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Articles by Elke Wakefield

I saw her from behind first, and so missed the famous face.

The church was cavernous and gaudy, filled with shiny baby jesuses, bloodied Christs and even the bones of a priest, but all eyes were skyward, on the Gothic …

Venezuela is in the throws of social unrest flames, North Korea is being both terrifyingly dangerous and terrifyingly absurd, and it looks like Lilita could be going head to head with Lousteau in the City elections. It’s been quite a …

Easter is here, so your week is ending early. Really early. Get up early and hit the park with your mate equipo and some facturas, or out late and get down, down, down. Or go to Church or whatever. …

Miguel Del Sel, the comedian, cattle producer and politician (possibly in that order) from the province of Santa Fe, has formally resigned from his post as Argentine ambassador to Panama.

According to Clarin, he decided to return to Argentina because …

If you had forgotten about climate change while living in Argentina (inflation and poverty tend to steal center stage), then recent events have been a cruel reminder of this existential threat.

Not only has vicious flooding destroyed 80% of Comodoro …

An Uber driver can earn a gross salary of AR $48,000 per month, a recent Uber report has announced. That is, if they work 60 hour weeks and maintain very high standards of service (we’re talking 4.5 stars minimum and …

The fight between teachers unions and the government continues – and it seems the unions have won the latest round. Yesterday, a judge approved a union-solicited injunction demanding the government convene national-level wage negotiations within the next five days.

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Still reeling from the first General Strike of the year? It looks like Argentina is just as confused and divided as it was before the whole City came to a standstill. In any case, the weekend is here, so let …

Tomorrow, the much-hyped general strike will hit Buenos Aires. What will the city be like? Probably pretty quiet, with a slight ‘day after the apocalypse vibe.’ This is a “strike without mobilization,” which means there won’t be the clamorous, hell-raising,

“Belén,” the young woman from Tucuman who was placed into custody after doctors and police claimed she killed the fetus that she asserts to have miscarried in a hospital toilet, has been released from prison. She spent a total of