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A quick scroll over the website of mining company Vale and its mission statement of the company pops up on the screen. According to one of the biggest mining companies of the world, present in ten countries, and on almost

Argentina has lost ground in the fight against corruption.

Against the advances in transparency seen in the European Union, Latin America and even some tax havens, Argentina hasn’t even maintained the status quo. It made things worse. Argentina amended …

With less than two months left on the clock of his five-year term, outgoing Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes put his final stamp on international affairs this May: a surprise announcement that Paraguay would move its Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv …

Climate change is no longer a distant threat. There was a time when we thought of it as a problem for future generations. Not anymore.

Climate change is here and it’s rapidly getting worse. Its consequences are suffered by citizens …

The meeting halls of La Rural are a buzz, as Buenos Aires celebrates its annual agricultural show. Young farmers from Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil, Chile and further afield are kissing cheeks, talking energetically and exchanging contact details. We’ve just finished …

In Plato’s famous allegory in Title VII of The Republic, a group of men chained by neck and legs inside a cave can only see the shadows of objects representing men and animals, illuminated by the fire. The prisoners …

More than a month ago, an erroneous and regrettable decision was made by Buenos Aires Legislature, when it has decided to abandon its goal of achieving zero waste, as contained in its progressive law of 2005, and instead substitute a …

Since I arrived in Buenos Aires in May 2015, I have witnessed the capacity and willingness of the Argentine people to change and improve their reality. The latest and most concrete evidence is the women’s marches last month, where thousands …

Watching celebrity hack Jorge Lanata’s interview with the jailed Mapuche activist Jones Huala, one is struck by the sensationalism with which Lanata approaches the conversation. Not through his manner (which as a veteran broadcaster is relaxed, almost Zen, on screen) …

Since I arrived back in Buenos Aires two weeks ago, people have asked me why I returned after my time as US Ambassador. First, I love Argentina. But the other reason is my optimism about the economic future of this …