Buenos Aires: A journey through cooperative experiences

Buenos Aires, Argentina

GE
2 reviews
Nov 12 - 20, 2022
Group size: 1 - 25
Buenos Aires: A journey through cooperative experiences
Buenos Aires, Argentina

2 reviews

$NaN
Nov 12 - 20, 2022
Group size: 1 - 25

About this trip

Cost : $1800 per person. Please contact wespacfoundation@gmail.com or call (914) 449-6514 to register and pay. 


A long history of successive economic and political crises in Argentina forced different sectors not to depend on the government nor on private corporations but to find paths that enhance the collective, pulling together the available resources and recognizing that life depends on celebrating diversity and working in cooperation. Here are some of the experiences that we propose to visit, to learn from each other, to share ideas, stories, experiences: 


Meet with the journalists of LaVaca to discuss the Argentine political and economic situation and the social and community responses to an industrial production model that has caused widespread impoverishment and exacerbated the climate crisis. 


Visit with representatives of the largest peasant union in Argentina, the UTT, to debate and better understand how to change the productive matrix and for an agricultural system that instead of polluting everything (soil, water, crops and people) opens the possibility of sustainable life and a future for the planet. 


Tour a ‘recovered’ pharmaceutical laboratory Farmacoop, managed by their workers in a democratic, horizontal way and selling medicine with the idea that “speculation is immoral”. 


Visit with the workers of the UST, organized in a cooperative to maintain the park that used to be one of the largest landfills in Argentina. Explore how workers with meager resources but with technical and human responsibility were able to assume challenges that seem overpowering (i.e. confronting corporations and governments, taking charge of a landfill of enormous proportions), carrying out projects so that a dignified life is possible in otherwise devastated places. 


Meet with organizers of the expanding Women’s Movement and learn about their struggle against gender violence (“Ni Una Menos”) and their battle for legal abortion (“Aborto Legal Ya!”) 

Discuss with an economist the impact of the several financial crises in the country and the role of the USA and the IMF. 


Note: Departure from United States on November 12. Activities begin in Buenos Aires the next day. 


Price includes: Accommodations, breakfast and one additional meal per day, translation services, transportation to and from all programmed activities, program fees and contributions to the organizations we visit. ** Add $ 300 for single room occupancy. 


Price does NOT include: International airfare, alcoholic beverages, gratuities, travel insurance, personal expenditures and trip extensions.  This tour is co-sponsored by WESPAC, WCN and Global Exchange for more information: wespacfoundation@gmail.com or call (914) 449-6514 www.globalexchange.org  Possible trip extension: Visit Iguazu Falls on the Argentina/Brazil border.

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The idea that travel can be educational and positively influence international affairs motivated the first Reality Tour in 1988. Global Exchange’s Reality Tours are not designed to provide immediate solutions or remedies to the world’s most intractable problems, nor are they simply a kind of voyeurism. Rather, Reality Tours are meant to educate people about how we, individually and collectively, contribute to global problems, and, then, to suggest ways in which we can contribute to positive change locally and internationally.

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We had a great time. We visited places and talked to people we never would have had access to without the tour. Our tour guide was friendly and very knowledgeable. I would definitely go back.
By Carla S for Translators Tour to Cuba and Varadero on 14 Jun, 2022
The organizers worked very hard to have everything ready for us and take care of everything. We weren't given a few pieces of information, but overall, they gladly accommodated all our requests and were very nice.
By Diana R for Translators Tour to Cuba and Varadero on 07 Jun, 2022