Macri rides protest wave
17-10-2020 09:28 Protesting is a right. Trying to figure out the significance of a specific protest is another matter.
17-10-2020 09:28 Protesting is a right. Trying to figure out the significance of a specific protest is another matter.
17-10-2020 09:23 Though militant Kirchnerites and their leftist allies may be every bit as strident as members of the woke brigades who enjoy ruining the careers of those who do not share all their views, here in Argentina their foes, veterans of decades of on intellectual conflict, are proving to be less easy to cow.
17-10-2020 09:15 I think many people must have had a journey of discovery thanks to the quarantine. I have had many glorious awakenings to fascinating people, places and subjects while looking up the most prosaic things.
17-10-2020 09:05 At an extremely troublesome moment for the world, Argentina is engaging in ridiculous self-inflicted shocks of uncertainty.
17-10-2020 08:57 The visit of a mission team from the International Monetary Fund has begun a new chapter for Argentina and its deteriorating economy. Sergio Chodos, Executive Director for the Southern Cone at the IMF and the official perhaps closest to Economy Minister Martín Guzmán, says the government is seeking an agreement with the Fund, in order not to depend on it any longer.
17-10-2020 08:44 Ahead of today’s historic 75th Peronist Loyalty Day, the movement’s various strands seem more concerned with jostling for space than making the most of a historic opportunity to overcome polarisation.
17-10-2020 08:38 Today, on Peronist Loyalty Day, Alberto Fernández will be offered the chairmanship of the Partido Justicialista, in a bid to boost his presidency. Unity, however, may not last long, with infighting a problem for his Frente de Todos coalition.
14-10-2020 16:29 Every crisis in Argentina has its own soundtrack. The coronavirus pandemic gave us the sound of silence.
11-10-2020 09:18 A month after finalising historic “zoom” debt restructurings, Argentina and Ecuador find themselves on starkly different paths toward economic and financial improvements.
10-10-2020 10:21 Like many others, the Kirchnerites put their own ideological hang-ups first and human rights a long way second.
10-10-2020 09:27 It’s too early to tell if this stress will snowball into a breakdown leading to, say, a sweeping Cabinet reshuffle sponsored by the Kirchnerites, forcing out members of the president's inner circle.
10-10-2020 09:07 It doesn’t really matter whether Cristina is calling the shots, whether her henchmen are acting independently, or if Alberto is acting out of his own accord, trying to please his vice-president and keep his coalition united. The end result is the same: increased uncertainty, which ultimately feeds Argentina’s risk thermometer: the dollar-peso exchange rate.
09-10-2020 01:12 The stands were silent at the La Bombonera on Thursday night and Lionel Messi and Co responded with a suitably muted performance against Ecuador.
07-10-2020 16:12 Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro's populist push already has some investors smelling fiscal disaster.
03-10-2020 09:49 These are busy days for the Supreme Court, which is caught in the middle of the fierce political polarisation that has dominated Argentine politics since the rise of Kirchnerismo in 2003.
03-10-2020 08:48 If, as seems to be the case, the “debate” between Trump and Biden faithfully reflected the mood of many in the United States today, the world’s most powerful country is undergoing a mental breakdown.
03-10-2020 08:40 The largest threat for Google and Facebook, and Big Tech in general, is regulation.
26-09-2020 10:19 While it may seem unlikely, a global pandemic can sometimes be an opportunity. This seems to be the case for Juan Guaidó.
26-09-2020 10:15 Will this relentless agitation unleash the kind of volatility that rattles the very standing of the government, less than a year after winning the elections?
26-09-2020 09:13 There are at least two major elements to conducting public policy: the construction and execution of successful strategic plans and their communication, in order to generate the correct expectations.
26-09-2020 08:58 The desperate attempts that are being made to keep the dollar out of arm’s reach are bound to prove counterproductive; it is the government’s way of inadvertently warning people that, yet again, the economy is going under.
