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The July summit of South America’s six-nation Mercosur group brought no progress in negotiations on a trade agreement with the European Union. While stagnant economies on both sides of the Atlantic could benefit from a pact, Brazil and Argentina, which have pursued highly protectionist regimes, must first reconcile their differences. A new government in Argentina m...
Dr. Joseph S. Tulchin
As Argentina’s President, Cristina Kirchner, comes to the end of her term, she has shown no signs of leadership in attempting to deal with the economic mess her country is in. She does not appear to be interested in supporting any of the serious potential candidates in her own party who would like to succeed her and has called on her followers to find a progressive...
Argentina’s president, Cristina Kirchner, looks besieged as she loses support from the electorate and is beset with mounting financial and economic problems. Rivals are already bidding to take over her Justicialist Party’s leadership, but all the signs are that she will battle to keep her place. The course of action she chooses in this crisis could determine Argent...