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Articles by Orlando Jenkinson

Despite her best efforts to cause a diplomatic storm on the recent, crucial State visit to China, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner only succeeded in fostering a much less deadly Twitter storm, a regular phenomenon in 21st Century online …

If you have to take a band-aid off, what’s the best way to do it? Quick and painless, every time. Just so with problematic government departments, at least as far as President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is concerned.

In the …

The never ending story of the investigation into the tragic 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires has taken a turn for the sensational this week as President Fernandez was herself called to the dock by the …

Walking across Plaza de Mayo, the iconic heart of the microcentro in Buenos Aires, you find yourself surrounded by living history: The Casa Rosada,  Argentina’s pink Presidential palace, the National Bank, the Piramide de Mayo column celebrating the revolution. …

The Criminal Code Saga rolls on. After months of promotion and a lion’s share of controversy, the new Criminal Procedural Code reform bill (CCP) has finally passed through the Senate and is on its way to the Lower House, 42 …

A Federal Judge in Buenos Aires has issued arrest and extradition orders for 20 Spanish nationals who held positions or were otherwise involved with General Franco’s fascist dictatorship in Spain. Maria Servini de Cubria cited the concept of universal jurisdiction …

If you thought we’d hit peak-anti US rhetoric from Cristina and her government, think again. In the latest bout of hostility, she penned an extensive letter direct to President Barack Obama over his re-appointment of one Nancy Soderberg to the …

Allow me to present the case for the prosecution: President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has announced long-awaited reforms to the Criminal Code and one section deliberately discriminates against foreigners. Presenting the measures on Cadena Nacional recently, she outlined her two …

 

Despite winning the first round of voting in the Brazilian elections last week, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has a fight on her hands in her quest to get re-elected. She and the ruling Workers Party (PT) beat all comers …

 

“If something happens to me…look North.”

Cristina said, triggering another sound-bite auto-controversy when addressing the nation across all frequencies on Cadena Nacional last week. Responding to the high pantomime Islamic State threat against her life; she made it plain …