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The prevailing assumption is that a deal will be done. But the clock is ticking, and Argentine behaviour since the Supreme Court decision has been erratic, to put it mildly. Presid...(full article)

What lender in sound mind would agree to renegotiate debt for a troubled nation knowing that some raptor in suspenders, with clever lawyers, could invalidate the whole deal in cour...(full article)

It’s being called a “holy war” with both World Cup finalists hoping for a divine intervention from Rome. But when Argentina and Germany face each other for the Wo...(full article)

It is difficult not to sympathize with the government of Argentina. It says it does not wish to default on its debt, but it is being squeezed by two sets of forces: Argentine domes...(full article)

I am no lawyer, but to me the idea of equal treatment means treating like cases in the same way. Yet creditors who have accepted exchanges and holdouts are not like cases. To force...(full article)

Most Recent Articles

Pope's Silent Diplomacy in Argentina - Andres Oppenheimer, Miami Herald

The pope needs Argentina to be in peace, because he could hardly gain credibility as a major player in much thornier conflicts in the Middle East and other world hot spots if he co...

Which Path Will Brazil Choose? - Jaime Daremblum, RealClearWorld

When Latin America's most-populous nation was awarded the 2014 World Cup back in 2007, it was enjoying strong economic growth and being celebrated as a potential superpower. Brazil...

Why Argentina Struggles for a Lifeline - Jaime Daremblum, Weekly Stand.

Ever since Argentina’s historic 2001–02 default—which followed prior defaults in 1989 and 1982—it has effectively been frozen out of global capital markets. It still owes t...

Cry for Me, Argentina - Roger Cohen, New York Times

In psychological terms — and Buenos Aires is packed with folks on couches pouring out their anguish to psychotherapists — Argentina is the child among nations that neve...

Elliott vs Argentina: 3 Possible Resolutions - Felix Salmon, Reuters

Argentina, as everybody knew it would, has gone to the Supreme Court to appeal the bad (and ignoble) ruling against the country by New York’s Second Circuit. The most likely ...

Argentina's Downward Spiral - Jaime Daremblum, RealClearWorld

Since the early 2000s, tens of millions of people have emerged from poverty in Brazil and Peru; Colombia has transformed itself from a potential failed state into a fast-growing ec...

The Parable of Argentina: 100 Years of Decline - The Economist

A CENTURY ago, when Harrods decided to set up its first overseas emporium, it chose Buenos Aires. In 1914 Argentina stood out as the country of the future. Its economy had grown fa...

Argentina's 'Victorious Decade' Ends with Bust - Tom Hennigan, IT

In 2011, at the height of the euro crisis, Argentina’s president Cristina Kirchner liked to boast that her government’s unorthodox economic model was being studied by those loo...

Latin America's Feeble Economies Break - The Economist

Latin America’s weakest economies are reaching breaking-point....

Latin America's Downward Spiral? - Andres Oppenheimer, Miami Herald

A joke making the rounds in Latin American business circles says Brazil is looking increasingly like Argentina, Argentina is looking increasingly like Venezuela, and Venezuela is l...

Blaming Peronism for All That Ails Argentina - Susana Decibe, Clarin

We seem to find it hard to link the state's shortcomings to corruption or lack of accountability. Without an exemplary administration, nations do not evolve, and ours seems increas...

Francis: The Top Latin American Story of 2013 - Tim Padgett, Miami Hld

The fact that Francis is the first pope from the New World is only half the reason. What matters more is that he’s actually made the title “First Pope From The Americas...

Biggest Losers of 2013 - Walter Russell Mead, The American Interest

What a difference a year makes. The US has been forced to pivot back to the Middle East, and not because things were going well. Al Qaeda is back, having successfully morphed from ...

Francis, Michelle Bachelet and the Market - Carlos Montaner, Miami H'ld

Pope Francis has given his version of the market. It is very negative. He titled it Evangelii Gaudium, or "The Joy of the Gospel." It says that capitalism kills, whereas it is evid...

Monroe Doctrine, RIP? - Jaime Daremblum, RealClearWorld

Kerry's repudiation of the Monroe Doctrine quickly became a major news story in Latin America. Yet most people failed to grasp the larger significance of his speech....

Argentina's Fading Diva - Pola Oloixarac, New York Times

Ms. Kirchner aspires to go into history as Argentina’s biggest reformer, and some of the legislation passed on her watch supports her case, including the Universal Child Allo...

Beginning of the End for the Kirchner Era - Alvaro Llosa, Globe and Mail

Just when Argentine President Cristina Kirchner thought everything that could go wrong with her government had done so, she was diagnosed with a blood clot in her brain. She had to...

Kirchner Stifling Media in Argentina - Roger Noriega, Miami Herald

The Kirchner-controlled congress propagated a media law in 2009 aimed at silencing such critics. President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (successor and, now, widow of N&eac...

Will Argentina Default Yet Again? - Jaime Daremblum, RealClearWorld

On October 8, Argentine President Cristina Kirchner underwent successful emergency surgery for a chronic subdural hematoma that apparently stemmed from a head injury she sustained ...

Weak Universities Hurt Latin America, Spain - Carlos Montaner, MH

The consequence of the phenomenon of reiterative cultures is that they live like parasites, clinging to creative centers established outside their perimeter. To a great degree, the...

