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Articles by Orlando Jenkinson

The rise of the global bourgeoisie continues. In a recent study published by the US-based PEW Center for Research, it was revealed that among a renewed expansion of the “middle” stratum of humanity, the Argentine middle class had more than …

This year’s Copa America will soon crown either Argentina or Chile champion. In hosting, Chile has played all of its matches in the expansive, open National Stadium in Santiago. Its atmospheric stands are uniform, curving slices of concrete piled on …

The last military dictatorship in Argentina seized power in an anti-democratic coup in 1976.

In the weeks, months and years that followed, the junta proceeded to crush any opposition to its regime by force of arms. On the premise of …

It’s election year in Argentina and for the first time in a decade, we face the prospect of entering the immediate future with a president who doesn’t have “Kirchner” somewhere in his or her name. With the bland and vaguely …

A small, symbolic redemption is underway. It has been years in the making.

First, the European was removed from his plinth at the foot of the Casa Rosada rear wall. Now, the Latin American is coming to replace him. A …

More than 100 days later, the case rumbles on. The two competing autopsies, proclaiming precisely different verdicts as to how prosecutor Alberto Nisman died, are now under review. One says suicide, the other murder. The results are expected within days, …

It’s hardly the height of diplomatic craft, yet the governments of Argentina and the United Kingdom seem unable to resist rattling their sabers and provoking each other over the persistent and thorny issues surrounding a barren, windswept archipelago in the

They are always unmanned, often sinister and irrefutably all the rage these days, as the perennial gauge of modern Western culture, South Park, has confirmed. Drones, for better or worse, are everywhere. And in a fresh new contract announced …

It was one of the more headline-grabbing moments of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s melodramatic final address at the opening of Congress last March 1st: The maligned Argentine railway system has been renationalized and taken into public ownership again in …

As difficult as it is to find consensus in Argentine politics these days, most people surely agree that the military is in a pretty awful state. It’s present predicament was highlighted when a handful of worrying reports  surfaced these past …