Uruguay

Soccer civil rights

Obdulio Varela

A vignette about the 1949 Uruguayan footballers' strike by Eduardo Galeano, self-professed beggar of good soccer and author of Soccer in Sun and Shadow.

O'Neill Cuestas, Fernando, 1924-2005

A short biography of the Uruguayian anarchist and historian who was one of the founding members of the FAU, and later was involved in the Tupamaros guerrila movement.

The Federacion Anarquista Uruguaya: Crisis, armed struggle and dictatorship, 1967-85

PDF pamphlet of a history of the Federacion Anarquista Uruguaya (FAU). Founded in 1956 it was one on the strongest anarchist movements in Latin America. In the 1960s, it faced a rising tide of repression which would culminate in the military dictatorship of 1973-85. The FAU is still active today.

"Anarchists had more of a stomach for the fight": interview with Juan Carlos Mechoso

2001 interview with the co-founder of the Federación Anarquista Uruguaya (FAU). From the pamphlet The Federacion Anarquista Uruguaya (FAU) : Crisis, Armed Struggle and Dictatorship, 1967-1985 available from Kate Sharpley Library.

Huerta Grande

"Huerta Grande" is a seminal text of South American Especifismo. It was written in 1972 as an internal discussion document of the Federación Anarquista Uruguaya, right before the brutal military coup was installed in 1973. This is the first English translation.

Buela, Juana Rouco 1889-1969

Juana Rouco Buela

A short biography of Juana Rouco Buela, formidable fighter for women's liberation and anarchism

Bolten, Virginia 1870-1960?

Virginia Bolten

A short biography of Virginia Bolten, aka the Louise Michel of Rosario, fearless fighter for anarchism and women's liberation

Uruguay government moves to break transport strike

The Uruguayan government has moved to break up a strike among freight workers after the action caused severe shortages of basic supplies around the country.

Fabbri, Luce, 1908-2000

Luce Fabbri

A biography of, Luce Fabbri, an Italian anarchist who joined her father in exile in Uruguay and played a key part in both country's movements until her death.