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Articles by Emma Conn

In another tumultuous day for the Argentine economy, the peso hit an all-time low of $31.60 to the dollar yesterday, with a record close of AR $31.50 wholesale and AR $32.06 retail to the American currency. To improve the situation, …

Stay calm, everyone. Yesterday, Minister of the Treasury Nicolás Dujovne confirmed to international news agencies that Argentina would receive a US $3 billion payout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in September. He also acknowledged that Argentina’s GDP will have …

While the bill to legalize abortion may have been defeated in Senate, the debate that it generated is already making lasting changes within Argentina. One of the key themes that emerged during discussions was the issue of the separation of …

On the same day that the Senate voted to allow raids on Cristina Fernández de Kircher’s properties as part of investigations into the ongoing “notebooks scandal,” she gave an inflammatory speech in Congress in which she defended herself against what …

Unless you’ve been living under a rock recently or simply haciendo como el avestruz (who can blame you), you may have noticed that Argentina’s economy really isn’t doing too well at the moment. In a desperate effort to reduce the …

Ayahuasca is rapidly becoming the discerning backpacker’s drug of choice in South America, as they shun mainstream cocaine and paraguayo in search of something a little more esoteric. In intricate ceremonies taking place in the Amazon rainforest, tourists imbibe the …

It’s not easy being a parent. From working hard to ensure that your kids have a roof over their heads to making sure that you aren’t irrevocably bestowing them with childhood trauma, much of your life is spent worrying that …

Was ANMAT expecting a different result? Despite the Senate’s rejection of the bill to legalize abortion last week, the National Administration of Drugs, Foods and Medical Devices (ANMAT) has authorized the national production of misoprostol, more commonly known as the …

One week ago today, Argentina’s Senate voted to reject the bill to legalize abortion by 38 votes to 31, with many expounding arguments based on the anti-abortion slogan “Save Both Lives.” However five days after the vote, a woman has …

School’s out… again? Argentina’s students are getting a longer winter break than they had expected, with public university professors continuing strike action linked to an ongoing pay dispute. In a new round of negotiations, the Ministry of Education has offered …