Tag Archives: Argentina

Kissinger’s Obsession Enabled a Dictatorship That Still Haunts Chile

Plenty of Chileans still despise Kissinger. On news of his death at the age of 100 on Nov. 29, 2023, Juan Gabriel Valdes, Chile’s ambassador to the U.S., summed up that sentiment when he posted in Spanish on X, the platform previously known as Twitter: “A man has died whose historical brilliance never managed to conceal his profound moral misery.”

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How Extreme Energy Leads to Extreme Politics

Authorities in Argentina and beyond are cracking down on indigenous communities that protest resource extraction — while re-writing laws to promote fossil fuels.

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Can Argentina Capitalize on its Vast Shale Reserves?

Argentina holds the world's second largest shale gas and fourth largest shale oil reserves. Yet unlike the production boom unleashed by the shale revolution in the US, its vast shale plays have remained comparatively idle. Politics and economics are largely to blame.

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Latin America: Vulnerability of Migrants Continues

Economic opportunity stimulates migration but recipient countries create obstacles for foreigners to stay.

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A Tear for Argentina

Argentina's latest debt trauma shows that the global system for sovereign-debt workouts remains badly in need of repair. Deepening domestic debt markets -– and perhaps change along the lines proposed by the IMF –- is sorely needed.

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Dreaming South American Energy Integration

Simón Bolívar, the South American independence hero who hoped to weave the continent into a single nation, would shudder at the disintegration that prevails today in the continent’s energy sector. Surely he would understand that no community can be built on so fragmented a foundation. Peru has gas, which it sells to Mexico. Bolivia also has gas, but it has …

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China and Latin America: Connected and Competing

The Global Rise of China The rise of China has stolen more headlines than any other global issue these days, stirring up questions about what China’s growing prominence really means, and how – more than why – it affects the world. While the rise of previous global powers took decades, if not centuries, China’s rise has been spectacularly fast and …

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