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The extortionate operations of NML Capital

By Ernst Wolff, December 11, 2012

A New York court ordered Argentina to settle debts totalling $1.33 billion with hedge fund NML Capital by December 15.

Argentina partially re-nationalizes YPF oil company

By Bill Van Auken, April 24, 2012

The announced expropriation of a 51 percent share in YPF is only the latest episode in a protracted, politically driven looting and manipulation of the formerly state-owned oil company.

Popular protests sparked by deadly train accident in Argentina

By Rafael Azul, March 1, 2012

Popular anger has erupted in Argentina over evidence that a train accident that killed 51 people was the result of decades of neglect of the country’s passenger rail system.

UK-Argentine tensions rise over Malvinas Islands

By Bill Van Auken, February 10, 2012

On the eve of the 30th anniversary of the war between Britain and Argentina, tensions over the Malvinas Islands are rising once again.

Latin stock markets hit hardest by US credit downgrade

By Luis Arce, August 12, 2011

Latin America’s financial markets suffered the most severe losses of any in the world in the “Black Monday” global sell-off that followed the downgrading of US debt.

Argentine victims of dirty war to sue Daimler Benz in US Court

By Rafael Azul, May 23, 2011

A US appeals Court has reinstated a suit against German carmaker Daimler Benz for its participation in the kidnapping and murder of workers at one of its Argentine plants during the so-called dirty war of the 1970s.

Top Argentine union leader arrested in murder of left-wing worker

By Bill Van Auken, February 25, 2011

Jose Pedraza, the president of Argentina’s Railway Union, was arrested Tuesday for the murder of Mariano Ferreyra, a left-wing worker, during a goon squad attack last October.

General strike in Argentina over killing of left-wing youth

By Rafael Azul, October 25, 2010

The general strike Thursday was organized over the murder of Mariano Ferreyra, a 23-year-old leftist youth, by thugs from the rail union, which works closely with the government.

British oil drilling off Malvinas escalates tensions with Argentina

By Paul Bond, March 2, 2010

Britain’s decision to begin exploratory drilling has stoked tensions with the Argentine government over control of the disputed Malvinas (Falklands) Islands, and the oil reserves on the seabed around them.

One Giant Leap to Nowhere

By Tom Wolfe, August 30, 2009

This article was taken from the New York Times editorial pages to use a a test for the new posting application

Workers Struggles: The Americas

November 11, 2008

The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute http://www.wsws.org/wsws/dd-formmailer/dd-formmailer.php to this regular feature.

Fearing default, Argentina moves to nationalize private pension funds

By Luis Arce, October 24, 2008

Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner proposed legislation Tuesday to nationalize the country’s private pension funds—known in Spanish as AFJPs—in an attempt to stave off a new government default on its debt.