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Argentine society is responding strongly to Javier Milei’s radical policies.
A protester in Buenos Aires holds the flag of indigenous peoples.
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The ultra-right Javier Milei has already set back environmentalism by decades.
Argentina’s new president, Javier Milei, arrives at the seat of government in Buenos Aires, accompanied by his sister Karina, on Dec. 10, 2023.
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Some aspects of Argentine President Javier Milei’s programme resemble the far right, but others do not. Without excluding him from this movement, we should recognize there are differences.
Vendors at work on a bustling Ciudad del Este street packed with stalls.
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A smuggling crackdown has threatened the livelihoods of the people who are just scraping by in this South American arbitrage economy.
Javier Milei after being sworn in as the new president of Argentina in Devember.
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The protests against Javier Milei have lready begun.
Depending on the region, rising temperatures can have negative or positive effects on wine quality.
While the notion of terroir has long been the foundation of European wine, research in the 1930s in the US began to reveal the link between climate and wine.
Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet greets U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in 1976.
It’s hard to overestimate the role Henry Kissinger played in Chile. A former Chilean diplomat describes the mark that the powerful statesman made in his country and elsewhere in the Global South.
Javier Melei in Buenos Aires during the election campaign.
The right of Argentinians to work and travel looks to be under threat, as the new president threatens to leave a regional agreement.
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The maverick ‘anarcho-capitalist’ faces huge challenges as he sets out to completely remodel the Argentinian economy.
Milei speaks at his campaign committee shortly after his victory in Sunday’s election: expectations that the radical president-elect will be moderate may not materialise.
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Milei won in 20 of the country’s 23 provinces. Tired of more than a decade of economic stagnation, Argentinians chose a radical ultra-liberal, who will need to articulate himself without losing his “anti-system” legitimacy
The hand that wields the chain saw looks set to carry the crown.
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Argentinians will vote in a new president on Oct. 22, 2023. But the front-runner’s plans to slash health funding might find resistance.
Radical conservative Javier Milei is ahead in polls to become next president.
The IMF’s US57 billion bailout to Argentina in 2018 was the biggest loan it has ever extended.
Relatives of those who disappeared under the Pinochet regime demand information about their loved ones in Santiago, Chile, in 2000.
State-sponsored disappearance plays into the most primal of human fears – to vanish without a trace. The modern era started with Chile’s US-backed coup on September 11 1973
Temperature anomaly on Wednesday August 2 2023. Red areas of Chile and northern Argentina are much hotter than the long-term average for this time of year.
Parts of Argentina and the Chilean Andes experienced some of their highest temperatures on record.
Some of our cultural conceptions of wine, including its authenticity, stem from the commercial nature of the product.
Wine has been a commercial product for 3,000 years. Paradoxically, many of the cultural ideas we have about wine today actually come from its commercial history.
Lithium, essential for EV batteries, could be South America’s white gold.
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China is a major investor in Latin America’s renewable energy and critical minerals like lithium, but countries like Chile are also taking steps to secure their own clean energy future.
Former Uruguay president Juan María Bordaberry was convicted in 2010 of human rights violations and given a 30-year sentence.
Argentina has convicted more people for its dictatorship-era crimes than Uruguay has.
Lula and Modi walking a new diplomatic path.
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Brazil and India are among the countries pointedly not taking sides over the war in Ukraine. But this is not the nonaligned movement of yesteryear.
Can international courts help address the costs and causes of climate change?
Governments and activist groups are bringing environmental issues to international courts. They argue that the impact of climate change and environmental issues affect human rights.
The successful courting of Honduras is the latest example of China’s influence in Latin America.
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As US influence in Latin America has waned, Beijing has been able to expand business interests in the region on the back of shady practices.