Tag: cristina fernandez de kirchner

Cristina Will Run (and Probably Win)

A little less than three years ago, LatAmThought wrote a commentary questioning the viability of the at that time new Kirchner administration. CFK was less than one year…

Cristina and the Campo: Round Nine

EFE has a detailed report on a fresh round of protests by Argentina’s agricultural sector. It is the ninth such strike since March 2008, when a tax increase…

Argentine Government Increases Advertising Spend

In a nation famous worldwide for its creativity – in fields as varied as literature, cinema, and official economic statistics – an increase in advertising spend could be…

Round 2 for Cristina and El Campo

“This is it” Analia declared in a hushed voice equal parts frustration and disbelief. “The people won’t support this government’s greed any longer.” Analia, a middle-class Argentine who…

Argentina’s Recent Debt Payment

The news on 2 September that the Argentine government paid back close to US$7 billion dollars in debt to foreign creditors came as a surprise. This is the…

The Viability of the Current Kirchner Administration

When Cristina Fernández de Kirchner replaced her husband on 10 December 2007 as president of Argentina, she inherited a relatively favorable position in Argentine politics. On the heels…

Protests Continue in Argentina as Citizens Take to the Streets

On July 15, 2008, one could hear the rumblings of the pro-Kristina rally from several blocks away. It began as a deep reverberation, like a distant earthquake. Getting…

Cristina, the Church, and Ciudad Juárez: A Survey of Women’s Issues in Latin America

As someone concerned with women’s issues, I thought it might be a good idea to step back from narrow policy discussions and consider women in Latin America more…