What we learned this week: May 1 to 8
Yesterdat 00:26 A selection of the stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina.
Yesterdat 00:26 A selection of the stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina.
Yesterdat 00:01 Guzmán is not the first economy minister to be humiliated by political priorities and nor will he be the last.
01-05-2021 00:46 Mario Meoni was not the first Argentine minister to die in office – my newsroom memories stretch all the way back to the Raúl Alfonsín presidency which lost two successive Defence ministers in just nine months.
24-04-2021 09:58 The palindrome province of Neuquén features the paradox of supreme political stability with spasmodic social upheavals.
17-04-2021 08:13 The extreme fragmentation of the vote in Peru not only brings back memories from recent Argentine electoral history, but might well also be the shape of things to come for the midterm elections in October.
10-04-2021 08:16 The PASO primaries system now stands at a crossroads between postponement, suspension and even elimination. Neither the government nor the opposition speak with a single voice on this issue where public health realities are as much a factor as political preferences.
03-04-2021 08:34 The most memorable Semana Santa of the last generation would undoubtedly be that rocked by the Campo de Mayo carapintada Army uprising of 1987 famously ending with Raúl Alfonsín’s: “Happy Easter, the house is in order”
27-03-2021 07:27 Mercosur will have problems selling itself to the rest of the world while it cannot sell to itself.
20-03-2021 08:34 A selection of some of the headlines that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argenina
20-03-2021 07:08 The nationwide quarantine imposed exactly one year ago today might well have qualified for that cliché “the first day of the rest of your life,” but let us hope that it is not quite as bad as that.
13-03-2021 09:16 A selection of stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina.
13-03-2021 09:03 It’s not realistic to go monkeying around with the Argentine legal system while entering into serious negotiations with the IMF.
13-03-2021 08:52 Keep moving would seem to be the secret of Ronnie Scott’s longevity – flying the skies from World War II to the year of Argentina’s first World Cup, he remains on wheels to this day with a driving licence.
06-03-2021 09:24 Last Monday was not “100 percent Cristina” – the spirit of her perhaps but not the letter. More credit should go to Cabinet Chief Santiago Cafiero.
27-02-2021 08:42 The paradox of corruption is that it is such an ingrained everyday phenomenon at many levels that it explodes into big news relatively infrequently.
20-02-2021 08:07 Late former governor, senator and president – who led the nation for a decade between 1989 and 1999, the longest period of a democratic leader in modern-day Argentina – dies aged 90 at a hospital in Buenos Aires.
20-02-2021 07:40 A selection of purely personal memories and perceptions of Carlos Menem, including some that differ from conventional wisdom.
13-02-2021 09:14 Consensus might sometimes push the right buttons but there is no guarantee and it is not a virtue in itself.
06-02-2021 09:40 The importance of trade unionism to Isabel Perón – truly the spine of the Peronist movement in her eyes – has been perhaps insufficiently stressed.
30-01-2021 07:27 Although a province since 1955, Formosa has only had four elected governors in its entire political history, all Peronist. Yet such lack of alternation is far from unique in Argentina.
23-01-2021 10:19 If Vaca Muerta is indeed a dead cow, then Argentina will end up importing fuel, a move which will surely cost more dollars than those denied YPF to service its debts.
16-01-2021 09:13 Maize in a maze would be as good a way as any of describing the government’s slapdash suspension of corn exports early in this new year.
09-01-2021 07:28 Yours truly has been a columnist in this newspaper since its very first edition in four different incarnations. A new year, a new column.
02-01-2021 09:27 Economic crisis, rising poverty and unemployment, debt talks, creditors, the IMF, wealth tax, squatters, a police mutiny, the failed appropriation of Vicentin, alleged AFI espionage, ‘lawfare,’ corruption, legalised abortion, diplomacy, disappearances, the death of Diego Maradona… a lot happened in Argentina over the past 12 months, but it was all overshadowed by Covid-19.
26-12-2020 10:49 A collection of the stories that caught our eye this week in Argentina.
19-12-2020 09:11 Despite this week’s pandemic upturn, the open-air ceremony was well attended, in contrast to last month’s discreet Poppy Day at the same venue.
05-12-2020 09:27 Stories that caught our eye over the last seven days in Argentina.
28-11-2020 09:04 Our pick of the stories from the last seven days (with the exception of just a mention of Maradona).
31-10-2020 10:31 Formal bilateral ties date back to January 27, 1823 – predating the Monroe Doctrine by over 10 months and long before Argentina was called Argentina.
