Argentina


Argentinian Protests Over New Mining Laws

Over the past week, protests have sprung up in Argentina over a controversial new mining law passed by the government. Titled ‘Law 7722’ and first passed in 2002, the legislation recently added an amendment on December 21st, giving the green light for increased mining in the Mendoza province. The protests […]


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 […]


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 […]


Mass Protests Against ‘G20 Circus’ In Argentina

This past weekend, leaders of the world’s most advanced economic powers gathered in Buenos Aires, Argentina for the 2018 G20 Summit, the first to be held in a Latin American country. As the summit commenced, thousands took to the streets to bring attention to a range of concerns including workers’ […]


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 […]