A Brazilian man was arrested on Thursday in Buenos Aires after attempting to shoot Argentine Vice-President Cristina Fernandez in the vicinity of her home, when a vigil was being held in her support, as confirmed to the press by the country's Security Minister, Anibal Fernandez. The president of Argentina, Alberto Fernandez, declared a national holiday for Friday and said: “This event is extremely serious, it is the most serious that has happened since we have recovered our democracy.”
Argentine President Alberto Fernández has been heavily criticized by Human Rights Watch (HRW) for his stance regarding Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro and his government's unclear record in that regard.
Argentina’s ruling coalition is showing signs of strain just 10 months into power, further complicating the nation’s challenge to climb out of a deep recession while President Alberto Fernandez’s popularity dives.
The following opinion column was written by Andres Oppenheimer, an Argentine journalist who has been living in the United States for several decades and is an expert in Latin American affairs.
The junior member of the Argentine opposition coalition criticized the policies implemented to address the Falklands/Malvinas by the governments of presidents Carlos Menem, and Nestor and Cristina Kirchner.
Peronism will return to power in Argentina from Tuesday. The political force will do it in the hands of the elected President, Alberto Fernández, who will go to the Casa Rosada, the presidential headquarters, at noon after presenting the oath in the Congress to the outgoing vice president, Gabriela Michetti
Argentina's political future seems to be no mystery regarding the upcoming October 27 presidential elections. So much so that First Lady Juliana Awada's snap trip Sunday to Madrid citing entertainment and social engagements was announced by the media as a preparation for a post December 10 exile that looks inevitable after the outcome of the August 11 primaries.
Buenos Aires Federal Judge Claudio Bonadio has again asked the Upper House to strip Senator Cristina Fernández de Kirchner off her parliamentary immunity so that she can be placed under pretrial detention for her alleged involvement as gang leader in the so-called “notebooks corruption scandal.”
Argentina's presidential front-runner Alberto Fernandez is on a tightrope between the interventionist policies of his better-known running mate Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and the stumbling free-market reforms of incumbent Mauricio Macri.
Argentine markets ended the week on a high after capital controls helped arrest a sharp plunge in the peso currency and local bond prices, but investors said the outlook remained shaky amid swirling political and financial uncertainty.