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As my own personal hell (the World Cup) nears its launch date, we are being treated today to the goodness of the official World Cup song “We Are One,” a musical abortion featuring the voices of Pitbull, Jennifer López and …

Political turmoils in Latin America seem to follow an inescapable and cliched historical pattern: an unpopular administration that benefits the powerful few and neglects the rest is overthrown by popular demands of the masses who, in turn, elect a charismatic, …

The fact that Argentina is the country with the highest rate of psychoanalysts per capita has never made better sense.

This country lives in state of constant identity crisis. One day, we are all proud descendants of European immigrants. The

It’s Friday again!

And I really hope you missed me last week, even though I know you absolutely didn’t.

As you know, January is always a slow news month, mostly because there’s nothing going on. Everyone is away for the …

It’s Friday again!

Oh wait. That’s not my line! But since there’s no Friday Roundup today (Adrian is on “vacation”) I guess I can use it anyway.

The end of the year is upon us and as we melt-away in

Many people ask me what it’s like to celebrate the holidays in Buenos Aires. Well, it’s certainly different than celebrating anywhere it’s less than 35°C (95°F) out. Yes, it is summer here — sadly, it wouldn’t surprise me if a …

All countries with an active role in the international community have always had a predictable desire to be able to determine who’s in and who’s out of that tight clique formed by world powers. A long history of trade, wars …

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 …

This article is part of a series published under ‘Houdini Economics’, where I will be unraveling the differences between the ‘frontstage’ presentation of policy and discussion, as compared with reality, which exists in the ‘backstage’ behind closed doors. If you

Ok that’s a lie.

But he talked about Argentina, so this article counts.  Also Paraguay, like Buenos Aires, is not Paris either.

Back in June, Jeffrey Sachs visited our neighbor to the north Paraguay to discuss the Itaipu Dam, …