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Juan Grabois

Juan Grabois
Grabois in 2023
Born (1983-05-23) 23 May 1983 (age 40)
Alma mater
Occupations
  • Lawyer
  • social leader
Political partyPatria Grande Front
Other political
affiliations
Frente de Todos (2019–2023)
Unión por la Patria (since 2023)
Websitejuangrabois.com.ar

Juan Grabois (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈxwaŋ ɡɾaˈβojs] ; born 23 May 1983) is an Argentine lawyer, professor, writer and social leader. He is the founder of the Movimiento de Trabajadores Excluidos ("Excluded Workers Movement"; MTE), the Confederation of Popular Economy Workers (CTEP, now known as UTEP), and the Patria Grande Front.

A devout Roman Catholic, Grabois is a former member of the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.[1] He was a precandidate for president of Argentina for the Unión por la Patria in the 2023 Argentine primary elections, being defeated by Sergio Massa of the Renewal Front by a large margin.[2]

Early life and education

Grabois was born on 23 May 1983 in San Isidro, Buenos Aires. His parents are Roberto Grabois, a Peronist political leader, and Olga Isabel Gismondi, a pediatrician.[3][4] He finished high school at the Colegio Godspell, and later enrolled at the National University of Quilmes, pursuing a Social Sciences and Humanities degree. In 2010, he completed a law degree from the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Law.[5][6]

Career

Early social activism

In 2002, in the midst of the country's worst economic crisis in decades, 19-year old Grabois founded the Movimiento de Trabajadores Excluidos (MTE; "Excluded Workers' Movement"), seeking to group the waste pickers who suffered persecution from by Buenos Aires Police as their activities were outlawed,[7] in order to organize collective action for their right to work.[8][9] The MTE also incorporated other groups of informal sector workers, such as small agricultural workers, recuperated businesses workers, street vendors, among others.[10]

In 2005, he participated in the promulgation of Law 1.854, or "Ley de Basura Cero" ("Spanish: Zero-waste law"), guaranteeing the inclusion of scrap workers' rights into the legislation's text.[11]

Leader of the Patria Grande Front

In August 2018, despite his previous opposition to her government and policies, Grabois publicly declared his support for former president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner as she faced corruption charges; Grabois stated his belief in her innocence and alleged the trial against her was being used to divert attention from the socio-economic crisis affecting the country during the government of President Mauricio Macri.[12]

Later that year, on 29 October 2018, Grabois launched the Patria Grande Front at a rally held in Mar del Plata.[13] The front is a confluence of several social and political organizations, including Vamos, Movimiento Popular La Dignidad, Tres Banderas, and Nueva Mayoría.[14][15][16][17] According to Grabois, the front stands for the "critical reivindication of the popular cycle in Latin America and Argentina".[14]

The front was formed with the intention of backing the candidacy of Fernández de Kirchner ahead of the 2019 general election.[18] In July 2019, when Fernández de Kirchner declined running for president and instead endorsed Alberto Fernández while remaining in his ticket as candidate for vice-president, Patria Grande joined the newly formed Frente de Todos and supported Alberto Fernández's candidacy.[19]

2023 presidential candidacy

In March 2023, ahead of the October 2023 Argentine presidential election, Grabois launched his presidential candidacy under the motto of "Argentina Humana" (English: "Humane Argentina").[20] In Grabois' words, his intention is for a candidate to express the ideals of social justice and national sovereignty within the Frente de Todos primaries. He confirmed his candidacy following the rebranding of the Frente de Todos as the Union for the Homeland (UP). Grabois faced economy minister Sergio Massa in the August primaries to contend for the UP candidacy in the October general election.[21] Grabois lost the primaries to Massa, amassing 21.45% of the UP votes and slightly less than 6% of the total cast votes. Massa later finished first in the first round of the october elections.

Personal life

Grabois is a devout Roman Catholic. His religious beliefs inform many of his political positions, such as his opposition to the legalization of abortion in Argentina.[22]

Grabois has three children: two daughters and a son. His youngest child was born when he was 19 years old. He is presently married and lives with his family in Villa Adelina, Buenos Aires.[8]

Publications

Grabois has authored or co-authored some of the following books and publications:

  • "Capitalismo de exclusión, periferias sociales y moviminetos populares" (PDF). Emergenza Esclusi • The Emergency of the Socially Excluded. Vatican City: Pontifical Academy of Sciences (Scripta Varia 123). 2013. ISSN 1390-1230. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 November 2016.
  • "La exclusión en el capitalismo contemporáneo" (PDF). América Latina en Movimiento. Quito: ALAI. 505 (39). 2015. ISSN 1390-1230. Retrieved 5 June 2023.
  • "UNA VISIÓN DE LOS OFICIOS DE LA ECONOMIA POPULAR". Tendencias en Foco. Buenos Aires: RedEtis. 31. 2015. ISSN 1852-4893. Retrieved 5 June 2023.
  • La Personería Social (PDF). Buenos Aires: Universidad del Derecho. 2016. Retrieved 5 June 2023.
  • Trabajo y organización en la economía popular (PDF). Buenos Aires: CTEP - Asociación Civil de los Trabajadores de la Economía Popular. 2015. Retrieved 5 June 2023. (co-authored with Emilio Pérsico)

