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On Macri and Entrepreneurs

On Macri and Entrepreneurs

President Mauricio Macri wants to turn Argentina into a “country of 40 million entrepreneurs”. But José Natanson warns that this vision is unrealistic for the majority of the population.

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Why We Should be Defending Argentina’s Media Law

Why We Should be Defending Argentina’s Media Law

The 2009 Media Law may have been imperfect – and poorly applied by the previous government – but the changes decreed by President Macri mark a big retreat for plurality and competition in the media.

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VIDEO: What’s Going On in Brazil?

VIDEO: What’s Going On in Brazil?

Corruption scandals, impeachment proceedings, protest marches, political manoeuvring… things in Brazil are complicated right now. Here’s an easy guide to what’s been going on.

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The Forgotten Tragedy: Revisiting Brazil’s ‘Worst Ever’ Environmental Disaster

The Forgotten Tragedy: Revisiting Brazil’s ‘Worst Ever’ Environmental Disaster

The companies have settled for damages and the media is focused on the country’s political crisis, but November’s mining disaster in Minas Gerais will affect local communities for decades.

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VIDEO: President Macri’s First 100 Days

VIDEO: President Macri’s First 100 Days

It has been 100 days since President Mauricio Macri took office, and lots of things have happened in that short period. We look at the key numbers that tell the story of the new government so far.

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Can Macri Achieve Zero Poverty?

Can Macri Achieve Zero Poverty?

President Mauricio Macri says he is targeting zero poverty, but José Natanson says his approach to reaching it is deeply flawed in a middle-income country like Argentina.

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VIDEO: What did Argentines Think of Macri’s Speech to Congress?

VIDEO: What did Argentines Think of Macri’s Speech to Congress?

The Indy went to Plaza de Mayo to find out what locals thought of President Macri’s first ‘state of the nation’ speech before Congress and how they assess his first months in office.

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Recap: The Key Points of President Macri’s Speech to Congress

Recap: The Key Points of President Macri’s Speech to Congress

President Mauricio Macri formally opened Congress yesterday with a 62-minute speech that included extensive criticism of the previous government and broad plans for the future. Here are the key points.

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The Search for a Majority: Will Macri Win the Support of Congress?

The Search for a Majority: Will Macri Win the Support of Congress?

President Mauricio Macri will officially open the legislative year today, one that is likely to involve intense political negotiations and bargaining given his lack of majority in Congress.

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On This Day in… 1946: Argentina Elects President Juan Domingo Perón

On This Day in… 1946: Argentina Elects President Juan Domingo Perón

Matthew Smith looks back at the first electoral victory of Juan Domingo Perón 70 years ago, a day that would change Argentine politics forever.

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