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The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank are preparing to put out their annual Latin American economic forecasts, and they won’t look pretty. Judging from what I he...(full article)

On March 24, 1976, the Argentinian military detained President Martínez de Perón and seized control of the government. Two days later, at Secretary of State Henry Kis...(full article)

Argentina’s military dictatorship organized its killings in death camps, with methods reminiscent of the Nazis’ (and many Nazis had, in fact, found asylum in Argentina ...(full article)

The international investment community is smitten with Argentina’s new president, Mauricio Macri. A wealthy businessman who was voted into office in November 2015, Macri vows...(full article)

It is a coup for Mauricio Macri, Argentina’s recently elected president, and will end the country’s long isolation from the international credit markets. Together with ...(full article)

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America's Role in Argentina's Dirty War - New York Times

A few months after a military junta overthrew President Isabel Perón of Argentina in 1976, the country’s new foreign minister, Adm. Cesar Guzzetti, told Henry Kissinge...

Argentina and the Nisman Probe - Jerusalem Post

In the 400 days since Nisman’s body was found, a combination of political corruption, infighting among branches of the judiciary and incompetence has stymied investigations....

Argentina Jumps into Emergency Mode - Jeffrey Simpson, Globe and Mail

The new Argentine government recently declared two states of emergency. The first was a normal response to severe flooding in the north of the country that has left 20,000 people h...

Chavismo Is More Dangerous in Defeat - M. Inganamort, RealClearWorld

In March 2014 elections, El Salvador's ruling left-wing party, the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front, or FMLN, fought the ascendant right-wing ARENA party to a draw,...

Two Blows Against Illiberal Democracy - Andres Velasco, Project Syndicate

The number of elected governments competing to be the world’s worst has now fallen by two. Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe remains in office, as does Hungary’s Viktor Or...

Argentina Needs to Leave Tradition Behind - Fabio Rafael Fiallo, RCW

To describe the idiosyncrasies of his fellow countrymen, the novelist Jorge Luis Borges defined the Argentinian as being "an Italian who speaks Spanish, thinks in French, and wishe...

Argentina Shreds a Pact With Iran - Karla Zabludovsky, BuzzFeed

MEXICO CITY, Mexico — Argentina’s newly sworn-in government on Monday essentially nullified a controversial agreement with Iran to jointly investigate the 1994 bombing ...

Can Argentina Appease the 'Vultures?' - Katia Porzecanski, Business Week

If Macri doesn’t appease creditors, he won’t get anything done....

Welcome to Argentine Politics, Mr. President - Mac Margolis, Bloomberg View

Macri stunned his country's politicians and delighted its investors by coming from behind to beat Fernandez's chosen successor Daniel Scioli in a November run-off. But the 56-year-...

A Wake-Up Call for Latin America's Left - Arlene Tickner, Worldcrunch

BOGOTÁ — Recent election defeats for the social-democratic Peronist candidate in Argentina, and for Bogotá's unapologetic socialist mayor, may be part of a wide...

Argentina's Fresh Start - Andres Velasco, Project Syndicate

BUENOS AIRES – For the last 99 years, the presidency of Argentina has rotated between Peronists – Juan Domingo Perón and his populist followers – and react...

Argentina's New President to Be No Friend of Venezuela - Margolis, BV

Fresh off a bruising campaign that toppled a political dynasty and split Argentina in two, incoming president Mauricio Macri was blunt at a Monday news conference. "If I said I'd d...

Can a Centrist Save Argentina? - Virginia Porcella, Daily Beast

After 12 years of rule by Nestor de Kirchner and his wife, Cristina Fernandez, Argentina welcomed a new era on Sunday with the former mayor of Buenos Aires, Mauricio Macri, winning...

Reviving Argentina - Wall Street Journal

History is replete with great nations that decline into tragic despotism and poverty, but less common is the story of national revival and renewed prosperity. The latter is the cha...

A Political Earthquake Changes Argentina - Mary Anastasia O'Grady, WSJ

The big winner in this election is political pluralism. The Kirchners entered national politics in 2003, during a period of great economic hardship. Over time they tried to replica...

Argentina's Comeback Will Be Oversold - Alejandro Rebossio, Bloomberg

With the Latin American economy as a whole shrinking for the first time since 2009, the continent could use some economic good news. Yet the fate of past market darlings should giv...

Finally a Post-Peronist Argentina? - Uki Goni, New York Times

There is the real prospect, for the first time since Argentina’s return to democracy 32 years ago, that we may have a president who is neither from the Peronist Party, which ...

Argentina's Promising Election - Bloomberg View

After a dozen years of mercurial populist rule by President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and her late husband, Nestor, Argentina's economy is up the River Plate without a paddle....

Election Hope in Argentina - Wall Street Journal

More than 60% of voters reject the Peronist candidate for president....

Latin America's Leftist Tide Ebbs - Barry Stocker, Notes on Liberty

The Argentine election was for the state president, who is head of government as well as head of state. An expected first round victory for the Peronist party (formally known as th...

Cleaning Up Argentina After Kirchner - Economist

True to her Peronist pedigree, Ms Fernández has hoarded power and suppressed dissent. She has bent the central bank to her will, muzzled the government’s statistics in...

