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Busy days in almost any country’s politics are comparatively boring and uneventful when contrasted with Argentine standards.

Yesterday was no exception: the President almost caught COVID after grossly violating all of the protocols he insists the rest of us should …

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 …

The primary opposition parties in Congress have vocalized their rejection of the government’s decree aimed at restructuring the armed forces announced by President Mauricio Macri on Monday. Party leaders have manifested they are planning on challenging it, arguing Congress is …

Immediately after President Mauricio Macri announced a major restructuring of Argentina’s armed forces, members of some sectors of the opposition and other political and social actors critical of the government criticized the decision. They argue it hides an ulterior …

Argentina is enduring turbulent times, and as its Independence Day looms large, the latest controversy in the political and economic landscape has accordingly a “patriotic” connotation. Yesterday, the Defense Ministry cancelled the military parade that had been set for Monday, …

President Mauricio Macri opened the door today to an expanded role for the armed forces in domestic security matters – which is currently prohibited by a decree that sets out a clear  separation between domestic security and national defense – …

The Argentine government is analyzing the creation of a special military “rapid deployment” force to provide logistical assistance to security forces in cases related to drug trafficking or terrorism.

A law introduced after the end of the last military dictatorship …

A Navy spokesman informed in a press conference this morning that after gathering information from two different sources, they had confirmed the detection of an “anomalous, short, violent, singular and non-nuclear explosion that is consistent with an explosion” in the …

If you ask Argentine people what they think of the most important institutions of the country, the last word that you will usually hear is “trust,” unless it’s preceded by “I don’t,” and followed by “it at all.”

A poll …

Construction crew working on extending the Sarmiento train line found an explosive in Haedo, Buenos Aires Province, laying on the railway construction site yesterday afternoon. The explosive was more than 60 years old and had not yet detonated. It was …