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Argentine markets tumbled last month. Stocks fell by three percent and sovereign debt yields reached their highest levels this year. In the three weeks following, the parallel “blue” exchange rate weakened by nearly ten percent. Even by Argentine standards, these …

Panqueque: flip-flopping in Argentine politics.

To say Argentine politics are “complex” is already an understatement. But the one thing that has been making Argentina’s political landscape even more difficult to understand is the disappearance of political parties in the …

Next August, the recently ratified civil and commercial code will go into effect, impacting several fun areas of Argentine law such as contracts, liability, property ownership transfer and family-related legal issues (adoption, marriage, civil and strict liability, inheritances, etc). I …

Ever so solicitously, last week La Nación published a list of recommendations on how to avoid getting sexually harassed in public, following a highly publicized instance of rape in which a young woman was accosted by her taxi driver.…

If I told you that British soul singer Joss Stone spent a morning in an Argentine slum handing out bags filled with vital school supplies to 100 primary school children, you’d probably mentally applaud her.

But if I said she’s …

Introduction

News from Argentina seemingly goes from bad to worse. But there is one piece of decidedly good news – Presidential elections in October, and President Kirchner is constitutionally ineligible to run for a third term. Once enormously popular, her …

Lately the Buenos Aires Herald has been the subject of public debate and unfairly downgraded to “pro-government rag” or ever worse, a cursed publication

Before I begin, and in the spirit of full disclosure, I would like to clarify …

Alberto Nisman, a federal prosecutor and the lead on the AMIA bombing case, was found dead in his Puerto Madero home on Sunday leaving behind a wife and 2 children.

The timing couldn’t be more suspicious – Nisman was a …

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

 

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 …