19-09-2020 10:13 Former president returns to prominence with scathing La Nación column. Sources close to the PRO leader describe his view of Cristina, Alberto and the opposition coalition.
19-09-2020 10:01 Argentina has long been in the hands of individuals who reach power by attributing the country’s woes to the stupidity of their political rivals, but who once in office do not have the slightest idea of how to improve matters.
19-09-2020 09:51 Argentina’s exasperating affair with the dollar is a recurring issue.
19-09-2020 09:44 Cristina’s old agenda – the one that expired in 2015 with her last presidential mandate – appears to be back on the table.
12-09-2020 10:30 People the world over are getting more irascible by the day, and the unease so many feel is making governments everywhere nervous.
12-09-2020 10:18 Fifteen years after the death of Simon Wiesenthal, Dr. Ariel Gelblung explains why the Holocaust survivor and Nazi hunter remains a beacon of inspiration in these troubled times.
12-09-2020 09:58 There’s no better time than now for Grupo Perfil to launch a paywall – here’s why we’ve taken that decision.
12-09-2020 09:43 The reasons for the protest? We can divide them into two main categories: institutional and political.
12-09-2020 08:54 Anyone familiar with Argentina knows that it is a land of political agitation and volatility. Protests are nothing new, but a full-blown police mutiny over pay and working conditions is relatively rare.
05-09-2020 10:29 Analysts praise government's debt restructuring deal, but say rebuilding the economy and generating confidence with markets will be a tougher task.
05-09-2020 09:39 Alberto and the people surrounding him are determined to solve the country’s socioeconomic problems by levelling down, taking as much as they can from the more productive parts of society and giving it to the millions who rely on handouts.
05-09-2020 09:34 Wth Boca's first match against Paraguay’s Libertad less than two weeks away, serious doubts have emerged over how the club will be able to fulfil their fixtures.
05-09-2020 09:26 The early days of the Covid-19 outbreak generated unparalleled collaboration between Frente de Todos and Juntos por el Cambio. Are we past the point of no return?
05-09-2020 09:15 Monday was a big day for Alberto Fernández’s Peronist government, as it heralded its debt deal with foreign creditors. But the joy lasted only a day and celebrations were all but buried by news in Congress.
01-09-2020 09:45 With little aptitude for reforms and even less for leadership, Bolsonaro has addressed the ravages of the pandemic by turning to the oldest Latin American expedient: government cash.
31-08-2020 22:54 Investors are caught between relief over Argentina’s debt deal and concern over the grim economic reality facing the country.
29-08-2020 10:04 Military rule may no longer be an alternative, but chaos most certainly is.
29-08-2020 09:14 In Salta Province, we are one of 164 travel agencies; there are 530 hotels and more than 1,200 bars and restaurants, many of whom rely on free-spending holidaymakers to improve their profit margins.
29-08-2020 08:46 Military coups are a thing of the past, but presidents struggling to finish their mandates are not.
29-08-2020 08:28 The lack of social contact, confinement, and a current state of alert given protracted panic is causing anxiety and cognitively wearing down our population, making the future recovery even more uncertain.
24-08-2020 07:00 Hugo Sigman is a low-profile businessman from the pharmaceutical industry, who is also one of Argentina's richest individuals. He also produces films, collects art and now his firm is to co-produce the Oxford-AstaZenaca vaccine with Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim.
22-08-2020 10:25 ‘Jorge’ kept this incredible adventure a secret for more than 30 years.
22-08-2020 10:10 The uproar surrounding the court system reform is another test of the national government's resolve.
22-08-2020 09:58 These days demonstrators are well-behaved men and women who wear facemasks not for fear of getting recognised by the cops, but because they have no desire to get infected by the coronavirus.
22-08-2020 09:06 Pundits indicate that both coalitions are suffering from extreme tension, and the real question is how long will the acting leaders of each space last until either their will is dominated by the hawks or the groups balkanise.
