'Argentina, 1985' revisited
15-11-2022 17:56 Historic Buenos Aires cafe and cake shop on Calle Suipacha, originally founded by a Spanish merchant in 1912, closed its doors in 2016. Six years on, with restored French chandeliers, Italian furniture and stained glass windows, among other period treasures, the venue re-opens its doors.
29-10-2022 10:26 Veteran sports journalist Rex Gowar chronicles half a century of the Argentina men’s national rugby team, from amateur origins and turning professional to pandemic complications and improving World Cup performances, in his latest book.
22-10-2022 06:33 Since a moving picture can also be worth a thousand words, this week's column will leave the trial to the film and instead try to fill out the context of that year 1985.
15-10-2022 06:26 With the exits of Gómez Alcorta and Moroni in the first half of this month, President Fernández has now parted company with fully three-quarters of his original 20-strong Cabinet.
30-09-2022 14:43 The press never tires of reminding us of Bolsonaro’s appalling record with the coronavirus pandemic and Amazon deforestation among other disasters, but the rightist runs into terminal problems even accepting his own premises.
03-09-2022 15:41 If the question of why Argentina should wish to join BRICS is extremely valid, so is the question of why BRICS should want to have us.
25-08-2022 16:43 The heart of Emperor Pedro I, who brought Brazil independence, continues its tour through the South American nation, accompanied by gaudy celebrations. Critics have likened Bolsonaro's heart pageantry as reminiscent of Brazil's 1964-1985 military dictatorship.
14-07-2022 13:08 Peruvian officials search for tourists who damaged ancient hillside carving, the 2,500 year-old Paracas Candelabra.
02-07-2022 07:00 Few keywords have been more constant throughout my 34 years of newsroom experience than “crisis.”
17-06-2022 09:23 The capital’s historic centre is going through some urban renewal in a bid to rescue its weary core from the ravages of the pandemic.
03-06-2022 11:01 Argentina’s past might herald Colombia’s present, which might in turn offer clues for our future.
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.
13-05-2022 16:51 Traditional Mercado de Liniers cattle market, in the heart of Buenos Aires, finally closes its doors ahead of its move to Cañuelas.
29-04-2022 17:03 Phobias against independent justice are far from being a uniquely Kirchnerite vice.
16-04-2022 00:02 The most memorable Easter would undoubtedly be 1987 – rocked by Aldo Rico’s Campo de Mayo carapintada Army mutiny.
25-03-2022 11:48 Caf is to international relations what decaf is to coffee.
11-03-2022 10:57 Book review: Irlanda y la Argentina del siglo XX: Diplomacia, diáspora, Iglesia Católica, derechos humanos y la guerra de Malvinas; by Dermot Keogh.
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.
21-12-2021 14:52 Argentina has long had a stormy relationship with the International Monetary Fund. Twenty years after a deep economic, political and social crisis shook the country, the nation is again traversing a tense financial patch.
17-11-2021 12:57 Russia moving to shut down the country's top human rights group Memorial shows that the Kremlin has taken a "sharp" dictatorial turn, says one of the leading organisation's founding members.
05-11-2021 18:01 Vice-President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has repeatedly said over the years in the course of lengthy speeches that she does not believe that there is any such thing as coincidence.
16-10-2021 00:01 The holes in price controls are an all too familiar story in Argentina. All sorts of routes for bypassing them, but the ultimate problem confounding price controls is that even their success against all the odds also contains the seeds of failure.
09-10-2021 12:58 After 103 years of history, The American Club of Buenos Aires is finally closing its doors. Hit hard by the pandemic-related closure imposed upon it, the iconic institution has been finally forced into bankruptcy.
27-08-2021 21:37 Former Uruguay president Julio María Sanguinetti on his nation and Argentina’s parallel lives and paths, political debate and disagreement, and sending a civic message.
31-07-2021 00:39 Plenty of rhetoric about democratising political representation and restoring transparency to politics, but electoral miscalculation was the exclusive reason for the PASO primaries.
26-07-2021 08:00 Liniers cattle market prepares to close its doors, ahead of move to Cañuelas, after more than a century in Mataderos.
24-07-2021 00:34 The successive fates of the austral and convertibility would suggest that Argentina’s currency is like Icarus – the closer it flies to the sun, the harder the economy crashes.
24-07-2021 00:14 Mariano Macri, the younger brother of former president Mauricio Macri, on their father Franco, SOCMA and why “politics and business life are not compatible.”
08-06-2021 15:43 Based on geological evidence collected over the six decades scientists have been tracking atmospheric CO₂, this year's peak appears to be the highest in as long as 4.5 million years.
05-06-2021 00:29 World Environment Day is upon us and climate change takes centre stage.
22-05-2021 09:51 Back in 2006 the dollars from the commodity price boom perhaps gave Argentina the luxury of being able to sacrifice one of its export markets but that luxury does not exist today.
15-05-2021 15:33 All politics is local, it is often said, and socialism does have its pockets in Argentina, of which the late Lifschitz represented by far the largest, the province of Santa Fe.
08-05-2021 00:01 Guzmán is not the first economy minister to be humiliated by political priorities and nor will he be the last.
03-05-2021 12:09 Almost 76 years after the end of the Holocaust, the descendants of those forced out of Austria by the Nazis are reclaiming the nationality stolen from their refugee ancestors.
24-04-2021 09:58 The palindrome province of Neuquén features the paradox of supreme political stability with spasmodic social upheavals.
09-04-2021 09:54 For four months in 1961 the barbarism of Nazi Germany was focused on the gaunt bespectacled figure of Adolf Eichmann, standing alone in a dock in Jerusalem.
27-03-2021 07:46 US political scientist Francis Fukuyama – perhaps the most important intellectual of the last 50 years – on ‘The End of History,’ the coronavirus pandemic and populism.
20-01-2021 14:10 Joe Biden on Wednesday became the 46th president of the United States, vowing a "new day" for the United States after four years of tumult under Donald Trump who in an extraordinary final act snubbed the inauguration.
19-12-2020 09:18 In recent years, there has been an unexpected revival of published works on Irish Argentina. This latest effort, by ex-BBC radio presenter and presenter Patrick Speight is a serious and different contribution.