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Argentina Learns to Love Fracking

Walter Russell Mead, American Interest

FIFA Go Home!

Frida Ghitis, World Politics Review

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

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...(full article)

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...(full article)

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...(full article)

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...(full article)

Most Recent Articles

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...

A Very Argentinian Mystery - Jon Lee Anderson, New Yorker

On Sunday, January 18th, Natalio Alberto Nisman, a fifty-one-year-old federal prosecutor, was found shot dead inside his locked Buenos Aires apartment. There was a gun nearby, and ...

Ignoring Iran's Evildoing - Benny Avni, New York Post

All of a sudden Iran’s all over the news — and not in a good way....

The Evidence that Argentina Helped Shield Iran - Gilbert & Romero, NYT

BUENOS AIRES — Intercepted conversations between representatives of the Iranian and Argentine governments point to a long pattern of secret negotiations to reach a deal in which ...

Argentina's Murder Mystery - Mac Margolis, Bloomberg View

Alberto Nisman had a reputation as an independent and fearless prosecutor. That’s one reason why in 2004 President Nestor Kirchner assigned him to look into the deadly 1994 b...

The Collapse of Latin American Populism - L. Gonzales, America Economia

Evidence shows that macroeconomic populism is unstable despite advances in the "good years," perhaps because of its exclusively short-term focus. Both these countries need institut...

A Year for Reform in Latin America - Daniel Zovatto, Brookings Institution

Latin America is starting off 2015 with a clear economic slowdown. The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) projects a modest recovery (2....

Could War Soon Return to the Falklands? - Michael Rubin, Commentary

In 1982, Argentina, beset by its own economic woes and looking for a way to rally its people around the flag, launched a surprise attack on the Falkland Islands, a British crown co...

China Is the New Bretton Woods - William Pesek, Bloomberg View

Thanks to China, Christine Lagarde of the International Monetary Fund, Jim Yong Kim of the World Bank and Takehiko Nakao of the Asian Development Bank may no longer have much meani...

The Sudden Slowdown of Latin America's Economies - Economist

It was great while it lasted. In a golden period from 2003 to 2010 Latin America’s economies grew at an annual average rate of close to 5%, wages rose and unemployment fell, ...

The Argentines Who Speak Welsh - E Wyn James, BBC

Nearly 150 years ago a group of intrepid Welsh settlers headed to Patagonia in South America....

Argentina's Contempt for Its Citizens - Bloomberg

Since the country was largely cut off from international capital markets following its default in July, the government of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner - never a paragon...

Scottish Lessons for the Falklands - Fernando Petrella, Worldcrunch

Happily, none of the separatist movements of the past or present, whether peaceful or traumatic, is essentially similar to the dispute over the Falklands. But we should nevertheles...

Why Argentina Shouldn't Move Its Capital - Filipe Campante, NYT

WHILE the threat of another default still looms in Argentina, the country has made headlines for another reason: A growing number of its leaders, including President Cristina Fern&...

Argentina's Griesafault - Joseph Stiglitz & Martin Guzman, Project Syndicate

It was the first time in history that a country was willing and able to pay its creditors, but was blocked by a judge from doing so. The media called it a default by Argentina, but...

Why Argentina's Default Is a Good Thing - John Weeks, The Conversation

Unless you just returned from holiday in some ultra-remote region lacking newspapers, television or internet access (is there such a place?), you will be aware the government of Ar...

Argentina Defaults: Eighth Time's the Charm? - The Economist

ARGENTINA’S first bond, issued in 1824, was supposed to have a lifespan of 46 years. Less than four years later, the government defaulted. Resolving the ensuing stand-off wit...

Argentina Is Less than Two Weeks from Default - The Economist

The prevailing assumption is that a deal will be done. But the clock is ticking, and Argentine behaviour since the Supreme Court decision has been erratic, to put it mildly. Presid...

How to Tame Argentina's Debt Vultures - Mac Margolis, Bloomberg View

What lender in sound mind would agree to renegotiate debt for a troubled nation knowing that some raptor in suspenders, with clever lawyers, could invalidate the whole deal in cour...

World Cup Final: Pope Francis vs. Pope Benedict - Barbie Nadeau, DB

It’s being called a “holy war” with both World Cup finalists hoping for a divine intervention from Rome. But when Argentina and Germany face each other for the Wo...

The New Squeeze on Argentina - Japan Times

It is difficult not to sympathize with the government of Argentina. It says it does not wish to default on its debt, but it is being squeezed by two sets of forces: Argentine domes...

Defend Argentina from the Vultures - Martin Wolf, Financial Times

I am no lawyer, but to me the idea of equal treatment means treating like cases in the same way. Yet creditors who have accepted exchanges and holdouts are not like cases. To force...

Pope's Silent Diplomacy in Argentina - Andres Oppenheimer, Miami Herald

The pope needs Argentina to be in peace, because he could hardly gain credibility as a major player in much thornier conflicts in the Middle East and other world hot spots if he co...

Which Path Will Brazil Choose? - Jaime Daremblum, RealClearWorld

When Latin America's most-populous nation was awarded the 2014 World Cup back in 2007, it was enjoying strong economic growth and being celebrated as a potential superpower. Brazil...

Why Argentina Struggles for a Lifeline - Jaime Daremblum, Weekly Stand.

Ever since Argentina’s historic 2001–02 default—which followed prior defaults in 1989 and 1982—it has effectively been frozen out of global capital markets. It still owes t...

Cry for Me, Argentina - Roger Cohen, New York Times

In psychological terms — and Buenos Aires is packed with folks on couches pouring out their anguish to psychotherapists — Argentina is the child among nations that neve...

Elliott vs Argentina: 3 Possible Resolutions - Felix Salmon, Reuters

Argentina, as everybody knew it would, has gone to the Supreme Court to appeal the bad (and ignoble) ruling against the country by New York’s Second Circuit. The most likely ...

Argentina's Downward Spiral - Jaime Daremblum, RealClearWorld

Since the early 2000s, tens of millions of people have emerged from poverty in Brazil and Peru; Colombia has transformed itself from a potential failed state into a fast-growing ec...

The Parable of Argentina: 100 Years of Decline - The Economist

A CENTURY ago, when Harrods decided to set up its first overseas emporium, it chose Buenos Aires. In 1914 Argentina stood out as the country of the future. Its economy had grown fa...

Argentina's 'Victorious Decade' Ends with Bust - Tom Hennigan, IT

In 2011, at the height of the euro crisis, Argentina’s president Cristina Kirchner liked to boast that her government’s unorthodox economic model was being studied by those loo...

Latin America's Feeble Economies Break - The Economist

Latin America’s weakest economies are reaching breaking-point....

Latin America's Downward Spiral? - Andres Oppenheimer, Miami Herald

A joke making the rounds in Latin American business circles says Brazil is looking increasingly like Argentina, Argentina is looking increasingly like Venezuela, and Venezuela is l...

Blaming Peronism for All That Ails Argentina - Susana Decibe, Clarin

We seem to find it hard to link the state's shortcomings to corruption or lack of accountability. Without an exemplary administration, nations do not evolve, and ours seems increas...

Francis: The Top Latin American Story of 2013 - Tim Padgett, Miami Hld

The fact that Francis is the first pope from the New World is only half the reason. What matters more is that he’s actually made the title “First Pope From The Americas...

Biggest Losers of 2013 - Walter Russell Mead, The American Interest

What a difference a year makes. The US has been forced to pivot back to the Middle East, and not because things were going well. Al Qaeda is back, having successfully morphed from ...

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