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Resurgent Latin American Right Risks Overreach, Backlash

Travis Knoll | Posted 01.06.2016 | World
Travis Knoll

Conservatives in Latin America might do well to heed US and Latin American cautionary tales of political hypocrisy and overreach. If the lower-middle class voters key to the center-right's recent political victories take a jaded view of the recent wave, conservative gains may prove fleeting.

We Should All Cry for Argentina's Economy

Jordana Timerman | Posted 12.15.2015 | World
Jordana Timerman

BUENOS AIRES -- Argentina's incoming president has promised to shock the country's highly regulated economy into market-based reality. But, like many Argentines, I am concerned that the touted adjustment will come at a high cost to our most economically vulnerable citizens.

Argentine Election a Setback, but Not Likely to Reverse Latin America's 21st Century Trend

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 11.25.2015 | World
Mark Weisbrot

The election of right-wing candidate Mauricio Macri as Argentina's president on Sunday, which just a few months ago was unexpected, is a setback for Argentina and for the region.

Warning Signs On The Road To 'Change' In Argentina

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 11.22.2015 | World
Mark Weisbrot

"Let's Change" is an appealing slogan, but the question is "change to what?" It seems likely from the interests that Mauricio Macri represents, and his political orientation, that Argentina's poor and working people will bear the brunt of any economic adjustment.

Follow the Money: Marco Rubio, Paul Singer, and the Argentine Connection

Jonathan Marshall | Posted 11.03.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Marshall

The New York Times broke the news that Marco Rubio just won the jackpot: the endorsement of billionaire hedge fund investor Paul Singer. But the story offered little explanation of what could prove to be a decisive turning point in the Republican primary race.

Malvinas/ Falklands: Dialogue, not Militarization

Mariana Rodriguez Pareja | Posted 06.25.2016 | World
Mariana Rodriguez Pareja

The UN Special Committee on Decolonization is meeting this week at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The Committee - known as C-24- consists of representatives of 29 countries and addresses the situation of 17 dependent territories, including Gibraltar and the Malvinas/Falklands Islands, two matters of importance to Spain and Argentina, respectively.

Whither Argentine Wine Exports?

Daniel Altman | Posted 06.16.2015 | Taste
Daniel Altman

This year, when a new government will be elected, things could well change. But at best, Argentina will draw level with Chile in the ease of exportation.

Populism Sounds Good, but It Always Ends Badly

Pierpaolo Barbieri | Posted 04.27.2015 | World
Pierpaolo Barbieri

BUENOS AIRES -- Those Europeans tempted by populist politics should see in Latin America an avoidable future: the empty shelves in Venezuela while its government finds funds to support populist party Podemos in Spain or the stagflation in Argentina that hurts the poor while the sitting vice president is twice indicted for embezzlement. These are not accidents; they are the logical consequences of authoritarian regimes that think themselves beyond reproach or term limits.

Explosive Allegations Against President Throw Argentina Into Turmoil

Reuters | Posted 04.16.2015 | World

By Richard Lough BUENOS AIRES, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Top government officials rallied behind Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez on ...

Anguish in Argentina After Prosecutor's Mysterious Death

The Huffington Post | Matt Sheehan | Posted 02.07.2015 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with leading Argentinian journal...

Argentina's President Mocks Chinese Accent In Ridiculous Tweet

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.05.2015 | World

Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner drew fierce criticism this week for a tweet mocking the Chinese accent. The president of the ...

Ex-Spy's Testimony Could Hold Key Info On Argentine Prosecutor's Death

Reuters | Posted 04.06.2015 | World

By Sarah Marsh and Richard Lough BUENOS AIRES, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Argentine investigators summoned a former spy chief for questioning o...

Why A 1994 Terror Attack Is Still Haunting Argentina Today

The Huffington Post | Matt Sheehan | Posted 02.05.2015 | World

The bombing that demolished a Jewish community center in Argentina 20 years ago has continued to leave its mark on the nation. Following the tragic at...

Economist Thomas Piketty Meets With Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 01.18.2015 | Politics

French economist Thomas Piketty met with Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner on Saturday, according to the Buenos Aires Herald. The...

Pope Francis' Plaza de Mayo Moment

Travis Knoll | Posted 01.24.2015 | Religion
Travis Knoll

Unfortunately, the Catholic progressives of today, like the left-wing Catholic guerrillas in that 1974 rally take Francis' more radical encouragements at face value. They fail to realize that they are expendable in the Pope's larger plan.

Forget About Messi, Cristina Fernandez and Mauricio Macri Are Latin America's Real Soccer Stars

Rafael Salazar | Posted 01.13.2015 | Latino Voices
Rafael Salazar

At the end of the day, we should remember that soccer fans are also voters that can not only consolidate a politician's career, but can also launch it.

Vladimir Putin, BRICS Bank and Eclipse of South American Idealism

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 11.01.2014 | Politics
Nikolas Kozloff

South American political elites seem to have jettisoned much of the high minded left idealism of past years in favor of crass economic interests. In a somewhat outlandish turn of events, Brazil has embraced Vladimir Putin, a figure who has desperately sought to end his country's political and diplomatic isolation.

Mercurial Tango: Putin's Odd Courtship of Argentina

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 09.28.2014 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

In light of the history, Argentina seems like the last country one would expect to embrace Russia and Vladimir Putin.

Learning to Lose in Argentina

Pierpaolo Barbieri | Posted 09.27.2014 | World
Pierpaolo Barbieri

From its security policy to suspicious, crony nationalizations, and down to its corrupt officials still in office, the Argentine president refuses to learn when she has lost. Without admitting defeat, ideology is left naked to face undeniable reality. Today this ideology is only useful to protect the corrupt and hide scandals. Power is never eternal, and for Kirchner it is finally running out.

The Changing Face and Gender of Latin America's Rulers

Lorena Aguilar | Posted 06.30.2014 | World
Lorena Aguilar

The struggle for gender equality and women's empowerment in Latin America has been long, difficult, and full of push backs. In some places it has been marked by violence that has led to the indiscriminate killing of women, based solely on their gender.

Argentine President Making 'Strong Recovery' After Surgery

Agence France Presse | | Posted 12.23.2013 | World

Argentine President Cristina Kirchner, who had surgery two weeks ago to remove a blood clot on her brain, is making a strong recovery, a senior govern...

Snowden Fallout: U.S. Wary of Brazilian Assertiveness in "Blue Amazon"?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 11.26.2013 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

U.S. espionage is hardly surprising in light of the high financial stakes: currently, Brazil seeks to exploit large offshore oil deposits which could utterly transform the country's economic fortunes.

Snowden Fallout: Paranoid Obama Spies on South American Friends as Well as Foes

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 07.24.2013 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

What's behind Piñera's cautious handling of the Snowden affair? Perhaps, the Chileans envy Washington's eavesdropping capabilities and want to secure greater access to the PRISM program. Or maybe, Santiago has been working with Washington all along.

In Argentina, Football as Political Weapon

Jerry Nelson | Posted 07.18.2013 | World
Jerry Nelson

Imagine Steve Kroft, 60 Minutes anchor, being a critic of President Obama. Now, imagine Obama mandating the Washington Redskins change their starting...

Argentina's Kirchner Is One Misstep Away From Calamity

Jerry Nelson | Posted 07.13.2013 | World
Jerry Nelson

Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, Argentina's president has found herself in the middle of an economic and political minefield and the map she is using has been proven to be outdated, inaccurate and explosive.