Argentina's Election: Cleaning Up After Cristina - The Economist

FOR eight years Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has beguiled, enraged, entertained and divided Argentines. She is one of Latin America’s most popular presidents, but he...

The Persistence of Peronism - The Economist

IF YOU can’t beat them, join them. That seems to be the thinking of Mauricio Macri. On October 8th he unveiled a statue of Juan Perón, the army colonel who gave his na...

Latin America's New Era of Disenchantment - A. Oppenheimer, Miami Hld

Never again should Latin America postpone investing in quality education and infrastructure. And never again should Latin Americans believe in authoritarian leaders who scare away ...

Kirchner's Exit Revives Argentina's Hopes - Mary Anastasia O'Grady, WSJ

When Argentines go to the polls on Oct. 25 to choose a new president, it will be the first time in more than 12 years that the Kirchner name does not appear on the ballot. That fac...

South America's Perfect Economic Storm - A. Oppenheimer, Miami Herald

In recent years, when South America benefitted from record world commodity prices thanks to China’s ever-growing purchases of oil, soybeans and other raw materials, the region’...

The Lure of Patagonia - Chris Woolston, Afar

As the sun starts to set, and the sharp heat of the day finally fades, we pull up to the lodge, a former country mercantile that Marcos’s parents converted into a bed-and bre...

The Showdown for the Casa Rosada Begins - Kevin Lees, Suffragio

On August 9, Argentine voters will take part in a compulsory open primary — the dress rehearsal for the general election set for late October....

Why Greece Isn't Argentina - Andres Oppenheimer, Miami Herald

But Greece can’t expect to benefit from the same external headwinds that helped Argentina emerge from its 2001 default. There is an odd chance that Greece could be rescued by...

Argentina Learns to Love Fracking - Walter Russell Mead, American Interest

Vaca Muerta promises to be a game changer at the local, national, regional, and global level....

FIFA Go Home! - Frida Ghitis, World Politics Review

The U.S. case against soccer corruption has hit Latin America at precisely the right moment, in precisely the right area. The region is as receptive as it has ever been on the need...

Yet Another Unsolved Mystery in Argentina - M. Margolis, Bloomberg View

On Jan. 18, Argentine star prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found dead, with a bullet wound to his head, in a pool of blood on the bathroom floor of his apartment in an upscale Buenos...

The Falklands Are British, and That's That - The Commentator

The deluded neo-imperialists in Argentina have no claim whatsoever to the Falklands. Their bizarre behaviour over oil finds should be met with a very big raspberry blown right in t...

Argentina, the Drug Trade's Quiet Link - Jorge Ossona, Clarin

BUENOS AIRES - Whether it's poor kids sniffing coca paste, or middle class and wealthy youth indulging in refined cocaine, these are the hapless end users in a continental drug cha...

UK-Argentina Tensions Rise over Falklands - Harvey Morris, Time

U.K increases defense spending on islands in response to Argentina's military investment....

Argentina's Crises Demand More Than Words - Mac Margolis, Bloomberg

For anyone despairing of finding an escape route for Argentina's gathering economic and political crises, President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has a strategy: talk.  After...

Kirchneristas Subsist on Conspiracies - M Margolis, Bloomberg View

For Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, the hits keep on coming. Less than a month after special prosecutor Alberto Nisman accused her of trying to scuttle his inve...

Greece Is no Argentina - Nicolas Creus & Esteban Actis, RealClearWorld

Tsipras and other Syriza members have highlighted Argentina as a viable model for undertaking the difficult task of negotiating with creditors. Argentina at the end of the 20th Cen...

What Cuba Has Cost the World - Carlos Alberto Montaner, RealClearWorld

Cuban leader Raul Castro has presented to U.S. President Barack Obama a set of conditions to re-establish diplomatic relations. Among those conditions, Castro demands compensation ...

Slain Prosecutor Had a Warrant for Argentine Pres - A. Chandler, Atlantic

The fallout from the extremely suspicious death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman last month reached a new peak on Tuesday as it was reported that arrest warrants for both Arg...

Argentine Jews Alarmed Over Prosecutor's Death - Guardian

The posters which appeared this week on the walls of the Villa Crespo neighbourhood of Argentina’s capital had a chilling message. “A good Jew is a dead Jew. Nisman was...

Argentina's Kirchner too Often Plays Victim - Uta Thofern, Worldcrunch

Political drama may have once served Argentine President Kirchner, but now national debt, corruption and the suspicious death of a prosecutor are turning the people against her....

Argentina's Loss of Intelligence - Bloomberg View

No one familiar with the ugly history of Argentina’s intelligence services would argue against its reform. Yet few would have chosen President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner ...

Cry for Argentina - Clifford May, Washington Times

“When heads of state become gangsters, something has to be done.” Winston Churchill said that. It’s a proposition not many people nowadays endorse. Fewer still ta...

Free Press Flees Argentina - Mac Margolis, Bloomberg View

When Damian Pachter left the newsroom of the Buenos Aires Herald last Friday, he might have headed to a taberna for a glass of Malbec and a round of kudos. Instead, the reporter wh...

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