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In this day and age, it’s pretty much an accepted fact that Monsanto — US agrochemical company largely dominating Argentina’s soybean production and export — is FIFA’s agricultural equivalent: a very powerful and seedy (ha ha) organism making absurd …

The global economy is going through something that has been dubbed by the international media as “turmoil”, consisting of plunging commodity prices, recession, and deflationary spirals. This is in sharp contract to the “crisis” we recently emerged from, marked by …

Argentina’s infamous “vulture funds”, as the holdout creditors represented by Paul Singer’s NML Capital are affectionately known, are back at their usual antics of trying to claw back from the Argentine government what they (and the US court system) see …

I would really love it if on February 22 this headline were proven wrong. That’s partly because living in Argentina means I’m emotionally obliged to root for Relatos Salvajes (Wild Tales) as it competes for the Oscar for Best Foreign

Argentina is still reeling from the shocking and unexpected death of special prosecutor Alberto Nisman, hours before he was due to testify that President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner participated in covering up Iran’s responsibility for a terrorist attack on the …

 

Last week Latin America got its first taste of the global Ebola epidemic, when a man from Guinea admitted himself into a Brazilian emergency room with the symptoms of Ebola. And, if that wasn’t enough to get the Argentine …

 

“If something happens to me…look North.”

Cristina said, triggering another sound-bite auto-controversy when addressing the nation across all frequencies on Cadena Nacional last week. Responding to the high pantomime Islamic State threat against her life; she made it plain …

You know that soul-shattering moment when reality hits? Your stomach drops to the floor and everything goes numb. Time seems to slow down for a few painful, aching moments while your brain struggles to absorb the fact that he’s secretly …

 

It’s the weekend again!

And I was planning to begin my grand return to the roundup scene with “I’m back, bitches!” then I realized how extremely annoying and douchey that is.

But yes. After some very well-deserved vacation I …

 

Great news, everyone!

President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner offered yet another Cadena Nacional on Tuesday about… well, a lot of stuff. Something about pensions, then something about a building. Turns out that Buenos Aires will have the tallest building