References

  1. ^ "Designaron a Juan Grabois como miembro del "ministerio social y ambiental" del Vaticano". Télam (in Spanish). 22 April 2021. Retrieved 26 June 2023.
  2. ^ Goñi, Uki (14 August 2023). "Far-right outsider takes shock lead in Argentina primary election". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 14 August 2023.
  3. ^ Soriano, Fernando (6 May 2023). "Retrato íntimo de Grabois: de la pregunta a Menem cuando tenía 9 años a su hipótesis de por qué CFK no designa un sucesor". Infobae (in Spanish). Retrieved 26 June 2023.
  4. ^ Di Santi, Matías (15 March 2020). "No, Grabois no es hijo de una ex presidenta del PAMI acusada de corrupción". Chequeado (in Spanish). Retrieved 26 June 2023.
  5. ^ Fontevecchia, Jorge (21 August 2017). "Juan Grabois: "La violencia es una herramienta de superviviencia"". Perfil (in Spanish). Retrieved 26 June 2023.
  6. ^ "Juan Grabois es abogado y trabaja en la Facultad de Derecho". Agence France-Presse (in Spanish). 11 October 2019. Retrieved 26 June 2023.
  7. ^ Althabé, María; Herrera, Sabrina; Van Olphen, Ma. Margarita (12 December 2003). Asociación de Cartoneros de Villa Itatí (PDF). III Jornadas de Sociología de la UNLP (in Spanish). La Plata, Argentina. Retrieved 17 June 2023.
  8. ^ a b Fidanza, Andrés (10 August 2017). "CLASE MEDIA Y LENGUA POPULAR". Revista Anfibia (in Spanish). National University of General San Martín. Retrieved 17 June 2023.
  9. ^ "Juan Grabois, el dirigente de los cartoneros: de su relación con Francisco al pedido de reforma agraria". Todo Noticias (in Spanish). 4 September 2019. Retrieved 17 June 2023.
  10. ^ Rivas Molina, Federico (14 November 2022). "Juan Grabois: "Estamos para transformar la realidad, no para contenerla"". El País (in Spanish). Retrieved 26 June 2023.
  11. ^ "Grabois: "El proyecto de incineración de basura es criminal y pone en riesgo 10 mil puestos de trabajo"". Agencia Paco Urondo (in Spanish). 7 May 2018. Retrieved 17 June 2023.
  12. ^ "Juan Grabois "aclaró" su respaldo a Cristina Kirchner en Comodoro Py y pidió "disculpas"". La Nación (in Spanish). 14 August 2018. Retrieved 26 June 2023.
  13. ^ "Un frente antineoliberal". Página/12 (in Spanish). 27 October 2018. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  14. ^ a b Piscetta, Juan (3 November 2019). "Juan Grabois y el Frente Patria Grande consiguieron 11 cargos electivos en su primera experiencia electoral". Infobae (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  15. ^ "El espacio Vamos se sumó al Frente Patria Grande". El Civismo (in Spanish). 5 December 2018. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  16. ^ "Juan Grabois presenta en Mendoza el Frente Patria Grande". sitionandino.com.ar (in Spanish). 6 February 2019. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  17. ^ Asorey, Santiago (1 November 2018). "Tres Banderas: el armado peronista del Frente Patria Grande". Agencia Paco Uraondo (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  18. ^ Ayerdi, Rosario (12 March 2019). ""Ella le gana": suman afiches y un kit a la campaña presidencial de Cristina Kirchner". Perfil (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  19. ^ "Patria Grande en el Frente de Todos: "no vamos a bajar ninguna bandera"". planbnoticias.com.ar (in Spanish). 21 October 2019. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  20. ^ "Grabois lanzó oficialmente su candidatura a presidente". Télam (in Spanish). 26 April 2023. Retrieved 26 June 2023.
  21. ^ "Juan Grabois firmó su precandidatura a presidente para competir contra Sergio Massa". Página 12 (in Spanish). 24 June 2023. Retrieved 26 June 2023.
  22. ^ De Vedia, Mariano; Fuego Simondet, Javier (28 October 2020). "Juan Grabois divide a la Iglesia: cercano al papa Francisco, es criticado por fomentar la grieta, pero apoyado por su mirada social". La Nación (in Spanish). Retrieved 26 June 2023.
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