Uruguay

Stop Dismissals in Meat Industry

Cowhide tanners are fighting back wage cuts, unsafe working conditions and dismissals in Uruguay. By CSP-Conlutas Media Workgroup Inspired by the recent victory of gas workers whose struggle managed to rehire 80 dismissed workers, they called a strike for August 14, 2019. The meatpacker corporation Zenda owned by Brazilian corporation Marfrig dismissed...

Gas Workers Victory in Uruguay

The Uruguayan administration nationalized two companies under control of Brazilian corporation Petrobrás on July 16, 2019. By CSP-Conlutas Media Workgroup   The companies Montevideo Gas and Conectas are responsible for provision of gas. The nationalization came after two-month-long workers’ struggle. They carried out hunger strikes, demonstrations and finally workers control which was repressed by...

Mercosur-EU Agreement: a Bad Deal For the Working Class

European Union and Mercosur officials signed an agreement on July 28 which is meant to increase trade between 28 European countries and the four members of Mercosur (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay). By CSP-Conlutas Media Workgroup The main benefactor is the European industrial sector as taxes to access Mercosur markets will...

Mercosur and the European Union: One Step More Towards Becoming a Colony

            The free commerce deal between Mercosur and the European Union (EU), announce with fireworks and fanfare by Bolsonaro and celebrated by the press, reaffirms the submission of the country to the big international economic groups. And deepens the role of Mercosur and Brazil as colonies and suppliers of...

CNT-PIT Calls For One-Day General Strike!

Petrobras gas workers are on strike since June 10 in Uruguay. By CSP-Conlutas Media Workgroup They are holding a sit-in with tents in front of Petrobras Headquarters at Independence Square, downtown Montevideo. They demand their jobs back. The Uruguayan Labor Federation CNT-PIT called a 24h general strike for June 25 in solidarity to...

Labor Fight Back Petrobras Dismissals

Ninety-four gas workers were dismissed in Uruguay by “MontevideoGas” company whose main shareholder is the Brazilian oil company Petrobras. By CSP-Conlutas Media Workgroup Petrobras threats to leave the country in order to decrease its workforce from 163 workers to only 50 bringing safety standards to the lowest point. The gas workers Union...

Uruguayans Will Take the Streets Against Impunity

The March of Silence will be held on May 20 in Montevideo and other cities in Uruguay. CSP-Conlutas Media Workgroup May 19, 2019 This March is called by human rights organizations every year since 1996 to demand truth and justice for all the killed and disappeared during the military dictatorship (1973-1985). The crimes...

New Declassified Documents Expose U.S.-backed Dictatorships in South America

On April 12, 2019 the U.S. delivered a set of 7,500 declassified CIA documents about the execution, torture and kidnapping of babies carried out by U.S.-backed dictatorships in South America in the 1970s. CSP-Conlutas Media Workgroup April 24, 2019 The close collaboration between Argentinean, Chilean and Uruguayan dictatorships and the U.S. included...

No to the payment of the External Debt!

Submissive to imperialism, hard on workers. When the Wide Front took presidency for the first time, in 2005, the external debt was of 13 million dollars, plus 6.000 millions of interests: the total amount, left by the old right-winged, oligarchic bosses was 19 thousand millions. In June 2015,...

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