12-09-2020 09:33 Key stories that caught our eye during the last seven days in Argentina.
27-06-2020 07:48 On March 20, President Alberto Fernández told the nation in a televised address that all citizens would enter a mandatory quarantine period in an effort to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Though restrictions in some regions have now been loosened, many Argentines are today waking up this morning to their 100th day of lockdown. Here’s a look back at how the pandemic has changed our lives.
20-06-2020 11:11 Taxation dates from this country’s earliest days even if customs dominated revenue in colonial and 19th century Argentina, the root cause of the incredible centralisation persisting today.
13-06-2020 10:21 PAMI is huge, serving some 4.5 million pensioners and accounting for 70 percent of all public hospital payments since the elderly obviously have more health problems. Its total budget is some US$7.7 billion.
06-06-2020 10:19 The non-ministerial officials named by President Alberto Fernández exactly half a year ago will focus on the trident working directly under him – presidential Chief-of-Staff Julio Vitobello, Legal and Technical Secretary Vilma Ibarra and Strategic Affairs Secretary Gustavo Beliz – plus the new Treasury Attorney Carlos Zannini.
30-05-2020 10:49 Congress was Eduardo Enrique “Wado” de Pedro main training-ground, where he developed an image as the least abrasive of the La Cámpora leaders. He has mellowed considerably since his extreme youth when in 1997.
23-05-2020 10:03 A protectionist model in an increasingly protectionist world conspires against the success of agricultural exports, even though more vital than ever.
16-05-2020 08:47 Few ministers are more clearly identified than Tristán Bauer with the vice-presidential rather than the presidential wing of the ruling coalition.
09-05-2020 10:28 The problem of climate change has been overtaken by the pandemic but when we can finally forget about coronavirus, we should not forget climate change.
02-05-2020 10:58 Although always working with centre-left administrations, Kulfas has no political militancy or factional loyalty with his presence in the Cabinet entirely due to his personal links to President Fernández, as a leading member of his Grupo Callao think tank.
25-04-2020 12:15 Martín Guzmán only entered the running for the economy minister post just six weeks before the Cabinet was named, when paying one of his quarterly visits to Argentina in the penultimate week before the October elections.
18-04-2020 10:41 The mission impossible of defending employment against the pandemic will make the Labour, Employment and Social Security Ministry a hot seat in the months and years to come.
11-04-2020 10:42 Born in the Greater Buenos Aires district of Morón, Social Development Minister Daniel Fernando Arroyo has made social policy his exclusive focus since starting his university studies (UBA) more than three decades ago.
04-04-2020 10:28 A decade of work in housing and urban planning in Rosario municipal politics, prior to becoming Peronist lieutenant-governor of Santa Fe Province, gives María Eugenia Bielsa the credentials for her new portfolio.
28-03-2020 10:48 The Science, Technology and Productive Innovation Ministry was created on the very first day of the Cristina Fernández de Kirchner presidency in 2007. In the ensuing eight years of that controversial regime, it is difficult to find any initiative of hers which commanded approval across so wide a spectrum.
14-03-2020 10:23 The problems in healthcare are basically organisational – Argentine medicine as such is world-class and the envy of many more developed countries.
07-03-2020 14:24 Elizabeth Victoria Gómez Alcorta has defined her two policy priorities as the campaign against gender violence and the defence of equality and diversity, creating three departments to cover them – all headed by women.
29-02-2020 11:28 The prospect of classes starting almost everywhere this Monday and last Wednesday’s return of national collective bargaining to the chronic problem of teacher pay for the first time since 2017 are ample reason to make education the choice for today’s “Ministry Positions” column.
23-02-2020 15:38 Agustín Rossi has returned to the Defence Ministry he previously headed between 2013 and 2015. This familiarity with the post might seem reason enough for the appointment within a Cabinet where such experience is in relatively short supply – but the real aim of this move might well have been to ease him out of a position where he has far more years under his belt...
15-02-2020 11:29 As a Radical backed by one of the last entries into the Frente de Todos coalition, Mario Meoni seems to lack the political momentum to make any footprint, while the fiscal pressures from the debt crisis dominating the agenda are already making themselves felt.
08-02-2020 12:38 At a time when the government is trying to minimise the sovereign debt falling under foreign jurisdiction, it would not be a smart move to go monkeying around with the Argentine legal system and undermine its credibility yet further.