20-08-2020 22:25 The men from Viamonte have done it again: just when you thought they couldn’t mess up the national game anymore, they’ve created another monstrosity, rendering a host of already played matches irrelevant in the process.
19-08-2020 23:14 We have shown that we can work remotely, responsibly and productively. But is being productive all that work is about?
15-08-2020 10:37 A guide to undering Argentina’s incomparable decline and what can we learn from the shortcomings of the Macri administration’s reforms.
15-08-2020 10:08 It is no longer enough for governments to concentrate solely on trying to block the spread of the virus. They are also expected to keep the economy moving and to worry about the long-term effects the prolonged lockdowns are certain to have on people’s lives.
15-08-2020 09:59 What’s troubling, and could mark a complete breaking point between the ruling coalition and the opposition, is the president’s judicial reform bill.
15-08-2020 09:44 It's difficult to gain any kind of momentum during a pandemic. Yet there are some signs the government is regaining the initiative.
13-08-2020 00:38 Kelsy Kretschmer, associate professor of sociology at Oregon State University, explains why the Wall of Moms protest group attracted so much attention in the coverage of the Black Lives Matter protests in Portland, and how the group draws on a long tradition of mothers’ movements around the world.
10-08-2020 15:50 Many analysts foresee the IMF agreeing to reschedule the loan to its biggest debtor. Nonetheless, the Fund’s imprimatur will come with conditions.
10-08-2020 09:25 The poorest workers and households in the region shoulder an inequitable share of the cost of ramshackle transportation, dirty water, serial power outages and patchy communications. Throw in the coronavirus pandemic, and the plight of those at the bottom is even more dire.
08-08-2020 09:51 The technology that provides people with the equivalent of dozens of huge libraries is certainly marvellous, but only those who have already been fairly well educated are able to benefit from having the accumulated wisdom of humankind there at their fingertips.
08-08-2020 09:07 It’s unclear whether Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is aware or not, but a silent culture war is being fought in the digital theatre. Wikipedia is one of the main battlegrounds.
08-08-2020 08:44 The ultimate question is if this agreement will spare Argentina the ordeal of holdout bondholders – Guzmán will have conjured a miracle if there are none to worry about once this deal is done.
01-08-2020 10:18 Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Apple have become some of the most powerful organisations in the world – and the global coronavirus pandemic has only made their dominant position even stronger.
01-08-2020 10:10 In Argentina, where many think all politicians are crooks, millions are more than happy to vote for individuals they know have always been on the take and who, if elected, will continue to put their personal business interests before anything to do with the welfare of their compatriots.
01-08-2020 10:04 The judicial reform bill will truly test the ruling coalition's capacity for the first time since President Fernández took office late last year.
01-08-2020 08:58 US political scientist and international relations scholar with the University of Chicago, one of the first to sound the alarm about the rise of Beijing, warns the Sino-American rivalry could reach Latin America.
29-07-2020 15:55 Latin America is already confronting a public health calamity, an unprecedented economic collapse and incipient social unrest. The last thing it needs is a refugee crisis, as well.
25-07-2020 10:14 The 'Forbes' list generates all sorts of mixed emotions, from admiration to jealousy and contempt.
25-07-2020 09:45 Macri’s experience suggests that Alberto’s chances of convincing the moneymen that it would be in their interest to lend Argentina a hand right now are close to zero.
25-07-2020 08:20 By shunning “plans” Fernández is emulating his former boss, late former president Néstor Kirchner, who preferred to deal with issues as they came along without committing to a plan that could be easily derided.
19-07-2020 23:53 Klaus Stohr has urged governments for many years to prepare for the grim possibility of a pandemic. And he paints a sobering picture of what lies ahead.
18-07-2020 10:22 Is it possible to build a unity government with this level of internal aggression, and with Cristina as the major power broker within your leading coalition?
18-07-2020 09:55 Extinction is staring many communities in the face, yet few find the thought that all they presumably value could be about to die at all disturbing.