In this week’s edition of the Buenos Aires Times, we’ll bring you an on-the-spot report from this week’s impressive #8M march on International Women’s Day. Isabella Soto joined hundreds of thousands of activists who took to the streets to demand equality and an end to gender violence and she brings us her take on the event, speaking to demonstrators and activists about their hopes for the future.
Keeping with human rights, we’ll feature a report on Reynaldo Bignone, the last de-facto president of Argentina’s 1976-1983 military regime, the country’s sixth and final dictatorship of the last century and one of Latin America’s most gruesome.
We’ll also bring you up-to-date with the latest developments with the proposed abortion reform and the Catholic Church’s decision to share baptism certificates from the ex-ESMA Navy Mechanics School with judges.
Moving to economy, Jacob Meschke will look at the latest developments in agriculture and agroindustry, speaking to sources in Argentina and Chicago, where one of the world’s major grains exchanges is based. We’ll also look at the theory behind Mauricio Macri’s ‘invisible motors,’ which the president referenced in his state-of-the-nation speech before Congress recently.
Keeping with the US-Argentine relationship, Santiago del Carril reports from Washington on Edward Prado’s hearing before the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations this week. Prado, a 70-year-old Texan judge, received a warm welcome from the committee’s leaders, who praised US President Donald Trump’s nominee to be US ambassador to Argentina.
Trump also pops up in our International News section, where we look at the potential pitfalls and problems behind his shock decision to agree to meet North Korean Kim Jong-un to discuss Pyongyang’s nuclear programme.
We’ll cover take an in-depth look at the poisoning of Sergei Skripal. British detectives are scrambling to uncover who poisoned the Russian former double-agent and his daughter with a nerve agent, as doctors battle to save their lives and that of a policeman who also fell ill after coming to their aid.
In Culture, we’ll take a trip to Chile, where we profile Daniella Vega, the transgender actress who has become the talk of Tinseltown after starring in the Oscar-winning A Fantastic Woman.
In Sports, Dan Edwards incredibly finds something new to say about Lionel Messi. The Argentine national team captain scored his 600th career goal last week, underlining once again his position among the greatest players to have ever played football.
We round things off with four perceptive columns from Michael Soltys, Agustino Fontevecchia, James Neilson and Carolina Barros, who addresses the upcoming presidential race in Brazil.