Hotel Bauen Worker Cooperative Faces Eviction

The workers of Buenos Aires Hotel Bauen, who had occupied and renovated an abandoned five star hotel in Buenos Aries after it went bankrupt in the economic crisis of 2001, are now facing a permanent eviction order, after 11 years of successful operation of the hotel as a worker-owned cooperative.

The final Supreme Court decision states that workers need to vacate the premises within 30 days of 26th March 2014, which requires workers to leave the premise by the end of April. However, local authorities have given no clear eviction date if the workers don’t comply. Some of them believe eviction is likely on 15th May and others are predicting eviction on 20th May.

Read the full article at the Argentina Independent