March 14, 2013
Kyle Barron

The United States has long used the Vatican as an instrument of foreign policy in Latin America. As the first pope from the Americas, the election of Jorge Mario Bergoglio could signal a new direction for the Catholic Church.

October 25, 2012
Claire Branigan

Ultimately, gender equality and identity legislation like that in Argentina should be applauded, hailed, and covered by popular media. However, coverage of progressive social legislation warrants just as much critique and journalistic rigor as any article on economics.

August 6, 2012
The New York Times recently published concerns over Venezuela’s entry to Mercosur, Latin America's largest trade bloc. Mercosur purportedly “sets a terrible example for the region” by allowing in a country with “precarious protection of democratic rights,” according to those quoted by the Times. In contrast, the newspaper uses no space in its article to explain the background behind the antidemocratic ouster of Paraguay's president, Fernando Lugo, a reason behind Mercosur's inclusion of Venezuela.
May 2, 2012
On April 19, The Washington Post’s editorial board published a cartoonishly hysterical rant titled “Argentina’s president rejects stepping into the future,” in reaction to the government’s re-nationalization of the Spanish-owned oil company, Repsol YPF.
December 19, 2011
Marina Sitrin

Today is the 10th anniversary of the beginning of the popular rebellion in Argentina. An uprising that with popular power forced out four governments in two weeks. But that was only the beginning. This year, 2011, is also a beginning. Not at all dissimilar from Argentina, this has been a year of popular uprisings, popular power, and new ways of organizing and doing politics.

November 17, 2011
Martín Schorr

Argentina has experienced record economic growth, and the devalued peso, or the “high dollar,” as it is known, is at least partially responsible. But while this financial strategy is widely accepted in Argentina across the political spectrum, it has been profoundly limited.

October 20, 2011
Ed Stocker

Argentine president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is poised to cruise to victory in the country’s presidential elections this Sunday. Although Fernández may now be riding a wave of success, she’s come a long way from the problematic first few years of her administration.

September 25, 2007
José Arico
September 25, 2007
Judith Laikin Elkin
September 25, 2007
Geoffrey Fox


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