An Argentina Without Fernandez? - Raul Gallegos, Bloomberg

After almost six years of Cristinismo -- the nickname for all things related to the president and her policies -- Fernandez is at the center of almost all government decisions in a...

Argentina's Fading Populist - Rathbone & Mander, Financial Times

When Pope Francis held an audience with Cristina Fernández in March, his first with any head of state, the meeting of the two Argentines was a study in contrasts....

Should U.S. Help Britain Keep Its Colonies? - Doug Bandow, Nat'l Interest

British territorial disputes with Argentina and Spain are heating up, leading to demands that Washington support its foremost ally. The issue offers a reminder that military allian...

Gibraltar & Falklands Deny Logic of History - Simon Jenkins, The Guardian

These relics of empire pay hardly any UK tax -- but when the neighbors cut up nasty, they demand the British protect them....

Beware of Hezbollah in New York - Matthew Levitt, New York Post

Next week, European leaders will meet to decide whether to designate the military wing of Iranian-backed Hezbollah a terrorist organization.Banning the group in Europe is long over...

The Case Against 'Free' Education in Chile - Carlos Montaner, Miami Herald

What a hornet's nest. I wrote that it seemed cynical for Chilean university students, adults who presumably are responsible, to insist that others pay for their education and, on t...

Iran's Foreign Policy of Terror Revealed - Farah & Dubowitz, Miami Herald

Earlier this month, Alberto Nisman of Argentina, the special prosecutor responsible for investigating the Iranian-planned 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires that kille...

Iran's Latin America Strategy - Emanuele Ottolenghi, Jerusalem Post

Iran's booming relations with the Bolivarian republics - Bolivia, Ecuador and Venezuela - are well documented. Since 2005, Iran's outgoing president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, visited L...

Argentina or Venezuela: Which Deserves Reset? - Ana Baron, Clarin/WC

The meeting between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Venezuelan counterpart, Elias Jaua, was certainly one of the most significant during the recent annual assembly of th...

Money Laundering: Argentina's Plan to Save Economy - Doug Farah, FP

Argentina's President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has hit on a novel way to try to alleviate her self-inflicted economic free fall and acute shortage of hard currency -- ...

Iran's Latin American Terror Network - David Barnett, Long War Journal

On May 29, Alberto Nisman, the Argentine prosecutor who investigated the 1994 AMIA bombing, issued a 500-page indictment that accused Iran of establishing terror networks through...

How Is Latin America? Could Be Better - Carlos A. Montaner, Miami H'ld

How's Latin America? It depends. In my opinion, its performance is mediocre. It could be a lot better....

No Clear Leader of Latin America Left - Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald

Venezuelans will head to the polls April 14 to elect a successor to the late President Hugo Chávez. While Nicolás Maduro, Chávez’s handpicked candidate, ...

Falklands: Small Islands, Big Questions - William Ratliff, Defining Ideas

The minimum formula might be for Britain and the Falklanders to recognize (without acceding to) Argentina’s claim. All parties could then agree to a multi-decade cooling-off peri...

When in Political Trouble, Call the Pope - Alex Berezow, RealClearWorld

Populist Argentinian President Cristina Kirchner -- under whose auspices the nation has experienced a 26 percent inflation rate and riots in December -- is facing quite a bit of po...

Pope Francis the Politician - Roberto Guareschi, Project Syndicate

Latin America will no doubt be one of Francis’s priorities. But first he must reestablish the Catholic Church’s moral authority, which has been badly damaged by the sca...

Pope Francis Faces Fallout from Argentina's Dirty War - Toronto Star

Decades later Argentines are still raw from the loss of 30,000 lives in a ‘dirty war,’ and their anguish has cast a shadow on the papacy....

The Pope's Dirty Past - Christopher Dickey, The Daily Beast

The so-called “Dirty War” in Argentina ended 30 years ago. But the trials of the Argentine military men accused of monstrous crimes during that time go on. On Thursday...

Argentina's Dirty War Casts Pall over New Pope - Christopher Dickey, TDB

Questions persists about how newly named Pope Francis behaved during the violence of Argentina's civil war....

Falkland Islands Reject Argentina, 99.8% - Jose Cardenas, Shadow Gov.

Residents of the Falklands Islands in the South Atlantic went to the polls over the past two days to deliver a resounding rejection of Argentina's bullying campaign to assert a ...

Falklands Vote a British Colonial Farce - Seumas Milne, The Guardian

The vote for British rule in the Falklands referendum dodges the point. It's time for a negotiated settlement with Argentina....

Sorry Obama, Falklands Stay British - Robert Taylor, American Spectator

Britain has fought side by side with the U.S. for the last decade in Iraq and Afghanistan. So you would have thought that President Obama might offer Britain a little support on it...

Falklands Vote Will Change Few Minds in Argentina - The Economist

Few Falklanders have much expectation that the result of the referendum will change the minds of those who are already determined not to listen to them. But that is not its aim as ...

The Falkland Islanders Do Exist - Nile Gardiner, Telegraph Blogs

“The Falklands Islanders do not exist. What exists is British citizens who live in the Islas Malvinas.” These are the sinister words of Hector Timerman, the deepl...

The Falklands' Ridiculous Referendum - Roy Greenslade, Greenslade Blog

Let me take a wild guess at the result of the Falklands referendum - yes, 100% of the British citizens taking part in this farcical exercise would like the islands to remain a Brit...

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