Mauricio Macri

americas

An Argentine civil rights heroine is embroiled in an alleged scam

Hebe de Bonafini — one of the original Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo who defied the military dictatorship in the 1970s — insists she is being targeted because of her constant criticism of President Mauricio Macri.
Alan Hernandez
8.5.16
americas

Emergency measures haven’t slowed rising violence against women in Mexico State

One year on from the declaration of a “gender alert,” things are looking as bad, or even worse, for women in Mexico’s most populated state.
Alan Hernandez
7.28.16
americas

Argentina's Ex-President Wants Everyone to Know She's Not Scared of Corruption Probes

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s defiance was on display this week when she told 15,000 supporters, who had accompanied her to a court hearing, that she will never bow to the political persecution she says are behind the allegations.
Gaston Cavanagh
4.14.16
americas

The Panama Papers Claim Their First Head in Latin America — A Transparency Activist

The resignation of the head of the Chilean chapter of Transparency International comes as the president of neighboring Argentina is struggling to convince public opinion that he has nothing to hide over his involvement in offshore companies.
Nicolás Ríos and Gaston Cavanagh
4.5.16
americas

The Panama Papers: Rising Pressure and Lots of Denials, but Little Shock in Latin America

Argentina’s President Macri, a businessman linked to a previous scandal that involved Mexico’s President Peña Nieto, and a slew of Brazilian politicians, stand out among the Latin Americans named in the massive leak.
Jo Tuckman and Alan Hernández
4.4.16
americas

Marchers Condemn Obama's Visit on the 40th Anniversary of Argentina's Dictatorship

Argentina remembered the victims of the country’s 1976 to 1982 dictatorship on the 40th anniversary of the coup that started it all with a massive march through the capital that was peppered with banners saying "Obama Go Home."
Taylor Dolven
3.25.16
americas

Obama Admits the US Took Too Long to Condemn Human Rights Violations in Argentina

Obama stopped short of apologizing for Washington's early support for the military junta that took power in a coup exactly 40 years ago today.
Reuters News Agency
3.24.16
americas

Obama's Visit to Argentina: A New 'Mature' Chapter in a Complicated Relationship

The visit is seen as a triumph for President Macri’s efforts to rebuild relations with the US after a chilly 12 years, but has also rekindled painful memories of US support for the military dictatorship that took power in Argentina exactly 40 years ago.
Taylor Dolven
3.23.16
argentina

Can Bitcoin Still Thrive in Argentina Without Price Controls?

The official dollar exchange rate, once a major motivation for bitcoin's use, has now been eliminated.
Kari Paul
3.2.16
americas

Argentina’s President Macri Urges Congress to End 15-Year Feud with ‘Vulture Funds’

The deal, announced on Monday, looks set to end one of the most brutal debt battles ever seen between a country and a creditor though some in Argentina see it as a betrayal
Peter Lykke Lind
3.1.16
americas

Activists Fear the History of Argentina's Dirty War Is About to Be Rewritten

Argentina’s new right wing president, Mauricio Macri, dragged his feet over meeting iconic human rights activists and has appeared to question the accepted figure of 30,000 people killed or disappeared during the 1976-83 military dictatorship.
Remi Lehmann
2.29.16
americas

Evo Morales Is No Longer Invincible, But It's Not Because Bolivia Is Moving to the Right

Results so far show Morales losing Sunday’s referendum that could allow him a fourth term, but the leftist president is clinging to the hope that rural votes not yet counted will give him victory in the end.
Simeon Tegel
2.23.16
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