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Wednesday , 19 June 2019

Category: Politics and Society

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  • Case Study: Libertad y Progreso

    Case Study: Libertad y Progreso

    Atlas Network - In Argentina, one case of a merger success is the Libertad y Progreso Foundation (L&P). This organization emerged in May 2011 as a result of the merger of three ...

  • Argentina presidential election taking shape

    Argentina presidential election taking shape

    A clearer picture is emerging in Argentina of who plans to run for president and who aims to ride shotgun. Just several weeks after populist former president Cristina Fernández de ...

  • What is populism?

    What is populism?

    Emilio Ocampo - It can be useful to view populism as the painless, simplistic and arbitrary “solution” to society’s structural problems  that a charismatic and opportunistic politi ...

  • Macri, Bolsonaro: Signing of EU-Mercosur free-trade deal is ‘imminent’

    Macri, Bolsonaro: Signing of EU-Mercosur free-trade deal is ‘imminent’

    Controversial Brazilian leader visits Argentina for the first time as president, as protesters take to streets. Talks with President Macri focus on Mercosur, boosting respective ec ...

Will This Election Mark the End of Peronism?

Will This Election Mark the End of Peronism?

In its 72 years of history this movement has been declared dead several times. Will it survive the latest one? What transformation will we see?   The Peronism Movement has su ...

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From Polarization to Persecution: Lessons from Argentina’s Media War

From Polarization to Persecution: Lessons from Argentina’s Media War

President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner delivers a speech at Buenos Aires’ Plaza de Mayo, April 2008.   On July 2nd, Donald Trump tweeted an edited video of himself beating ...

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No, Growth is Not a Result of Demand

No, Growth is Not a Result of Demand

Counterintuitive  Economics The  Keynesian fallacy fails to take into account basic economic logic. Yesterday evening I was invited by facundo Ramirez to the "Universidad Nacional ...

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Cristina Gives an Interview

Cristina Gives an Interview

She’s back. After slowing down for a few weeks after the primaries, the campaign for October’s midterm elections has resumed and Cristina Kirchner, former president and candidate ...

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The Lost Honor of Latin America’s Hard Left

The Lost Honor of Latin America’s Hard Left

 As right-wing dictators wreaked havoc on Latin America during the last century, left-wing movements played a major role in the struggle for democracy. At that time, such movement ...

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The Infernal Business of Social Programs

The Infernal Business of Social Programs

Roberto Cachanosky explains why ending poverty poverty and social plans would be the worst possible business for politicians.   Social plans became a big business for Kirchner's g ...

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Solzhenitsyn’s Russian Revolution

Solzhenitsyn’s Russian Revolution

A grant from an anonymous donor is enabling the late Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s epic cycle of novels about the Russian Revolution – a work which was the Soviet dissident writer’s “l ...

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Electoral Dance

Electoral Dance

On Sunday Argentina went through primaries for October’s midterm elections, and the big news was the continuous success of the Cambiemos alliance. Cambiemos performed much better ...

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Nothing is Free: Building 3 000 Kindergartens Isn’t Either

Nothing is Free: Building 3 000 Kindergartens Isn’t Either

  In September 2016,  I published an article for this webpage entitled "Nothing is Free: Building 3 000 Kindergartens Isn't Either" in which I predicted that the ambitious and lau ...

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ROSENDO FRAGA: “Cambiemos Chances of Winning are Around 60%, but Cristina may Still Improve Her Performance and Win the Election”

ROSENDO FRAGA: “Cambiemos Chances of Winning are Around 60%, but Cristina may Still Improve Her Performance and Win the Election”

Political analyst and protagonist of Libertad y Progreso’s Breakfast Cycle, Rosendo Fraga, estimated that Cambiemos has a 60% chance of winning in the legislative elections this y ...

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