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Articles by Orlando Jenkinson

Like father like son. Máximo Carlos Kirchner, son of Presidents Nestor Kirchner and Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, burst onto Argentina’s political scene recently with his first ever publicized speech at a mass rally by the government youth movement, La Campora

 

To those of us used to her bursts of flame from the political pulpit, it didn’t really seem out of the ordinary. But at the stately United Nations, among many other good speakers (kudos Jordan and Palestine) and some …

 

Teacher’s Day may have passed you by last week. It’s held here in Argentina to commemorate the death of Domingo Faustino Sarmiento (see the 50-peso bill), sepia toned ex-President who summoned herculean efforts to reform Argentina’s education system around …

 

Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich outraged many a few days ago when he declared before Congress (and later during one of his daily Casa Rosada press briefings) that the ruling Peronist government he belongs to had ‘practically eradicated poverty

Yes, Big Evo is up for a third term in office, constitutional small-print be damned! In fact, though Bolivia’s constitution says you can only be president for two consecutive terms, the Supreme Court dubbed current President Morales’ third shot at …

My journey begins when I left the beautiful chaos of Buenos Aires soon after the World Cup finished, carried by the long exhalation of the city after the four-week fiesta that had enveloped the city. After a brief few days …