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Inflation and currency instability at the Central Bank have made Economy Minister Martín Guzmán accelerate his efforts to show a path of fiscal austerity, which he sees as an alternative to the disorderly devaluation that he wants to avoid.…

After weeks of sustained slowdown in cases in Buenos Aires City and Greater Buenos Aires, Alberto Fernández announced last Friday the end of the mandatory lockdown in those areas, which will join the provinces of Jujuy, Catamarca, San Juan, Mendoza, …

COVID-19 statistics continue to deteriorate for Argentina. After boasting of initial success in the first months of the pandemic, days with government briefings showing more than 400 newly reported deaths have now become the norm. And although many of these …

Less than three months after breaching 1,000 deaths in Argentina, the figure has now multiplied by 10, as cases continue to spread throughout the country and the first signs of hospital overcrowding begin to emerge.

Argentina is averaging more than 200 COVID-19 deaths per day

Argentina is now averaging more …

Politics in Argentina happen just as much in the streets as in Congress or the voting booth. And with pessimism reigning, an increasingly deteriorated economy and continued political polarization, President Alberto Fernández is already facing large angry mobilizations against his …

The memory of a country whose lockdown had stopped the spread of COVID-19 in most areas, with the salient exception of the Buenos Aires Metropolitan region, is seeming more and more distant in Argentina lately.

While daily cases and deaths …

It wasn’t long ago that Mauricio Macri handpicked Horacio Rodríguez Larreta as the candidate to succeed him as Buenos Aires City mayor, months before going on to become President in 2015. But Macri and Larreta are now going down different …

Argentine politics are heating back up. After weeks in which President Fernández comfortably dominated the scene through his reaction to the COVID-19 emergency, the growing economic crisis, the dismissal of social security chief Alejandro Vanoli yesterday and the emerging …

“You don’t repress the people,” Bolivian General Williams Kaliman told President Evo Morales. “This is what you taught us.” Evo’s excessive thirst for power had become toxic. After his third electoral mischief, he had to go. Alberto Fernández came

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