What we learned this week: November 14 to 21
21-11-2020 10:44 The most important stories from the last seven days in Argentina.
21-11-2020 10:44 The most important stories from the last seven days in Argentina.
21-11-2020 10:33 Coalitions are made up of political parties, but essentially they are about people interacting. Political parties can be difficult – and so can people.
21-11-2020 08:38 Everyone loves to play the blame game, but let’s get one thing straight for the record: former presidents Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and Mauricio Macri both took on debt – and so has Alberto Fernández.
13-11-2020 19:02 Global companies are growing ever more frustrated with Argentina. The specific gripes vary, but broadly speaking executives say it’s hard to make money given the multitude of challenges facing the nation.
06-11-2020 00:01 The world is watching aghast at the wild way in which the US presidential elections are unfolding. Argentina, part of a pandemic-stricken world waiting to see what will happen, is no different.
31-10-2020 10:48 Viewing current affairs at home and abroad from this perspective of witches and saints seems as good an approach as any right now.
31-10-2020 10:45 The pick of the headlines from the last seven days in Argentina.
31-10-2020 09:24 Both former presidents have given their blessing to an initial conversation that could work towards a broader social consensus.
31-10-2020 09:05 At face value CFK's statement was packed with support for the president. And the Cabinet? Not so much
30-10-2020 14:35 Former economy minister Domingo Cavallo tells Bloomberg in an interview that it’s still possible to avoid a one-off devaluation of the peso.
27-10-2020 16:08 In an emotional speech that culminated in tears on Tuesday, Alberto Fernández hails Néstor Kirchner as a president “who changed the history of Argentina."
27-10-2020 00:20 Vice-President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner called Tuesday for a grand political agreement to resolve Argentina’s mounting currency crisis, a move that was mostly met with incredulity among the opposition.
19-10-2020 16:24 President Alberto Fernández told his political backers and supporters on Saturday that he wants to rid Argentina of “hatred” and put the country “back on its feet.”
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.
16-10-2020 11:13 Multiple rifts between different factions within Alberto Fernández's Frente de Todos coalition are coming to light, including including the president's more centrist bloc and the far-left supporters of powerful Vice-President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.
13-10-2020 11:27 “Peronism has been kidnapped by Cristina Fernández de Kirchner for more than 10 years and co-opted by irrationality, charges former president in first major interview since leaving office.
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.
02-10-2020 14:55 Forensic experts conclude late 22-year-old died of “asphyxia by submersion,” adding it was not possible to determine if the young man’s death was a homicide due to “advanced skeletonisation of corpse.” No evidence of third-party involvement, nor that body was moved after death.
02-10-2020 01:18 Federal Criminal Cassation Court confirms trials of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Julio De Vido and a host of businessmen, ruling objections from vice-president's legal team to be "inadmissible."
02-10-2020 00:48 Supreme Court justices unanimously decide to accept per saltum appeals of three judges against Senate vote transferring them from their current federal appeals court benches.
28-09-2020 18:36 Nearly seven months of quarantine and a deep economic crisis have only fuelled the radical polarisation that splits Argentina in two.
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.
25-09-2020 01:37 Defence Minister Agustín Rossi and AFI trustee Cristina Caamaño say families of submarine's missing crew were subject to illegal espionage from intelligence services during Mauricio Macri administration.
20-09-2020 22:30 Rallies take place in cities across Argentina for a second consecutive Saturday, as demonstrators express anger at coronavirus lockdown, currency controls, controversial transfer of judges and judicial reform bill.
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.
17-09-2020 19:21 In wake of Senate vote boycotted by opposition, president signs three decrees to annul transfers of three judges involved in corruption cases against Vice-President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.
05-09-2020 09:02 Facundo Astudillo Castro was missing for more than 100 days. Here are key moments from the search for the missing 22-year-old and the investigation into his disappearance.
05-09-2020 08:52 Facundo was known as “Kufa” to his friends and would’ve celebrated his 23rd birthday on August 23. Those close to him describe the youngster as “a kid without a mean bone in his body.”
04-09-2020 02:50 Protest held one day after forensic experts confirm remains of a body found in a rural area of Buenos Aires Province belong to Castro, a 22-year-old who had been missing for more than 100 days.
03-09-2020 04:11 Bahía Blanca Federal Judge María Gabriela Marrón confirms remains of a skeleton found earlier this month belong to missing 22-year-old, who was last seen alive on April 30.
31-08-2020 17:52 Argentina wins "massive" bondholder support to restructure overseas debt, exchanging 99% of debt held under international law.
31-08-2020 10:04 President seeks to push agenda beyond the immediate challenges of virus pandemic, with government planning series of announcements related to the economy, debt talks and security.
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.
28-08-2020 18:04 Controversial proposal, which the opposition strongly rejects, passes to the Chamber of Deputies after early Friday morning vote along strict party lines.
24-08-2020 09:29 Sergio Lanziani relived of position as energy secretary after just eight months in office.
22-08-2020 10:18 By joining the BRI, Argentina could unlock Chinese finance for vital investment in infrastructure and transport, fossil and renewable energy, mining, manufacturing, agriculture, innovation and information technology.
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 08:27 Peronist leader leads charge to develop ties with Asian giant, which is now Argentina’s largest trading partner. Trip to Shanghai pencilled in for early November, with business, the pandemic and pork topping the agenda.
21-08-2020 00:17 Demonstrators to stage new rally marching on Congress on August 26 in protest of the government’s judicial reform bill.
19-08-2020 22:44 Peronist leader eyeing potential trip to Asian powerhouse in November. Multi-billion-dollar agreements and the coronavirus pandemic lead agenda for talks with Argentina's leading trade partner.
18-08-2020 23:15 Seeking to build on the momentum of 17A anti-government rally, Juntos por el Cambio calls on government to withdraw its judicial reform bill.
17-08-2020 16:29 President Alberto Fernández calls mother of missing 22-year-old Facundo Castro and vows there will be no cover-up, should the unidentified body found over the weekend prove to be her missing son's.
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.
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.
06-08-2020 18:13 The complaint stems from May 17 when a Google search into the former president's name returned a result with "Thief of the Argentine Nation" in the place where her political position should have been.
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 09:27 Opposition criticises move, alleging Kirchnerite-led incursion into the judicial branch.
01-08-2020 09:07 The judicial reform bill announced this week suffers all the problems of Caesar’s wife – it must not only be honourable but seen to be so, a challenge which neither its context nor origin nor timing favour.