuter trains with leather seats and the old and wonderful, if rather crazy, “collectivos” (buses).  So I listen to a lot of Argentinian music.  A

Latin America SITREP November 14th, 2015 by Jack

Increasingly, left-wing commentators are writing pieces that are not only critical of the ‘Pink Tide’, but that point to its reversal. Personally, I think we should remember that the Right has not won an election against a Left incumbent this century. Elections in Argentina (later this month) and Venezuela (early next month) may change that. Contents: Upcoming Elections: Venezuela Mid-term, Second Round Argentina Election Results: Belize News: El Salvador: FMLN

Latin America SITREP October 28th, 2015 by Jack

1) Latin American Left: the Pink Tide: 1999-present? Two recent pieces on the status and prospects of the progressive governments, social movements and multilateral institutions collectively known as the ‘Pink Tide’. Raúl Zibechi: Taking stock of ‘Progresismo’ in Latin America [source] Immanuel Wallerstein: The Latin American Left Moves Rightward [source] (NB I have the utmost respect for both these writers, but the optimist in me has to say that it

Viva Argentina!

I just saw this great photo of Putin with the President of Argentina, Kristina Fernandez de Kirchner: Nice couple, no? Seriously, I just wanted to share this photo with you because I have a soft spot in my heart for Argentina were I spent the happiest days of my childhood (I still speak Spanish with a funny mix of two accents: Russian, of course, and the accent of Buenos-Aires locally

False flags and how to start a ‘colour revolution’ in Argentina

by Mario   How it starts: 1987–88 Iran signed three agreements with Argentina’s National Atomic Energy Commission. The first Iranian-Argentine agreement involved help in converting the U.S. supplied Tehran Nuclear Research Centre (TNRC) reactor from highly enriched fuel to 19.75% low-enriched uranium, and to supply the low-enriched uranium to Iran. December 1992: The US Embassy in Buenos Aires informs the Argentine government that a continuation of the Iran-Argentine nuclear cooperation

Ex-Argentina Jewish gov’t official to be probed in bombing

the JTA reports: The Jewish ex-interior minister of Argentina will be investigated for his ties to the AMIA Jewish center bombing. The Buenos Aires Federal Appeals Court last week ordered the probe of Carlos Vladimir Corach in connection with an illegal payment of $400,000 to Carlos Telleldin, an auto mechanic who was among those charged in the 1994 attack that left 85 dead and hundreds wounded. Telleldin, who allegedly provided

Latin America mourns the death of Néstor Kirchner

by Carlo Moiana Former president Néstor Kirchner has unexpectedly died today of heart failure. He was the first elected president of Argentina after the terrible economical and political crisis that the country suffered in 2001. Kirchner had had some health problems lately: in February he had a surgery for problems in the carotid artery, and in September he had an angioplasty. His doctors recommended him rest, but he kept a

Brazil, Argentina abandon US dollar (for bilateral trade)

Press TV reports: Brazil and Argentina have launched a new payment system in their bilateral trade, doing away with the US dollar as a medium of exchange. The two Latin American nations started the Payment System on Local Currency (SML) on Monday following a last month agreement inked by their presidents to use local currencies in a bid to end transaction in dollars. On Thursday, Argentine Central Bank President Martin

Hezbollah Didn’t Do Argentine Bombing (updated)

Bush’s Iran/Argentina Terror Frame-Up by GARETH PORTER posted online on January 18, 2008 here: http://www.thenation.com/doc/20080204/porter Research for this article was supported by the Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute. Although nukes and Iraq have been the main focus of the Bush Administration’s pressure campaign against Iran, US officials also seek to tar Iran as the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism. And Team Bush’s latest tactic is to play up a

Venezuela, Argentina Accuse US of Smear Campaign

December 13th 2007, by Chris Carlson for Venezuelanalysis.com Government authorities from both Venezuela and Argentina accused the United States of carrying out a smear campaign against them yesterday after US officials arrested four individuals accused of being agents of the Venezuelan government. US officials alleged that the arrested individuals were involved in trying to cover up an “international scandal” between Venezuela and Argentina, but both countries have rejected the claims.