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Articles by Ignacio Portes

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 …

President Alberto Fernández had to deal with an unexpected conflict this week, after a group of Buenos Aires Province policemen organized a widespread protest that escalated to a point in which dozens of armed officers surrounded his presidential residency with …

The words of former president Eduardo Duhalde last week about the high likelihood of a “coup d’etat” in Argentina were inevitably a shock in a country with a long history of bloody interruptions to democratic order, which has seemingly left …

President Alberto Fernández tightened the leash on telecommunication companies in Argentina by declaring the provision of internet, cell phone and subscription-based television as essential public services, giving the government scope to regulate prices and intervene more closely in the sector’s …

Politics in Argentina happen just as much in the streets as in Congress or the voting booth. And with pessimism reigning, an increasingly deteriorated economy and continued political polarization, President Alberto Fernández is already facing large angry mobilizations against his …

The memory of a country whose lockdown had stopped the spread of COVID-19 in most areas, with the salient exception of the Buenos Aires Metropolitan region, is seeming more and more distant in Argentina lately.

While daily cases and deaths …

Argentina finally secured an agreement with some of the world’s biggest asset managers to restructure the New York-based tranche of its defaulted debt, totaling USD 65 billion, with Economy Minister Martín Guzmán and Blackrock, Ashmore, Fidelity and other giants simultaneously …

After a few months of delay due to the COVID-19 crisis, President Alberto Fernández finally announced the launch of his much-anticipated judicial reform bill yesterday, but the news came with a twist, as it could also open the door to …