Argentina Intimidates Chilean Airline

Argentina has a history of disrespecting private property, especially under the Kirchner administration. Kristina Fernandez’s administration nationalized Aerolíneas Argentinas in 2008. And so it came as little surprise to outside observers, when Argentinian officials gave a Chilean airline a 10 day ultimatum to evacuate their hangar in Jorge Newbery, one of the country’s busiest airports…

Longing for Dominion Over the South Atlantic

Argentina and Britain have endured a spat over the Falkland Islands since the beginning of the nineteenth century. The resentment from Argentinians has only increased with the discovery of the potential of oil in the region. Matthew Omolesky explores the history of this bickering in his article “Behind a Quilt of Mist,” and explains the…

Judges Vindicate Economists in Argentina

The administration of Cristina Fernández has been increasingly under fire by opposition forces, as her Peronist policies have predictably driven the economy into the ground, after irresponsible debt defaults, runaway inflation, and private sector takeovers. Her government has drawn accusations of fascism, as her government has even taken steps to control the independence of the press, and stifle unfavorable economic reports.…

Hot Mic Leads to Spat Between Uruguay and Argentina

Uruguay’s colorful president, José Mujica, was caught speaking making a candid, and decidedly undiplomatic observations by a hot mic, regarding Argentina’s president and her late husband, during a radio interview on April the 4th. Tensions between Argentina and Uruguay have been on the rise, due to protectionist rules put in place by Cristina Fernández, intended…

Argentina Taxes Vacations to Uruguay

Uruguay is a tiny nation on the Atlantic sandwiched between a behemoth to the north (Brazil), and Argentina to the south. Argentina has twelve times the population of Uruguay, sitting on a land mass fifteen times larger. And so, the decision  last Monday by the government of Cristina Fernández in Argentina to raise taxes on most tourism…

Falkland Islanders Uninterested in Becoming Argentinian

Between 1600, and 1820, the Falkland Islands were been claimed by the Dutch, French, British, Spanish, and finally, the nation which would become Argentina. Due to the ambiguity of peace treaties during those years, multiple nations have often claimed the islands, but the United Kingdom has occupied the islands since 1833. In 1982, the ruling military…