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The US government once again made its rounds in our corner of the world to check everything is all right in the neighborhood. But while we discuss if these are visits to their run-down backyard or to a fenced, prosperous …

Two months ago, former President Carlos Menem was sentenced to seven years in prison for trafficking 6,500 metric tons of illegal weapons to Ecuador and Croatia, but compared to the rest of his presidential rap sheet, arms dealing is …

Whew!  Well the primary election is over and if there’s one thing I’ve learned, besides all the valuable insights of our intern, it’s that an Argentine election is kind of like going to the boliche. At first glance …

Alright. It’s over.

That wretched democratic process known as “election,” responsible for making your Saturday night a total downer because you couldn’t drink and stuff, is gone from our lives until it comes back in full force to ruin your …

  • You don’t get to vote because you’re a foreigner.

That is all.

Haha. No, I’m kidding. But seriously now, foreigners are not allowed to vote in national elections unless they legally become Argentine citizens. So if you want to vote …

The PASO elections (as in “Open, Simultaneous and Compulsory Primaries.”, remember?) are just around the corner and a fresh wave of patriotism, democratic participation and civic responsibility is knocking the doors of our subconscious as we are bombarded with

Proving that he is the coolest president in South America (a feat already achieved in eyes of anti-Kirchner crowd with this statement) José Mujica signed off on legislation the legalized same-sex in Uruguay back in May, but this stroke …

Argentina’s own – Pope Francis made international headlines by actually practicing what he preached making a statement on how he doesn’t feel that he is in a position to judge homosexuals. Which is kind of cute because to most of …

Say what you will about President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, but she has held her ground against some powerful enemies. Media giant Grupo Clarín, mayor of Buenos Aires Mauricio Macri, and—as documented in The Bubble—Paul Singer.

Singer is …

Make no mistake: Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is cutting edge. For all her politics of the past—faction courting, war chest stuffing, playing candidate king-maker (or queen-maker?) – it’s easy to forget her awareness of the present. As self-absorbed and Argentina-centric …