Argentina


Rappi Or No Rappi? The Case Of Delivery Apps In Latin America

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been great controversy with regards to the role of delivery apps like Uber Eats, Rappi, Glovo, and PedidosYa in Latin America. In countries like Argentina where delivery drivers have been granted the permission to circulate freely, people have shown concern about […]


COVID-19 In Latin America

What might happen in Latin America with weak economies, fragile public health systems, high rates of unemployment, and huge inefficiencies in the delivery of other public services, if the continent reaches a peak in the cases of coronavirus infections? Timeline Of Outbreak The first case of COVID-19 in Latin America […]


International Crackdown On Hezbollah On 25th Anniversary Of Bombing

July 18th, 2019 marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, Argentina by Hezbollah. According to The New York Times, on the twenty-fifth anniversary of this tragedy, Argentina designated Hezbollah as a terrorist organization. As part of this designation, Argentina ordered a […]


South American Trade Bloc Signs ‘Historic’ Trade Deal With EU

After nearly 20 years of negotiations, the South American bloc, Mercosur has agreed to draft a free-trade treaty with the European Union. The two parties have been negotiating since 2000, but the election of United States President Donald Trump intensified efforts to reach an agreement due to the EU freezing […]


Power Outages In Argentina And Uruguay – A New Kind Of Humanitarian Crisis?

Early on 16 June, a power outage in Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, parts of Paraguay, and southern Brazil, was felt by over 48 million people. Both Argentina and Uruguay were left in darkness until supply began to return in the early afternoon. While the power failure was reportedly due to a […]


Indigenization Of Politics: Mapuche Oppression In Chile And Argentina

Two high-profile cases of both the Chilean and Argentinian military killing Mapuche activists, during covert operations, have failed to escape the limelight. Camilo Catrillanca was shot in the back of the head on November 2018 by Chilean Special Police Operations Group (G.O.P.E), while he was driving a tractor through his […]


Maduro Denounces EU Calls For Snap Elections

  Recently, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has refused multiple European countries’ requests to hold early elections. Specifically, Britain, France, Germany, and Spain have threatened to recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido as president if an election were not announced by Sunday, February 10th. According to the Washington Post, by noon on […]


Argentina Pressed To Probe Saudi Prince For War Crimes

The Human Rights Watch has asked Argentina to investigate Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the war crimes in Yemen and for the murder of Turkish journalist Jamal Khashoggi. According to Al Jazeera, Argentina’s constitution grants universal jurisdiction for war crimes and torture. Thus, they can have their judicial authorities […]


G20 Summit: The Saudi Crown Prince’s Diplomatic Test

This weekend, from Friday, November 30th to Sunday, December 2nd, the annual G20 summit has been taking place in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The summit marked the Saudi Crown Prince’s first major international diplomatic test since the murder of Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, on October 2nd. Mohammed bin Salman, or MbS as he […]


Argentine Prosecutors Seek To End Saudi Crown Prince’s Impunity Ahead Of G20 Summit

Possible criminal charges are being investigated against Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman by Argentine authorities, as the Group of 20 (G20) international world leaders summit approaches this week in Buenos Aires. On Monday, The New York Times reported that the inquiry being conducted will centre not only on […]


Argentina’s Macri Raises Taxes, Axes Ministries After Peso Plunge

Argentinian President Mauricio Macri announced a range of policies last Monday, including new taxes on exports and the removal of over half of the government’s ministries. These emergency measures are a part of a campaign to calm markets and restore confidence in the Argentinian peso, which has lost more than […]


Argentina’s Senate Rejects Bill To Legalize Abortion

On August 9th, the Argentinian senate narrowly defeated a bill that would have legalized abortion in the nation. After long hours of grueling debate, 38 senators voted against and 31 in favour, with two abstentions and one absentee. Currently, Argentina permits abortion in cases of rape or if the pregnancy […]