Fear, uncertainty, doubt
14-05-2022 00:01 A paradigm shift for Argentina, global geopolitics, and cryptocurrencies.
14-05-2022 00:01 A paradigm shift for Argentina, global geopolitics, and cryptocurrencies.
14-05-2022 00:01 Today’s anniversary is nowhere in the current agenda with plenty of issues to absorb our attention, yet stopping to recall the Menem years would not go amiss.
14-05-2022 00:01 As well as objecting stridently to Alberto’s willingness to come to terms with the International Monetary Fund, Cristina and her supporters are trying to undermine what authority he has by insidiously questioning his government’s right to exist at all.
11-05-2022 23:35 Government turns to capital-control loopholes and tax breaks, eyeing export boost as neighbours look to raise mine taxes.
07-05-2022 00:19 There’s a civil war raging between President Alberto Fernández and his second-in-command, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner – and said conflict is tearing the ruling coalition apart at the seams.
07-05-2022 00:16 Why the outspoken liberal economist is growing at the expense of traditional politicians. Social network populism, hatred towards the state and a not-so discreet charm. The hidden keys of his biography.
07-05-2022 00:02 Much as many dislike the idea, elected politicians have to take full responsibility for managing the country’s economy.
07-05-2022 00:01 Some local pollsters and overseas media already tip Javier Milei as a presidential dark horse, but does his support extend beyond an echo chamber for anti-system politics?
30-04-2022 15:12 The rush for resources to build the new energy infrastructure is only a temporary problem.
30-04-2022 01:21 Not only Argentina but most other countries have to decide if it would be better for them to cultivate their relations with what could soon be the top superpower, or to assume that the US will recover from its self-inflicted internal woes.
30-04-2022 01:17 Musk claims his intention is to guard Twitter’s role as “the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated” by protecting free speech. To do that he decided to buy the company for some US$44 billion and take it private.
29-04-2022 17:03 Phobias against independent justice are far from being a uniquely Kirchnerite vice.
23-04-2022 00:02 Cristina’s legal difficulties have dominated Argentine politics for many years. No doubt they will continue to do so for some time to come.
23-04-2022 00:01 The problem with Google and Faebook sucking the air out of the digital advertising market is that it has seriously deteriorated the quality of journalism worldwide.
23-04-2022 00:01 In proposing to milk any commodity price bonanza arising from the Ukraine war without offering anything to recoup losses, the government is blatantly applying a “heads I win, tails you lose” logic.
22-04-2022 23:51 Conflict erupts after Supreme Court orders restoration of Council of Magistrates, body that oversees hiring and firing of judges; Vice-President Fernández de Kirchner reacts by splitting Senate caucus as ruling coalition eyes expansion for nation’s top court.
22-04-2022 14:26 Results themselves do not appear to be at the core of Boca's malaise. In the Xeneize's case it seems to be a case of lacking both style and substance.
22-04-2022 01:14 President Alberto Fernández's government is speeding up construction of the Néstor Kirchner pipeline. If all goes well, it would be ready for the second half of 2023, but in the meantime, Argentina will spend at least two winters importing gas.
21-04-2022 14:54 Experts critique new tax announced by President Alberto Fernández and Economy Minister Martín Guzmán and highlight reasons for new bonus payment.
16-04-2022 00:02 The most memorable Easter would undoubtedly be 1987 – rocked by Aldo Rico’s Campo de Mayo carapintada Army mutiny.
15-04-2022 20:19 Tensions in ruling coalition and runaway price hikes pose difficult questions for minister ahead of trip to Washington.
15-04-2022 12:03 Some in Juntos por el Cambio want the former president to step aside, though all the coalition’s key leaders recognise they will need him for the 2023 election. The former president has reached a peace accord with Horacio Rodríguez Larreta but it’s daggers drawn with Gerardo Morales – what is Mauricio Macri’s place in the grand scheme of things?
15-04-2022 01:40 The civil war between the Albertistas and Kirchneristas has paralysed Argentina’s political agenda.
15-04-2022 00:07 Attitudes towards the war being fought in Ukraine have excited those who, not that long ago, were on the defensive because they feared that the West really was a busted flush.
14-04-2022 15:56 After a week full of intrigue, calls for a Cabinet reshuffle are being stepped up. Rumours swirl that changes are being lined up for after Easter, with the names of Roberto Feletti and Matías Kulfas resounding the most among those in the know.
13-04-2022 21:07 Consumer prices in Argentina rose 6.7% in March, up 55.1% over past year; Rift between top two political leaders hampers inflation fight.
08-04-2022 23:30 Inflation has now become the key battleground for an embattled government that was naïve enough to declare a war against it as the world observes the brutal showdown between Russia and Ukraine.
08-04-2022 23:27 Unless the politicians who are currently in opposition come up with a realistic recovery plan and acquire the power and authority to carry it through, the future could be far worse than even the most pessimistic dare to imagine.
08-04-2022 23:25 Vaccines against the coronavirus pandemic were discovered within a year but antibodies against inflation are still being sought after almost eight decades.
07-04-2022 22:05 War, the energy transition, severe weather and surging demand are creating a period of upheaval that is tightening natural gas supply like never before.
05-04-2022 12:26 Officials in the ruling Frente de Todos coalition disagree on the best strategy for tackling this crucial battle.
01-04-2022 21:47 Plenty of scenarios have been circulating over the past several weeks as the ruling Frente de Todos coalition endures an internal civil war between Kirchneristas and Albertistas.
01-04-2022 19:31 Strictly speaking, the 1982 war does not warrant inclusion in this series of columns relating current topics to newsroom memories but hopefully today’s special anniversary allows me to cheat.
