Latin America

Following the first four encuentros internacionales (international gatherings) of the “Workers’ Economy,” held in Argentina, Mexico and Brazil, from 2007 to 2013, and after the first Regional Gathering of Europe and the Mediterranean, in Marseille, France in January 2014, it is now proposed to conduct Regional Gatherings in every even-numbered year and Interna

Located in downtown Buenos Aires, self-managed workers in Hotel BAUEN are appealing for international support as they confront the threat of eviction. Hotel BAUEN is one of over 200 worker-recuperated enterprises (empresa recuperada por sus trabajadores) operating under worker control.

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a struggle for participatory budgeting in the largely agrarian municipality of Torres (population 197,000) in the central-western Venezuelan state of Lara
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GEO folks organized demonstration and Teach-in/Speak-out in Mexico.

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A joint Declaration on the socio-economic future of our communities and on public policy concerning co-operatives
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Conversations with members from several worker co-ops in Venezuela
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The Salinas reality helps us to pose the big questions we need to pose if we are preoccupied with processes of radical social transformation.

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By Traci Kuratomi, current Fulbright Fellow in Argentina

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By Len Krimerman, Willimantic Inter-Cooperative Zone (WICZ)

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Analyzing & Debating a New Economy from the Perspective of Workers & Self-management

Mexico City, June 9-11, 2011

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35% growth since 2005, study claims
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Cuba will soon turn some small-scale manufacturing and retail services into cooperatives as the state retreats from minor businesses in an effort to boost the island's troubled economy, government and Communist Party sources said.
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Miners in Potosí, Bolivia set off sticks of dynamite as cold winter winds zipped through the city, passing street barricades, protests, hunger strikers and an occupied electrical plant. These actions took place place from late July to mid-August against the perceived neglect of the Evo Morales administration toward the impoverished Potosí region. This showdown in Bolivia is similar to conflicts across Latin America between the promises of left-leaning governments, the needs of the people and the finite resources of Pachamama (Mother Earth).
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Factory in the Hands of Workers

Zanon belongs to the people: FASINPAT wins definitive expropriation
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A gathering in Washington DC examines Venezuela's practices of participatory democracy.
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The Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA) is aimed at striking a major blow against US hegemony, the IMF, the World Bank, "free" trade, and neo-liberalism in general. By Shawn Hattingh.
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For those not familiar with Cooperative Maquiladora Mujeres de Nueva Vida (COMAMNUI) please visit www.jhc-cdca.org.

Dear Friends,

We urgently need your voice NOW! Someone is trying to steal our land, and we need you to write in our support!

We normally don't write this kind of emergency letter, but this time it's critical that you know now, pass the word, and respond. The volume of international response will have a strong effect. There is a sample letter below with an email address.

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By Mario Osava, www.ipsnews.net
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