The first time I visited Argentina I went for a run through downtown Buenos Aires. On my way back my tunes were drowned out by loud shouting amplified by bull horns. Turning to my left I saw hundreds of people filling a busy avenue with picket signs, masks, and assault rifles. Reading their signs, the protesters were farmers who were unhappy with the amount of money they were receiving for their crops.
This isn’t the only time I’ve seen such protests. In fact, the more I toured Argentina, the more apparent it became that picketing and protesting were the most common form of democratic expression.