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Cristina’s Misleading Comments about her Candidacy

Cristina’s Misleading Comments about her Candidacy

Three months ago, the president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner said defiantly: “Has anyone heard me say that I am going to run for re-election in 2011?” As of yesterday, the answer is yes.

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Fear and Loathing in Buenos Aires

Fear and Loathing in Buenos Aires

Though statistics suggest Buenos Aires is a relatively safe city, there is an pervading sense that crime is everywhere. Patricia Di Filippo asks: just how safe or unsafe really is the Argentine capital?

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Candidates and Controversy: Argentina’s Provincial Elections

Candidates and Controversy: Argentina’s Provincial Elections

On, Sunday 10th April, Salta became the third Argentine province to vote for a new governor. Anna Hill takes a look at what’s happened so far.

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Argentina’s Apples to Brazil’s Oranges

Argentina’s Apples to Brazil’s Oranges

Kyle Younker investigates the relationship between Argentina and it’s northern neighbour, Latin America’s unchallenged behemoth, Brazil.

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Is there Hope for Haiti?

Is there Hope for Haiti?

A year after Haiti’s earthquake that left many of the islands citizens drowning in rubble, Rachel Hall investigates what the future may hold for the poorest country in the Americas.

Posted in Analysis, News From Latin America, TOP STORY1 Comment

Denial is Not Just a River in Egypt

Denial is Not Just a River in Egypt

Prices continue to rise rapidly, but the government is standing by its policy of understating inflation and denying that a problem even exists. Why?

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Twitter in Argentina: A Political Battleground

Twitter in Argentina: A Political Battleground

With presidential elections on the horizon, Hugo Passarello Luna takes a look at the growing use of Twitter for debate, and more, in Argentine politics.

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Lula’s Legacy

Lula’s Legacy

Eight years ago Luiz Inacio ‘Lula’ da Silva, was inaugurated as Brazil’s president. He leaves office having seen Brazil become a country transformed. Mark Orton looks into Lula’s legacy.

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Budget Breakdown: What Happens in 2011?

Budget Breakdown: What Happens in 2011?

A presidential decree issued this week confirmed that the country will head into 2011, and towards crucial elections, without a democratically-approved budget plan for the year. Marc Rogers looks at the fallout.

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Soldati Conflict: A Botched Response

Soldati Conflict: A Botched Response

The events involving the taking of Parque Indoamericano are not difficult to explain. However, the subsequent political reactions—at least until the agreement on Tuesday—are impossible to understand.

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