MINCI. Commentary by Les Blough, Editor. Axis of Logic. , MINCI. Translated by COI
The second part of the MINCI article below makes reference to the entry of Venezuela into South America's largest trading bloc. In a fascinating turn of events, the US-backed right wing's institutional coup in Paraguay that removed leftist President Fernando Lugo last month has opened the door for Venezuela to enter... » read this article
COLECTIVO PAREN DE FUMIGAR CORDOBA , Translation by Siv O'Neall , parendefumigar.blogspot.fr
JUSTICE for the MOTHERS of ITUZAINGO
EVERYBODY JOIN THE MARCH
In order to Stop the Spraying and to get Monsanto to leave Latin America
Thursday July 19, at 6 p.m.
From Cañada and Colón
Las Madres de Barrio (The Mothers of the neighborhood) Ituzaingó, Córdoba, [Argentina] have been... » read this article
One of the great myths about the Argentine economy that is repeated nearly every day is that the rapid growth of the Argentine economy during the past decade has been a "commodity export boom". For example, the New York Times reported last week:
"Riding an export boom for commodities like... » read this article
In taking back oil and gas company YPF, Argentina's state is reversing past mistakes. Europe is in no position to be outraged.
The Argentinian government's decision to renationalise the oil and gas company YPF has been greeted with howls of outrage, threats, forecasts of rage and ruin, and a rude... » read this article
Almudena Calatrava (AP). Teresa BO (Al Jazeera) , Associated Press (article). Al Jazeera (video)
Editor's Comment: Bravo! We have nothing but praise for President Cristina Ferdandez for her courage and leadership demonstrated once again in her move to nationalize Argentine's natural resources. From Argentina's nationalization of the country's airlines and pension funds to it's recent stand to regain the Islas Malvinas from Britain, Cristina... » read this article
Editor's Comment: The English, joined at the hip with the United States have been pushing the imperial agenda with their warships in Las Islas Malvinas just off the coast of Argentina - again - and they're drilling oil there. Argentine President Cristina Fernandez imposed controls on shipping in the waters around... » read this article
On October 23rd of this year, President Cristina Fernandez won re-election receiving 54% of the vote, 37 percentage points higher than her nearest opponent. The President’s coalition also swept the Congressional, Senatorial, Gubernatorial elections as well as 135 of the 136 municipal councils of Greater Buenos Aires. In sharp... » read this article
BUENOS AIRES - The governments of Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay are drafting laws to curb acquisition by foreigners of extensive tracts of their fertile agricultural land.
Despite slight differences between them, the proposed measures are generally fairly mild. None of these three member countries of the Southern Common Market (Mercosur)... » read this article
Editorial comment: Mono-cultures, industrial farming and animal raising, Genetically Engineered seeds, bio-chemical herbicides and insecticides (note especially herbicide resistant weeds due to treatment with Monsanto's killer insecticide, Roundup) - in short agribusiness and bio-chemical business (read Monsanto et al.) are very busy ruining the global environment, local farmers' livelihoods and... » read this article
GRAIN, January 2011
What are the implications when one of China's most powerful agribusiness firms starts acquiring thousands of hectares of land in the Province of Rio Negro, Argentina for the production of soyabeans, wheat, and oilseed rape to ship back to China? What are the consequences for the local... » read this article
"Argentina accuses the U.S. of trying to smuggle in things that were not included in the cargo manifesto like firearms, communications and surveillance equipment and narcotics, all these in an U.S. Air Force cargo plane that arrived last week in Bunos Aires."
Argentina: In 1946 Peron vs. Braden, in 2011... » read this article
Israel has reacted angrily to Argentina's recognition of a Palestinian state within 1967 borders.
Monday's move by Argentina comes days after a similar step by South American neighbour Brazil.
The Argentinian foreign ministry said recognition was in line with the Palestinians' right to build an independent state.
More than 100... » read this article
Various photographers from news agencies. Axis of Logic editorial. , Axis of Logic Editorial; Photos: various sources
The sudden death of former Argentinian President, Nestor Kirchner, on Thursday has been having a huge impact on the people of Argentina. The people's reaction to his death reveals the deep love and respect they had for him. Such a sense of loss and adoration can surely be explained by the... » read this article
Nestor Kirchner, the former president of Argentina, has died of a heart attack at the age of 60.
Kirchner, who was credited for leading Argentina out of economic crisis when he became president in 2003, was later suceeded by his wife Cristina Fernandez-Kirchner.
He was expected to run for president... » read this article
Les Blough in Venezuela. Axis of Logic , Axis of Logic
The editor's and authors at Axis of Logic wish to express our sense of loss along with the many millions of Latin Americans who respected and loved Nestor Kirchner, former President of Argentina. Mr. Kirchner, at only 60 years of age, died suddenly this morning from a coronary. We also want... » read this article
Mercedes Sosa. Composed by Victor Heredia. , Album ~ Escondido En Mi País (1996)
"Sube, sube, sube" from the Album,
Escondido En Mi País (1996)
"It's Hidden in My Country"
Below: Lyrics in Spanish & English
(Recommended by Vera Gottlieb, Axis of Logic reader and correspondent)
Source (In Spanish): Letras Terra ... » read this article
Laura Flanders interviews Oliver Stone and Tariq Ali , Grit TV. ABC
Latin America has seen rapid changes over recent years, most significantly with the rise of left-leaning leaders who are willing to fight massive corporations and even stand up to the massive presence of the US in their countries. Director Oliver Stone decided to go to Venezuela to meet Chavez for... » read this article