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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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What This Coup Anniversary Means in a ‘New Era’ for Argentina

What This Coup Anniversary Means in a ‘New Era’ for Argentina

For Argentina to remain a pioneer in human rights policy, it must preserve the memory of a dark past and defend citizen rights against new limitations introduced in the name of security.

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Why We Should Stop Calling it Argentina’s ‘Dirty War’

Why We Should Stop Calling it Argentina’s ‘Dirty War’

Forty years on from the military coup that started Argentina’s darkest chapter of history, it’s time for international media and governments to stop using the misleading term: a ‘Dirty War’.

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Recap: Evaluating the Scioli v Macri Presidential Debate

Recap: Evaluating the Scioli v Macri Presidential Debate

A look back at some of the key moments, exchanges, and disputes in Sunday’s presidential debate, which despite some flaws grabbed the attention of the nation.

Posted in Current Affairs, Election 2015, Opinion, TOP STORY1 Comment

Argentina vs Vulture Funds: Wishing Won’t Make It So

Argentina vs Vulture Funds: Wishing Won’t Make It So

An article describing how President Obama could end Argentina’s default saga has gone viral, even cited by President Fernández in a televised speech. Trouble is, says Jeff Herzbach, it’s not entirely true.

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Editorial: On Lynchings, The Media, and Missed Opportunities

Editorial: On Lynchings, The Media, and Missed Opportunities

Marc Rogers looks back at the reactions to the wave of lynchings that gripped the country over the last week.

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Buenos Aires Gears Up for BAFICI 2014

Buenos Aires Gears Up for BAFICI 2014

Film writer Wendy Gosselin offers an overview of the upcoming BAFICI (2nd-13th April) along with a list of some of the most anticipated films of the festival’s 16th edition.

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Do you think Argentina has a prison escape epidemic on its hands?

The Argentina Independent hit the streets to find out the public’s opinion on the high number of prison escapes.

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What do you think about the elections in Honduras?

The Indy took to the streets the weekend of the Honduran election to see what porteños had to say about the different candidates.

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