Around 5,000 people gathered around the Argentine Congress on 18 July, protesting the layoff of 600 workers after a PepsiCo plant closed on 20 June. The case is a typical example of how quickly a local labor dispute in Argentina can escalate. On 26 June, a group of fired workers took over the PepsiCo plant
The first non-Peronist to be elected governor of Buenos Aires province in almost 30 years, Maria Eugenia Vidal is a rising political star in Argentina. After serving as deputy mayor in Macri’s government in the city of Buenos Aires, Vidal came to office on the same wave that swept her political mentor to power in
The building unrest in Argentina that began with workers and teachers’ strikes just after school resumed from the summer holidays reached a crescendo this week with a major general strike that crippled Buenos Aires and other parts of the country. A wide range of workers left their jobs for 24 hours and wreaked havoc across
President Mauricio Macri’s administration has again taken aim at natural gas tariffs. The decision follows the announcements aimed at reducing electricity subsidies for the majority of citizens in Buenos Aires and a deal aimed at boosting natural gas production from the country’s Vaca Muerta shale play (see our 8 February and 18 January Latest Analysis).