Argentina’s aspirations of becoming world leader in lithium production raises questions pertaining to whether the benefits will trickle down to the local communities.
Women can become invisible subjects in a context where the city is a political territory for making citizenship. That is why women often have to build their citizenship by taking risks.
Thousands took to the streets of the capital Buenos Aires and around the country, banging pots and pans and blaring car horns.
A sound detected underwater by an international agency on the morning of November 15, around the time the ARA San Juan sent its last signal and in the same area, was “consistent with an explosion,” a navy spokesman said.
Since the loss of the Falklands War to Britain in 1982 and the fall of the dictatorship the following year, military spending in Argentina has fallen from 2.16% of gross domestic product (GDP) to a low of 0.87% in 2011.
If the German-built submarine had sunk or was otherwise unable to rise to the surface since it sent its last signal, it would be winding down its seven-day oxygen supply.
This win strengthens President Mauricio Macri’s position in Congress while dimming prospects for a political comeback by his predecessor, Cristina Fernandez.
One of the main social demands in the South American country is greater transparency on the part of the authorities.
Neither Macri nor Temer are achieving what they had promised, and in other countries, the panorama does not correspond to what the right was hoping for.
Foreign ministers of Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Brazil urged Maduro to release prisoners and immediately start a political transition.
Argentineans are determined to not forgive or forget the criminals who killed or disappeared more than 30,000 people.
The case of Luis Muiña, a civilian in prison for his participation in kidnappings and torture in 1976, sparked the massive protest demonstrations in Argentina over the past week.
With some of the world’s biggest shale oil and gas reserves, can Argentina become South America’s Saudi Arabia?
An EU official declined comment on whether the bloc might change policy on the Falkland islands.
The strike came as Macri welcomed hundreds of potential investors and foreign officials to a meeting of the World Economic Forum in Buenos Aires.
By appointing generals to top political posts and hiking defence spending, Donald Trump is imperilling a cherished tenet of the US constitution: civilian control of the military.
People with disabilities lag behind in employment and health indicators across the world. So severe is the issue worldwide that in 2014 the UN created a Special Rapporteur position to examine the problem, which affects many of the one billion people – about 15% of the world’s population – who have some form of disability.
In its annual Corruption Perceptions Index for 2016 the anti-corruption watchdog observed that populist leaders promising to end corruption may in fact be feeding it.
Donald Trump has done what decades of US-led feminism could not: unite women worldwide in solidarity.
New governments were voted in, others struggled through crises, some economies recovered and one country inched closer to peace. Next year brings promise to some, stability to others and continued unrest elsewhere.
A federal judge accused her of crimes “including the deliberate seizure of funds principally meant for public road works.”
Bolivia’s constitution allows for presidents to serve two consecutive terms, although courts have decided that Morales’ first term, from 2006 to 2010, does not count because the country adapted a new constitution in 2009.
There’s truth in the analysis that the rise of right-wing populism is a response to the failures of globalisation. But is it the only response?
The recent violent rape and murder of a 16-year-old Argentinian girl has sparked a region-wide protest movement against sexual violence in Latin America.
Luis Alberto Quijano testified against his father in the La Perla-Ribera mega trial for crimes against humanity committed during Argentina’s dictatorship in the 1970s.
Venezuela’s UN representative Rafael Ramirez called Peru’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s comments on Venezuela’s crisis “a gratuitous attack.”
The UNSC will hold secret ballots until a consensus is reached on a candidate to replace UN chief Ban Ki-moon of South Korea who steps down at the end of 2016 after serving two five-year terms.
In some cases, bills have increased by more than 1,000% after subsidies were removed.
With the world’s economies growing ever more interconnected and the current recession-like conditions in many key economies, India needs to build a robust firewall in the event of a global crisis.
Improving relations with the US and Europe hold the promise of new revenue, but for now Cuba’s economy will suffer as the tide turns against allies.
The descendants of both victims and perpetrators must realise a public apology is neither restitutive nor reparative. But by embodying the promise of future action, it can be transformative.
World financial leaders are sounding a sour note on the global economy, pointing to Britain’s possible exit from the EU, China’s bumpy growth and dissent of interest rates in the euro zone.
Mauricio Macri’s win will inspire the centre-right opposition parties that hope to replace leftist governments in Brazil and Venezuela but it is too early to declare, as some observers are doing, that the result marks the end of the Left in the region.
Update: The election results are out and Daniel Scioli of the ruling Front for Victory won 36.86% of the vote, Mauricio Macri of the Republican Proposal Party secured 34.33% while Sergio Massa got 21.34%. Since Scioli failed to secure 45% of the vote, he will now fight Macri […]
Whoever said that elections are the only time that the vote of the richest citizen is equivalent to that of the poorest needs to start rethinking whether this still holds true.
As Beijing wins friends and buys influence in Latin America with a deft combination of trade and soft power, the US quietly makes a pivot to its ‘backyard. But India remains a marginal player in this vibrant region full of resources and opportunities