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Argentina: Worker-occupied Hotel Bauen gets ready to resist April 19th eviction

Today marks 14 days to save Argentina’s famed worker-occupied building, after 14 years of continuous working for the community and providing jobs for 140 people.

The building was taken over by its staff as part of the fábricas recuperadas movement during Argentina’s early 2000s financial crisis, as the original owners had dealt with their financial troubles by abandoning it. Currently hotel chain Mercoteles is claiming ownership of the site,… Continue reading

Argentina: Final decision on worker-occupied Bauen hotel due next month

What promises to be the final showdown for Argentina’s most famous worker-occupied site will be happening later this month when Hotel Bauen‘s status is brought to the Senate for what they hope will be a confirmation that the business has been finally expropriated from its former owner.

The hotel, founded in 2003 when 20 people seized control of their former workplace in Buenos Aires, is now run… Continue reading