Argentina

Argentina: Buenos Aires' facial recognition system suspended

As previously reported on the CIVICUS Monitor, in December 2021 and early months of 2022 protesters took to the streets in Argentina against negotiations between the government and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to restructure the country’s debt. A new agreement was announced in January 2022, and demonstrations continued as the details of the deal were finalised. Read more  |  Read in Spanish

Argentina: Buenos Aires' facial recognition system suspended

Protesters in Argentina take to the streets against IMF and large-scale mining

On 24th September 2021, police in Neuquén evicted a Mapuche Lof Quemquemtreu community from territory they had occupied near El Bolsón, Río Negro province. About 30 Indigenous people, who are in the process of reclaiming ancestral territory, were violently evicted by police using disproportionate force – including rubber bullets and firearms. Read more  |  Read in Spanish

Protesters in Argentina take to the streets against IMF and large-scale mining

Argentina: protests in memory of pandemic victims, demanding rights and policy changes

On 16th August 2021, hundreds of people joined the “Marcha de las Piedras” (March of the Stones) in remembrance of the more then 100,000 people who had died from COVID-19 in Argentina and to protest against President Alberto Fernández’s administration for its handling of the pandemic. Read more  |  Read in Spanish

Argentina: protests in memory of pandemic victims, demanding rights and policy changes

Abusive pandemic restrictions in Argentinian province of Formosa

On 5th March 2021, protesters clashed with police officers in the city of Formosa as demonstrators took to the streets to oppose the adoption of strict COVID-19 isolation measures. Read more

Abusive pandemic restrictions in Argentinian province of Formosa

Argentina’s feminist movements celebrate approval of legal abortion law

Celebrations erupted in Argentina’s streets when the Senate passed the Voluntary Termination of Pregnancy (IVE) Bill on 30th December 2020, in a victory for women’s movements in Argentina who had long campaigned for the legislation. Read more  |  Read in Spanish

Argentina’s feminist movements celebrate approval of legal abortion law

Argentina’s former government accused of spying on journalists, civil society leaders and others

In early June 2020, a federal prosecutor conducting an audit of Argentina’s Federal Intelligence Agency (AFI) presented evidence to the Eleventh Federal Criminal and Correctional Court, which indicated that the agency had conducted illegal espionage during the administration of former president Mauricio Macri. Read more  |  Read in Spanish

Argentina’s former government accused of spying on journalists, civil society leaders and others

Argentina: two reporters threatened and a proposed bill to restrict investigative journalism

With the spread of corona virus (COVID-19), the Argentinean government has issued measures and regulations to cope with the sanitary emergency. These measures include the suspension of mass gatherings (Decree 260/2020), preventive and compulsory isolation, limitation of movement within national territories, public transport regulations and suspension of events and official meetings (Decree 297/2020). Read more

Argentina: two reporters threatened and a proposed bill to restrict investigative journalism

Protests against hunger and poverty in Argentina

In the run up to Argentina’s general elections in October 2019, social movements and opposition groups organised several demonstrations to protest the government’s socioeconomic policies. During Argentina’s current economic crisis, the peso suffered a sharp devaluation while unemployment and inflation soared. Read more

Protests against hunger and poverty in Argentina

Argentinians have continued mobilising to protest against economic policies

During the past months, Argentinians have continued mobilising to protest against the economic policies of the government led by President Mauricio Macri. Read more

Argentinians have continued mobilising to protest against economic policies

Study reveals lack of equal opportunities for women journalists in Argentina

According to a study,72 percent of women journalists believe that women have fewer opportunities for growth than men in media companies and 77 per cent believe that in journalism, women do not earn the same amount as men for doing the same job. Read more

Study reveals lack of equal opportunities for women journalists in Argentina