Monday, March 17, 2003

Naomi Klein on the Argentinian war against piqueteros. Here.

Piqueteros, the poor disenfranchised by Argentina's economic collapse, squat not only unproductive land and empty buildings, but also derelict factories, putting them back to work.

A supporter of Hernando de Soto would try to legitimize their property rights over this squatted territory as soon as possible. The existing government, apparently encouraged by the IMF, uphold the existing property rights (often violently) despite the lack of economic activity.

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