From Conciliation To Confrontation: Government Opts To Do Battle With The Unions

The support received from the 1-A march boosted the government's change in rhetoric towards unions, as the first general strike under the Macri administration looms large. Last year, the Macri administration and the CGT umbrella union had a relationship that could be considered somewhat cordial, at least by the standards of Argentine politics. Even though … Sigue leyendo From Conciliation To Confrontation: Government Opts To Do Battle With The Unions

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‘1-A March’ Accentuates Political Polarization In Argentina

The way in which the main leaders of both sides of the political spectrum reacted to the march in support of the government on Saturday illustrates how they have decided to deepen the existing polarization, each appealing to the sectors of society that already support them. As has been happening regularly during the last month, … Sigue leyendo ‘1-A March’ Accentuates Political Polarization In Argentina

How Good Of A Job Is Argentina Really Doing At Accepting Refugees From Syria?

Depends on who you ask and whether you are looking at the national or provincial level. On March 23, the Associated Press (AP) published an article titled “Argentina Welcomes Syria Migrants after Trump Slams Door.” In it, the author highlights the generosity of a relief program currently being carried out in the San Luis Province, noting that … Sigue leyendo How Good Of A Job Is Argentina Really Doing At Accepting Refugees From Syria?

#NoAflojemos: What Cambiemos’ New Slogan Tells Us About This Year’s Campaign

Between the State of the Nation address and the new hashtag, Macri seems to be telling people that he knows things have been hard, but that the country is close to going back to growing. Putting giving up on par with going back to Kirchnerism. President Mauricio Macri posted a picture on Facebook with the … Sigue leyendo #NoAflojemos: What Cambiemos’ New Slogan Tells Us About This Year’s Campaign

Mudslinging On The Campaign Trail: New Leaks And Accusations Steal The Spotlight

Are Macri's statements on the "Correo" scandal being blown out of proportion to make him look bad during an election year? Regardless of which side of the political fence you tend to sit on it looks like campaign season has officially started. During his press conference last week, President Mauricio Macri argued that “a lot … Sigue leyendo Mudslinging On The Campaign Trail: New Leaks And Accusations Steal The Spotlight

The Recent Macri – Correo Argentino Scandal Explained

A prosecutor denounced today that the government accepted to condone a AR $70 billion debt the post office had with the state. The post office is owned by the President's father, Franco. The arguments on both sides. President Mauricio Macri took a substantial hit after becoming embroiled in controversy yesterday when news surfaced that a … Sigue leyendo The Recent Macri – Correo Argentino Scandal Explained

How The Latest Leaked Parrilli Audio Could Affect The Kirchnerite Camp

As more audios of wiretapped calls emerge, more former Kirchnerite officials find themselves compromised as their attempts to pressure members Judicial Branch members become public. What could be the potential legal consequences of this, if they are found guilty of abusing their authority? New controversial audios from phone calls between the former Intelligence Agency (AFI) Head, … Sigue leyendo How The Latest Leaked Parrilli Audio Could Affect The Kirchnerite Camp

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Crashes Mercosur Meeting Prompting Her Counterparts To Leave The Room

Delcy Rodríguez followed through on her promise to attend the Mercosur's meeting between despite not being invited. The trading bloc retaliated by leaving her alone in the room. She then took to Twitter to express her rage. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodríguez probably wasn’t expecting the warmest of welcomes at the Argentine Foreign Ministry’s Mercosur … Sigue leyendo Venezuelan Foreign Minister Crashes Mercosur Meeting Prompting Her Counterparts To Leave The Room

Political Season Finale: Senate Votes Opposition’s Income Tax Bill This Week

The Government expects the Senate to pick its side regarding the income tax bill the opposition passed last week. Macri and his administration say it's "irresponsible" and unsustainable. The opposition claims it's the way forward for millions of workers. Peronists senators will meet today to determine their position. It was a pretty shaky congressional year … Sigue leyendo Political Season Finale: Senate Votes Opposition’s Income Tax Bill This Week

Why Did Janet Reno’s Death Spark A Tweetstorm In Argentina?

The former U.S. attorney general's face was used as the profile picture of one of the most incendiary twitter accounts in the Argentine political world: Dra. Alcira Pignata. Janet Reno, the first female U.S. Attorney General, died today at age 78 due to complications from Parkinson’s disease. Reno held her post between 1993 and 2001 during … Sigue leyendo Why Did Janet Reno’s Death Spark A Tweetstorm In Argentina?