Room C217, College Building, Middlesex University, The Burroughs, Hendon, London NW4 4BT
The election of President Mauricio Macri and the conservative Cambiemos coalition in Argentina marks a crossroads for Latin America.
As the first right-wing government elected in the country’s post-dictatorship history, it has already introduced a package of neoliberal reforms that have squeezed wages, caused tens of thousands of redundancies, caused the cost of living and utility bills to rocket, deepened poverty and the recession and generated spiralling debt.
Human rights and gender equality have also been under attack. However around the country unions, neighbours and civil society groups are starting to mobilise to fight back against these damaging reforms on an enormous scale.
This panel analyses the first twelve months of President Macri’s government and focuses on the multitude of resistances that are emerging to it. Given this scenario we ask “is the conservatism counter-offensive in Argentina sustainable?”
All welcome to this free event
Gabriel Mocho Rodriguez (International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)
Martina Rodriguez (Birkbeck and Argentina Solidarity Campaign)
Daniel Ozarow (Deputy Head, Middlesex University Latin American Research Studies Group and Argentina Research Network)