The Argentine guerrilla and the masses: the ERP and its insertion


  • Pablo A. Pozzi University of Buenos Aires



Between 1959 and 1977, there were more than 17 armed organizations in Argentina. Beyond the success achieved, all of them proposed a combination of armed struggle and popular mobilization. To do this, they tried to carry out the so-called “mass work.” Two of them, Montoneros and PRT-ERP, were very successful in “inserting” the organization among the population as a whole. Herein, the insertion of the second of these organizations is addressed, and we postulate that guerrilla as a theme, in Argentina, was much more complex than we assume. In fact, the relationship between guerrilla and popular organization proposes that armed struggle was the result of a historical process and social demands, and not merely a conjunctural fact.


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Biografia do Autor

Pablo A. Pozzi, University of Buenos Aires

Professor in the Ph.D. Program in History and Director of the MA Program in Latin American Cultural Studies at the University of Buenos Aires




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POZZI, P. A. The Argentine guerrilla and the masses: the ERP and its insertion. Revista Tempo e Argumento, Florianópolis, v. 7, n. 16, p. 401 - 420, 2016. DOI: 10.5965/2175180307162015401. Disponível em: Acesso em: 28 set. 2022.