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Only eight months into his term, Alberto Fernández’s government has reached its peak of tension with the Supreme Court.

The government was caught by surprise when the country’s highest tribunal took the extraordinarily rare step of accepting a request brought …

With the COVID-19 pandemic hitting Argentina as hard as the rest of the continent despite what looked like a promising start, and with the economy continuing to show signs of deterioration, Alberto Fernández’s initially high approval ratings are taking …

The success of foreign debt renegotiation evaporated so fast that the government could barely bask in its glory. It is not a secret that markets, just like politics, are a business that deals in future expectations more than in the …

In everyday Argentina, there’s no way to govern its multiple crises but there’s more than enough plans for tomorrow. The friendship between Horacio Rodríguez Larreta and Alberto Fernández was like a fish swimming against the current when the pandemic was …

President Alberto Fernández had to deal with an unexpected conflict this week, after a group of Buenos Aires Province policemen organized a widespread protest that escalated to a point in which dozens of armed officers surrounded his presidential residency with …

The words of former president Eduardo Duhalde last week about the high likelihood of a “coup d’etat” in Argentina were inevitably a shock in a country with a long history of bloody interruptions to democratic order, which has seemingly left …

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First, the focus was on …

President Alberto Fernández tightened the leash on telecommunication companies in Argentina by declaring the provision of internet, cell phone and subscription-based television as essential public services, giving the government scope to regulate prices and intervene more closely in the sector’s …

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Politics in Argentina happen just …

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In diplomatic affairs, unwritten rules …