From Argentina and Latin America

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.

Domesticated Justice: Why are More Dictatorship Criminals Being Granted House Arrest?

Dozens of ex-military officials convicted or accused of committing crimes against humanity during the 1976-83 dictatorship have been granted house arrest this year, prompting concern that this reflects a broader shift in human rights policy.

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.