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Articles by Ignacio Portes

The summer might have brought some relief to Argentina with regards to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the government knows the virus will inevitably strike again in a few months’ time unless something changes drastically when compared to 2020. And their …

After legalizing divorce in 1987 and gay marriage in 2010, Argentina could now be on the verge of making abortion permissible as well, with the House of Representatives opening the floor for what is expected to be a day-long discussion …

While the country mourned the death of football star Diego Maradona, the Kirchnerite-dominated Senate passed a reform it has very much been looking for: a new set of rules to nominate and remove attorney generals and prosecutors.

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The life and legend of Maradona are so big that any article would fail to make them justice.

You probably know the basics: born in a slum, working-class football hero, a talent on par with his fighting spirit, became a …

Coexistence between a Peronist president and a BA City Mayor from an anti-Peronist coalition had started surprisingly well.

Alberto Fernández and Horacio Rodríguez Larreta seemed to be finding common ground by being the centrist wing of their respective coalitions, …

Among the many changes that the giant 2002 devaluation brought to Argentina was a sudden switch in the country’s relationship to tourism.

During the 1990s, with a strong peso legally tied to the value of one US dollar, the stories …

Martín Guzmán has repeatedly said in his interviews and press conferences since swearing in as Alberto Fernández’s Economy minister that one of his main goals would be to “tranquilize” the economy.

After two years of constant runs against the peso …

After weeks of sustained slowdown in cases in Buenos Aires City and Greater Buenos Aires, Alberto Fernández announced last Friday the end of the mandatory lockdown in those areas, which will join the provinces of Jujuy, Catamarca, San Juan, Mendoza, …

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner does not speak in public often, but she still becomes the pole of attraction in Argentine politics almost every time she does. Last week was no exception, with a letter on the 10th anniversary of …

The most ardent enemies and long-time critics of the Kirchnerite decade sometimes used to explain its endurance by citing two factors: “soybean and luck”. It was a reductionist view of why the Kirchnerite economy went 12 years without …