01-04-2022 19:24 For a politician like Sergio Massa, the government is merely a vehicle he boarded because he thought it would take him towards his chosen destination.
01-04-2022 16:39 The Albiceleste is united, playing spectacular football at times and by all accounts having a great time doing it, and that is the sentiment that must be transmitted from here until the World Cup itself.
29-03-2022 17:14 Economic activity in January fell 0.5% from the previous month; Results signal a slowdown in growth ahead of finalising of IMF debt deal.
28-03-2022 13:10 Despite huge shale-gas deposits, Argentina is competing for shipments of liquefied natural gas – its timing could scarcely be worse, as prices have skyrocketed.
25-03-2022 20:57 There are thousands of souls left to God’s mercy in Ukraine.
25-03-2022 16:40 The International Monetary Fund has approved Argentina’s US$45-billion agreement, the final step to cement a deal that’s already facing economic and political challenges.
25-03-2022 11:48 Caf is to international relations what decaf is to coffee.
25-03-2022 11:08 Is Russia so different from the US and Western European countries that she will be able to shrug off the deaths of well over 10,000 soldiers after just one month’s fighting in Ukraine without their relatives demanding an honest explanation?
19-03-2022 19:16 Argentina's government is once again meddling in export markets, this time as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukrain.
18-03-2022 21:14 Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero's use of the English language comes under the spotlight.
18-03-2022 21:04 The phrase “shock horror” might belong to the cheapest style of tabloid headline writing, yet 30 years on from the 1992 bombing of the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires, I find no better way of describing my reaction.
18-03-2022 21:00 In a country with a long history of uncontrollable price increases – including several bouts of hyperinflation – the last three administrations have failed miserably at controlling runaway price rises.
18-03-2022 08:08 President Alberto Fernández needs the votes of opposition legislators because he can no longer rely on those who obey the whims of Vice-President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.
16-03-2022 21:13 When trying to explain why we fail as a country, look no further than the Vaca Muerta debacle.
11-03-2022 11:30 Fossil fuels are back in fashion. Western leaders are now searching frantically for exploitable oil and gas deposits that are beyond Putin’s reach.
10-03-2022 16:06 The president of the Russian Federation dreams of restoring the empire of yesteryear with himself as the new czar.
10-03-2022 00:50 The transition to green fuels is more relevant than ever to reduce dependence on Russian hydrocarbons.
04-03-2022 23:21 The fall of the Soviet Union and the end of modernism made us believe that mass warfare was no longer possible in ‘civilised’ places like Europe and the United States, where the major physical threat came from terrorism and global warming. Putin’s invasion has also laid that paradigm to rest.
04-03-2022 22:28 Social media companies are better prepared to crack down on Russian propaganda, moving more quickly at the request of multiple governments and the EU.
04-03-2022 18:27 Argentina’s government publishes detailed plan for reducing country's fiscal deficit and Central Bank financing as part of its pending US$45-billion deal with the International Monetary Fund.
04-03-2022 12:38 If he still imagines he can turn those Ukrainians who survive his ferocious onslaught into patriotic Russians, Vladimir Putin is surely mistaken.
03-03-2022 21:02 Staff-level accord, which includes commitments to narrow fiscal deficit and money-printing while unwinding energy subsidies, will seek to address “persistent” high inflation and public finances.
25-02-2022 18:00 The lyrics of ‘Stand by me,’ the song made famous by Ben E. King in 1961, sum up the message from Alberto Fernández and Martín Guzmán to the IMF.
25-02-2022 13:55 Macri will probably turn out to be the last president who tried – and in some measure succeeded – to exercise absolute power. And Alberto Fernández will probably be the first president of a saga where nobody will again exercise power as in the past.
25-02-2022 13:30 Over the centuries some very important things have hardly changed at all. As in ancient times, the strong continue to prey on the weak when they think they can get away with it.
25-02-2022 00:02 Russian leader has repeatedly called into question the idea of distinct Ukrainian identity and statehood; Observers say desire for revenge deepened as NATO and the EU expanded into countries once dominated by Moscow.
24-02-2022 10:56 Russian President Vladimir Putin has sparked one of the biggest security crises in Europe since World War II by invading Ukraine.
23-02-2022 17:41 Argentina’s economy capped a strong second half of growth as it emerged from a long recession last year.
23-02-2022 17:24 As the International Monetary Fund staff and Argentina advance on talks for a new agreement, the lender’s board is closely following whether the country meets four key criteria that would allow it to receive a large loan.
18-02-2022 22:54 Sergio Agüero sparks debate and anger on social networks after he questions the national government’s ‘wealth tax’ on large fortunes.
18-02-2022 22:38 Seven out of every 10 Latin Americans are in favour of greater integration, according to a new Inter-American Development Bank survey.
18-02-2022 22:00 Cristina evidently fears that the austerity programme the government will have to press on with no matter what happens in the coming weeks will cost her the support of the millions of men and women who still kid themselves that she is on their side.
18-02-2022 20:31 River and Boca bounce back after hiccups, 'Pulga' shines again and trouble in the stands… just another day at the office for this most unpredictable, chaotic, infuriating and enchanting of leagues.
18-02-2022 18:52 Crucial factors come into play next month. Soaring inflation, strained reserves, debate over the IMF deal and public-service tariffs are making March into a pressure cooker.
12-02-2022 09:47 Never attempting to share the fame won by her husband Robert Cox as the Buenos Aires Herald editor defending human rights against the 1976-1983 military dictatorship, Maud Daverio de Cox has forged her own career as an author.
12-02-2022 09:32 Alberto’s willingness to kowtow to Xi and heap praise on the Chinese Communist regime was by no means as ridiculous as some seem to think, but he could hardly have chosen a worse time in which to cold-shoulder the United States.