Cooperatives in argentine provide over 10,000 jobs
"Argentine workers began taking over abandoned factories during the economic crisis of 2001 and operating them as cooperatives. Today, recuperated factories provide jobs for more than 10,000 (page 36). Similar movements exist in Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, and Venezuela."
Source: Martinez, Nadia. "Rising Democracy: Social Movements." YES! Magazine. 42 (Summer 2007) 21.