Despite not being the focal point of the day, former Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner stole the spotlight during Javier Milei's inauguration as the new President of Argentina, with a series of gestures that drew attention. Among them was a particularly unusual move as she entered the National Congress at noon.Add your comment!
Separate court rulings issued Tuesday in Buenos Aires seemed to accommodate former President Mauricio Macri's agenda, thus heralding the times to come after Javier Milei's Dec. 10 inauguration.
In an event marking togetherness within the ruling Unión por la Patria front ahead of this year's presidential elections, the first segment of the President Néstor Kirchner gas pipeline was inaugurated Sunday in Salliqueló, in the province of Buenos Aires.
By Mordechai Taji
Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (CFK) did not announce on Thursday anyone's candidacy - hers or not - for this year's elections. She did not do it with her voice. But by her side were her son, Deputy Máximo Kirchner, Interior Minister Wado De Pedro, and Economy Minister Sergio Massa. It was a visual message: two of those three will most likely be on one of the tickets to be presented in the primary, mandatory, simultaneous, and open elections (PASO). She also confirmed that she would not run and frustrated the hopes of some unconditional faithful, who expected her to change her mind.
Former Uruguayan President José Pepe Mujica said Argentines have long lost confidence in their currency; hence the jump of the blue (a euphemism for black market) dollar.
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.