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Malcorra Backtracks on Macri's Claims of Falklands/Malvinas Dialogue

Argentina's Foreign Affairs Minister backtracked on Macri's claims that the UK has agreed to start dialogue over the sovereignty of the Falklands/Malvinas Islands.

Aerolíneas Pilots' Strike Causes Air Travel Chaos

A surprise strike by pilots at state-owned airline Aerolíneas Argentinas and sister company Austral is causing severe travel disruption today.

Barrick's Veladero Mine Closed After Another Cyanide Spill Confirmed

Authorities in San Juan province have suspended activity at Barrick Gold's Veladero mine after the company confirmed another cyanide spill on site.



Austerity Without Rebellion

El Diplo's José Natanson reflects on the apparent contradiction between an Argentine tendency to take demands to the streets and the lack of major action against the government's austerity drive.

The Consumption Factor in Argentine Politics

Consumption has become an increasingly important driver of social values and political legitimacy, something pro-market president Mauricio Macri seems to have forgotten, says José Natanson.

Five Things we Learned at Argentina’s Bicentennial in Tucumán

Drew Reed was on the ground watching Argentina's bicentennial celebrations in Tucumán this weekend. This is what he discovered at the event.