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Articles are summoned for the dossier:  "Conflict, politics and movements" . The articles proposed for this call must be sent until  OCTOBER 4, 2021  to the following email address: *** Important: Consult the Author's Guidelines on our website:  (in Spanish, Portuguese and English) or Also available in PDF for download:

Interdisciplinary Journal of Social Studies N°23

DOSSIER: Memories, futures and resistancesMemorias, futuros y resistencias Dossier articles Trotskyism and Sandinismo. Militant drifts, international networks and factional struggles Martín Mangiantini Libertarians of Poncho and Ojotas. Memory of the Peasant Indian Struggles and their Alliance with Anarchism in Peru and Bolivia of the First Half of the 20th Century Gaya Makaran Indigenous Commissions, Wichí Federation and “Universidad del Monte”: The Heterogeneous Wichí Socioterritorial Struggles in the Bermejo River (Salta, Argentina) Natalia Boffa The construction of a unionism of and for menSpace and gender in the Mar del Plata unions Ivana Teijón, Eliana Marioli, Lautaro López Fundaró Reviews FERNÁNDEZ HELLMUND, Paula (Compiler). Education and regional integration: South American experiences.Bahía Blanca / Foz do Iguaçu: Editions of CEISO / GIEPTALC, 2021, 124 pp. Benjamín Cuevas Scan to access the magazine with your cell phone or tablet

Interdisciplinary Journal of Social Studies No. 22

DOSSIER: Problems and challenges of regional integration Problemas y desafíos de la integración regional Dossier articles The European Union’s response to the pandemic: the economic recovery plan and its challenges Daniele Prozczinski, Rita Matos Coitinho Educational integration in MERCOSUR: Normative and experiences Paula Daniela Fernández Articles outside the dossier Cleaning, washing, cooking and caring: Domestic workers in a pandemic. Work experiences in the city of Bahía Blanca (Argentina) Pablo Ariel Becher Reviews Nicaragua 2018. The civic insurrection of april. Nicaragua, UCA Publications, 2020, 220 pp.ORTEGA HEGG, Manuel; AGUDELO BUILES, Irene; MARTÍNEZ CRUZ, Jessica; SÁNCHEZ, Mario; OSORIO MERCADO, Hloreley; PÉREZ REYNOSA, Jessica; RAMÍREZ, Sergio; CASTILLO RODRÍGUEZ, Hellen; GÓMEZ, Juan Pablo Jadir José Carneiro Junior The Mercosur-European Union Strategic Association Agreement: Studies from Latin America. BahÍa Blanca / Foz do Iguaçu, CEISO / GIEPTALC Editions, 2020, 140 PP.ROMERO WIMER, Fernando (Compiler). Pablo Senra Torviso Scan to access the magazine with your cell phone or tablet


Stories of indigenous territorial struggles: autonomies and collective rights We invite you to participate in  SYMPOSIUM 3  in the next Latin American Congress of Indigenous History. The congress will take place virtually. You can find more information in the attachments. There is time to submit abstracts until July 30. Coordinators: Dr. Pabel C. Lopez Flores, CIDES-UMSA (Bolivia), IEALC-UBA (Argentina), velpalopezflo@gmail.comLic. Natalia Boffa, CONICET, UNS, CEISO (Argentina), More info in:

Changes in Peru, where to?

By SEBASTIÁN SARAPURA (GIEPTALC / UNILA) The result of the elections in Peru has aroused great sympathy among popular movements and progressive organizations on the continent. It is not for less. The candidate of the Peru Libre political party, Pedro Castillo Terrones, - a former union leader and active member of the peasant rounds - was facing Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of the former dictator and prisoner for crimes against humanity, Alberto Fujimori. The individual trajectories of both candidates could not be more different. This largely explains the favorable expectation among workers and their organizations. However, it is necessary to affirm that the readings on the Peruvian process limit themselves to characterizing the triumph of Pedro Castillo as a conquest of the progressive sectors and the Peruvian people against the neoliberal ultra-right represented by Fujimorism are dangerous. The development of the class struggle in the Andean country, as well as in all of Our America, is much more complex. When on June 15, the National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE) confirmed that the Peru Libre candidate obtained a difference of just 44 thousand votes compared to the daughter of the former dictator, the political representatives of Fujimori, as well as Keiko Fujimori herself. , began a campaign to denounce an alleged fraud committed by Peru Libre, in complicity with the directors of the National Elections Jury (JNE) and the ONPE itself. This campaign has not stopped since (although it has worn out). With scandalous support from the bourgeois media and through legal tricks, Fujimorism presented requests to challenge thousands of votes from the poorest parts of the country. Places where, precisely, Castillo obtained an abysmal difference against Fujimori. The immediate result of this has been the delay in the proclamation of Pedro Castillo as president of the republic and an atmosphere of uncertainty unprecedented in the last three decades. Faced with this scenario, the Peru Libre political party called for the permanent mobilization of social movements and union organizations, as well as all sectors that had contradictions against Fujimori. This includes a part of the liberal right that defends the neoliberal constitution of 1993 but is contrary to the candidacy of Keiko Fujimori. The reaction of Fujimori, although with overwhelming media support, has been losing strength with the passing of days. The demonstrations that it has been carrying out have not managed to outnumber those of Peru Libre and are characterized by having among its participants, mainly, sectors of the middle…

