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Articles by Ignacio Portes

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 …

As discontent with Alberto Fernández continues to be expressed in street rallies against him, former president Mauricio Macri took the latest protest against the government this week as an opportunity to reappear in public after a year without talking …

Argentina’s social crisis is starting to resemble some of the worst in the country’s history. Though the scenes in the streets paint much of the story by themselves, the latest poverty and unemployment reports from the INDEC statistics bureau now …

The economic troubles of Alberto Fernández’s presidency are quickly becoming synonymous with those of the country’s Central Bank. Emergency measures to halt the slide of the peso are leading to other mounting problems, requiring ever-growing draconian restrictions that only manage …