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Several files from a recently received addition to the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) archives contain detailed reports and data relating to the Desaparecidos (the... [Collection highlight]
On March 24, 1976, a military junta under General Jorge Rafael Videla took power in Argentina. It disbanded parliament, suppressed all political parties, and took control of the trade unions. One aim... [Collection highlight]
Marguerite Guzmán Bouvard, poet and author of the book Revolutionizing Motherhood; the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo (1994) gave the IISH material that she used for this publication on the best-known... [Collection highlight]
Why did migrants from southern Portugal choose Argentina instead of following the traditional path to Brazil? Starting with this question, this book explores how, at the turn of the twentieth century... [Publication]
Oscar Matus was an Argentinian composer from the province of Mendoza. The composer was married to the 'Voice of the Voiceless',  the famous singer Mercedes Sosa.  Oscar Matus,  Mercedes Sosa and... [Item of the Day]
In1978 Argentina hosted the world champion soccer games. The junta under President Videla had governed for two years. In the Netherlands a boycott action was initiated by the cabaret performers Freek... [Item of the Day]
Between December 19 and 21, 2001 a massive popular rebellion overthrew Argentina's incumbent president De la Rua. Major demonstrations and street blockades took place throughout the country. It is... [Item of the Day]
Anarchism and syndicalism were the dominant strain in the Argentinian labour movement of the early 20th century. A strike of rural workers in Patagonia led by the Spanish anarchist Antonio Soto  took... [Item of the Day]
A reunion of old friends at a meeting of the Argentinian Federación Libertaria on 27 December 1958. The Italian Luce Fabbri, the German Augustin Souchy and the Spaniard Diego Abad de Santillan share... [Item of the Day]
Close encounters and flying saucers also have a place in socialist theory. The Posadists (supporters of Juan Posadas) in Latin America believed this concept was a logical extension of Marxist... [Item of the Day]