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The Trumpification of the Latin American Right

South American conservatives have an unlikely new role model in fighting “left-wing fatigue.” 17 April 2018   Andrew Mullins  BY OMAR G. ENCARNACIÓN http://foreignpolicy.com/2018/04/16/the-trumpification-of-the-latin-american-right/ Brazilian president Michel Temer (L) and Argentine President Mauricio Macri arrive to pose for the official picture at the end of the Mercosur Summit in mendoza, on July …

Reynaldo Bignone, Argentina’s Last Military Dictator, Dies at 90

Andrew Leonard 12 March 2018 https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/09/obituaries/reynaldo-bignone-argentinas-last-military-dictator-dies-at-90.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Famericas&action=click&contentCollection=americas&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront Reynaldo Bignone, a former Argentinian General,  has died from heart failure while under house arrest. Mr. Bignone was convicted alongside three other Generals of illegal imprisonment, torture and killing and disappearing thousands of people ranging from babies to prisoners of war. Eight days before …

Argentine president bans family members in government

Makiah Faulks President Mauricio Macri bans nepotism in the government and plans to cut positions appointed by the minister. The president’s new plan also states that government employees will not be receiving raises this year. This change in the government is an economic and cultural change as stated by President Macri. …

Venezuela Slams Nations for “Meddling” Over Protest Call

“Venezuela Slams Nation for “Meddling” Over Protest Call.” News, April 18, 2017, sec. Latin America & Caribbean. http://www.bbc.com/news/Veworld-latin-america-39629041. Delcy Rodriguez, Venezuela’s Foreign Minister, criticized a joint communique by 11 Latin American countries that called on Venezuela’s government to “guarantee the right to peace protest,” as “rude meddling” on their part. The 11 …

Mexico Ready to Play the Corn Card in Trade Talks

Daniel Levay Corn is considered Mexico’s most important agricultural crop that is most often imported from the United States and used in goods like livestock feed and tortillas. The Mexican government is using it as leverage during NAFTA renegotiation’s by planning to buy more from Brazil and Argentina and increase …

Argentinian President Reaches Across the Aisle

Elisha Sese-Khalid This article is about the newly elected Conservative Argentinian President Mauricio Macri meeting with both conservatives and liberals throughout the country. Some of the politicians that the Argentinian President met with includes: former Chilean president Sebastián Piñera; centre-right political leader Aécio Neves of Brazil, wife of jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo …

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