opinion and analysis

ELECTION 2019

Political FOMO

As Macri seeks to woo the middle class with price controls, he could attempt to seduce the “círculo rojo” by pledging to make Larreta his Cabinet Chief in 2020?

Saturday 20 April, 2019

ELECTIONS 2019: CAMPAIGN WATCH

Can the art of the message save Macri?

After months of repeating that his way of marketdriven austerity was the only way forward, President Mauricio Macri and his government have now resorted to the short-term, heterodox economic patchwork fixes it has often decried as populist flimflam. Why?

Saturday 20 April, 2019

ELECTION 2019: SAN JUAN

Apostles or baptists?

Current (if disputed) Justicialist Party chairman José Luis Gioja kept a firm grip on the Lower House deputies during his three terms as San Juan governor between 2003 and 2015 but today only Daniela Castro remains with him in the Victory Front caucus.

Saturday 13 April, 2019

EDITORIAL

Editorial: Third way? Or just third rate?

Current political analysis is making it very clear what the electorate does not want – perhaps it is time to start spelling out what it does want, both within and beyond the definitions of the electoral alternatives.

Saturday 6 April, 2019

ELECTION 2019: JUJUY

White gold and other miracles

Jujuy has a historic claim to uniqueness in being the only Argentine province not belonging to either the original 13 United Provinces of the River Plate in 1810 or to the clusters of northern and Patagonian territories promoted in 1955 – it formally separated from Salta in 1834.

Saturday 30 March, 2019

ELECTION 2019: FORMOSA

This Formosa is no Taiwan

The national representation consists of three senators (José Mayans and María González for the Victory Front and Radical Luis Naidenoff) and five deputies (Luis Basterra, Ramiro Fernández Patri and Inés Beatriz ‘Betty’Lotto for the Victory Front against the Radicals Mario Arce and Martín Hernández).

Saturday 23 March, 2019

ELECTION 2019: CHUBUT

Welsh rarebit

Chubut will be holding its PASO primaries tomorrow, prior to the provincial elections on May 19. Given that its Patagonian neighbour Neuquén voted last Sunday, any lessons there?

Saturday 16 March, 2019

ELECTION 2019: NEUQUEN

What’s in a palindrome?

All the main protagonists in a three-cornered gubernatorial race (which will not necessarily translate into a 30/30/30 result) are committed to the continuity of Vaca Muerta fracking but it is also necessary to read between the lines.

Saturday 9 March, 2019

ELECTION TIME NEARS

Who, really, could run the country?

Papers were clearly associated with sections of society and offered the possibility of measured thought and sometimes even pointed to interesting candidates for the future.

Saturday 2 March, 2019

Op-Ed