Tag: Protests

Cristina and the Campo: Round Nine

EFE has a detailed report on a fresh round of protests by Argentina’s agricultural sector. It is the ninth such strike since March 2008, when a tax increase…

Colombia’s Internally Displaced: Out of Tercer Milenio Park, Problems Remain

A few weeks ago, I wrote a commentary for the Americas Quartetly Blog about a recent settlement between the Colombian government and leaders of a group of Internally…

The Viability of the Current Kirchner Administration

When Cristina Fernández de Kirchner replaced her husband on 10 December 2007 as president of Argentina, she inherited a relatively favorable position in Argentine politics. On the heels…

Protests Continue in Argentina as Citizens Take to the Streets

On July 15, 2008, one could hear the rumblings of the pro-Kristina rally from several blocks away. It began as a deep reverberation, like a distant earthquake. Getting…