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Argentina: Odebrecht Scandal Arrives, Casting Shadows Over Politicians

As a presidential candidate in 2015, Macri emphasized the perils of a corrupt administration and its negative impacts on the nation. In this light, he repeatedly decried manipulated data issued by the national statistics agency (INDEC) and former President Cristina Kirchner, as well as her cabinet and allies. By contrast, Macri promised to clean up

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Argentina: Another Kirchner in Crisis: Unrest in Santa Cruz Province

A deepening social and economic crisis in the southern province of Santa Cruz has grabbed public attention in Argentina. The drama is particularly notable because Governor Alicia Kirchner (see our Personality of the Week), an ally and sister-in-law of former President Cristina Kirchner, is in the spotlight. The root of Santa Cruz’s crisis is a

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Argentina: The Supreme Court’s “Two-for-One” Decision: Implications for the Midterms

The Argentine Supreme Court decided on 3 May that Luis Muina (see our Personality of the Week), a former officer sentenced to 13 years in prison in 2011 for his involvement in torture and kidnapping during the country’s 1976-1983 military dictatorship, is eligible to be released. In a narrow three-two decision, the court decided that