Uruguay-MERCOSUR regional integration trade policies

Prospects for a new government, a turn of predictability "The penalties and the little cows go the same way. The penalties are ours, the vaquitas are not ours."Atahualpa Yupanqui, excerpt from the song "El Arriero Va" (year 1944). By: Adrián Larroca Ferrari One year after the beginning of the new neoliberal Uruguayan government, and after 15 years of the uninterrupted government of the progressive Frente Amplio party, we discuss some recent developments regarding Uruguay's performance in the international arena, with emphasis on the international trade policies adopted towards the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR) and its tense discussion on the flexibilization and conclusion of new trade agreements. Campaign promises, back to the nineties? On March 1, 2020, a new government took office in the Oriental Republic of Uruguay headed by President Luis Lacalle Pou, the representative of the Uruguayan State in the Mercosur regional bloc, after having obtained the electoral victory with a republican and inter-party coalition, unprecedented in Uruguayan political history. Five parties with a neoliberal political-economic character joined in the said coalition, they are the Colorado Party (headed by Ernesto Talvi, a scholar in finance who holds an MBA at the University of Chicago), Cabildo Abierto (headed by the former Commander in Chief of the National Army Guido Manini Ríos), the Partido de la Gente (headed by businessman Edgardo Novik), the Partido Independiente (headed by the current Minister of Labor and Social Security, lawyer Pablo Mieres) and the Partido Nacional, headed by the current president, lawyer Luis Lacalle Pou. The coalition was formed with the aim of defeating at the polls the politically economically progressive Frente Amplio party, which without political alliances (although it had the support of various leftist groups) tried to defend its fourth consecutive government, which it could not retain, since Lacalle Pou representing the multicolor coalition was victorious with 50.79% of the votes, against Daniel Martinez of Frente Amplio, who obtained 49.21%. Under the mentioned context, a new management begins to work within the Uruguayan State, thirteen days after its beginning as a multicolor coalition these five parties suffered the irruption of the pandemic caused by the Covid-19 throughout the national territory, is that on March 13 of that year a sanitary emergency was declared throughout the country.  However, the sanitary pandemic did not stop the campaign promises of the new government, which, in terms of international trade policies, point towards openness, aiming to work…


The political map of Latin America is in constant motion. And in the streets of each country, the social, health and economic situation has been directly affected by the handling of the Covid-19 Pandemic by different governments. In PERU, after the historic election of April 11, the people are weeks away from perhaps being able to twist the political and economic course established since the time of Alberto Fujimori. There will be a second-round between (the former president's daughter) Keiko Fujimori, who has promised to pardon her own father if he wins, and the surprise winner at the polls, the teacher and union leader Pedro Castillo. From the city of Lima Sebastián Sarapura (GIEPTALC-UNILA), delves into the most salient of Peruvian news. From Caracas, VENEZUELA, the prestigious intellectual María Fernanda BARRETO (RedH), helps us understand the current situation of a country where, despite the global scourge of the Pandemic, an economic blockade persists that is inhumane from every point of view. In addition, the increasing conflict on the border with Colombia, plus the role of the United States and possible strategies in the face of the collapse of the Guaidó plan. Presentation and Moderation: Nacho Urruspuru.


BY SEBASTIÁN SARAPURA (GIEPTALC / UNILA) The result of the presidential elections in Peru, held on Sunday, April 11, 2021, has generated a huge surprise for most political analysts. Until a week ago, almost no forecast envisioned having a party that defines itself as a socialist left contesting the second round. The presidential candidate for the Peru Libre political party, Pedro Castillo Terrones, managed to secure his pass with a slight but considerable advantage over the other competing candidates. With 85% of the records processed, the office of electoral processes of Peru (ONPE) places Castillo in the first place with 18.5% of the votes; he is followed by the extreme right candidate Keiko Fujimori with 13.19% and the ultraliberal economist Hernando de Soto with 12.1%. The fragmentation of the right-wing vote has been one of the main characteristics of this atypical election. In addition to Keiko Fujimori and Hernando de Soto, the ultra-conservative candidate of the popular renewal party, Rafael López Aliaga, achieved a not inconsiderable 12.7%. In previous elections, the Peruvian right appeared less dispersed and concentrated its voters on no more than 2 strong candidates. This fact is, in part, an expression of the intense inter-bourgeois struggle that the Andean country has experienced in recent years and which explains, for example, the difficulties of consensus between the executive branch and the congress that led to the departure of three presidents on last year. The emergence of new business groups with the capacity and resources to dispute power quotas among themselves, but keeping intact the neoliberal institutional framework that allowed them to grow, is an unavoidable element to understand the existence of several candidates with similar programs and, nevertheless, dissimilar interests. The Peruvian left also appeared fragmented to the contest. Far from being a surprise, it was something relatively predictable for those who closely followed the negotiations around the possibility of having a common candidacy. The two main left-wing parties, Peru Libre and Juntos por el Perú, together with social movements and smaller political groups, began conversations in 2019 with a view to future electoral processes. That attempt, however, did not come to fruition. Both groups stood separately in the 2020 congressional elections, as well as in the last electoral process. The reasons for this fact lie, to a large extent, in the accusations of corruption against Vladimir Cerrón and in his subsequent sentence for the crime of incompatible…

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Open call for the Interdisciplinary Journal of Social Studies

Articles are convened for the dossier: "Memories, futures and resistances . " The articles proposed for this call must be sent until April 1, 2021 to the following email address: 📌 Important: Consult the Author's Guidelines on RIES website: (in Spanish, Portuguese and English) or Also available in PDF for download: In SpanishIn PortugueseIn English

New edition and call for papers of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Social Studies

The number 21 of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Social Studies (RIES) has already been released in Argentina. Excellent review by GIEPTALC researcher Sebastián Sarapura. In addition, the reception of articles is open for the dossier number 23: "Memories, futures and resistances".