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Despite Elections, Argentina’s Economic Trajectory Is Set

Regardless of election outcomes in October, Argentina’s next government will begin liberalizing its economy, potentially loosening restrictions on the repatriation of funds, reducing the enforcement of price controls and reducing subsidies. Despite slight changes to Argentina’s regulatory framework, the government will continue to bar some investment and businesses to stem capital flight and to maintain … Continue reading

Argentina’s Forex Controls: Clamping Down On Prosperity

By Iván Cachanosky October 2011, the government of President Cristina Kirchner created a “clamp” on the exchange rate, establishing a maximum rate with the objective of slowing the escape of foreign currency reserves from Argentina. However, the result wasn’t as hoped — reserves ended up dwindling at a rapid rate, with the impact being felt in other variables … Continue reading

Argentine Judge Dismisses Coverup Allegation Against President Cristina Fernández

An Argentine judge on Thursday dismissed allegations that President Cristina Fernández had conspired to cover up Iran’s alleged role in the deadly bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center in 1994, Reuters reports. Argentine Judge Daniel Rafecas said that he would “discontinue” the case as “the evidence gathered far from meets the minimal standard,” Reuters reports, citing the … Continue reading

Argentina Rolls Out New Controversial 50-Peso Bill Depicting Disputed Falkland Islands

Argentina’s Central Bank will roll out a newly designed controversial 50-peso bill which features a map of the disputed Falkland Islands, also know as the Islas Malvinas in Argentina, a British overseas territory which Buenos Aires claims sovereignty over. Argentine president Cristina Kirchner announced the creation of the newly designed 50-peso note last April during a ceremony marking the 32nd … Continue reading

Argentine President Fernández Indicted In Alleged Cover-Up Of Iran’s Involvement In 1994 Bombing

A federal prosecutor in Argentina – Gerardo Pollicita – has revived the late Alberto Nisman’s startling accusations with an indictment on Friday that seeks to charge President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and other politicians with trying to cover up Iran’s involvement in the bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires in 1994. Pollicita looks to … Continue reading

The Politicization Of The AMIA Investigation: Pretext For Regime Change In Argentina?

By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya History has a strange way of replicating itself. Argentina has been going through a process similar to the post-1999 years, after Boris Yeltsin stepped down and Vladimir Putin took his place in the Kremlin as the president of the Russian Federation. While it has been struggling to throw off the foreign … Continue reading

China Pivots East, Ends Up In America’s Backyard

By Andrew Korybko, Sputnik News China’s enormous investments in Latin America appear to be paying off, as the country now commands influence all throughout the hemisphere. Its new role in the region could portend an American pushback, however, as Washington becomes more defensive over its traditional backyard. Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s recent visit to Beijing … Continue reading

Argentina: Beyond Impunity

Argentina’s democracy has travelled far since the early 1980’s. Now, the sudden death of a senior prosecutor highlights the need for a new phase of reform. . By Juan Gabriel Tokatlian Most foreigners are genuinely shocked by the enigmatic death of Argentina’s special prosecutor Alberto Nisman. They are also puzzled by the pervasive lack of justice … Continue reading

U.S. Intelligence Agencies And The Argentine Season Of Provocations – OpEd

By Nil Nikandrov There is less than a year to go before the presidential elections in Argentina, scheduled to take place on 25 October. Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has twice won the battle for the highest government post, in 2007 and 2011, and so is unable to re-run for the presidency. The question of her successor … Continue reading

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