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Articles by Bianca Fernet

Prosecutor Nisman is dead and journalist Damián Pachter went incommunicado and fled the country fearing for his safety.

Not helping the whole “protecting his safety” thing, today state-owned airline Aerolineas Argentinas published a communique alleging that Pachter boarded a plane …

Argentina’s peso is constantly under pressure to devalue, and the government intervenes regularly and creatively to prop it up.

In an effort to keep the market under control, Argentina suspended two trading houses and implemented new rules to limit trading …

Argentina is still reeling from the shocking and unexpected death of special prosecutor Alberto Nisman, hours before he was due to testify that President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner participated in covering up Iran’s responsibility for a terrorist attack on the …

Argentina is once again making international headlines, but this time it had nothing to do with vultures or dollars or defaults. Argentines woke up yesterday to the shocking news that Alberto Nisman, the special prosecutor who had directly accused President …

Living in Argentina, you learn to get by without certain luxuries. It’s a mixed bag. A balancing act if you will. As a foreigner does in any strange land, you find yourself giving up some benefits of modernity in order …

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro met with China’s leader Xi Jinping last week in Beijing to beg for money.

China is already Venezuela’s largest creditor, and has loaned the country over US $50 billion since 2007 in exchange for delivery of, …

Ah 2015. Just smell it in the air. A new year has begun, a year long anticipated by close followers of the Argentina debt debacle. At midnight on 31 December 2014, the Rights Upon Future Offers (RUFO) clause expired, meaning …

China appears to be taking the task of acceding to hegemonic, or at least semi-hegemonic, economic status quite seriously.

In July 2014, Argentina reached an agreement with China to request up to US $11 billion in Chinese yuan, swapped for …

Expectations rarely coincide with reality. In fact, letdowns and disappointment are unfortunately more common than the alternative. As with all things, it is prudent to apply a healthy dose of logic when assessing whether or not a particular promise is …

Ever heard the old cliché, “happy wife, happy life”?

As one of the sole business ladies in the fields in which I work, I hear this expression frequently when colleagues or clients find themselves doing something they find ridiculous to …