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    Argentina: Cristina Ramps Up Protectionism

    Milton Friedman once said that “there is no alternative way, so far discovered, of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can hold a candle to the productive activities that are unleashed by a free enterprise system.” For most people in the world, this is a convincing argument. Not, … More

    Mugged in Buenos Aires: Obama’s Argentine Imbroglio

    On February 10, a U.S., military C-17 touched down in Buenos Aires. On board were eight special forces soldiers and a medic en route to provide a hostage rescue training course for the police of Buenos Aires. Little did they know they would be stepping into a diplomatic ambush. In … More

    Argentina's Paris Club Offer

    The announcement last week by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s government that Argentina intends to repay nearly $9 billion in official sovereign debt—a higher figure than it had said previously that it owed—to other member nations in the Paris Club could be seen as a step forward. But apparently it … More

    Has Argentina’s President Maxed Out Her Credit Cards?

    Looks like Argentina’s President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has to pull her jet up to the “cash only” pump! Yesterday, Argentine thieves riding motorcycles stole $91,000 in dollars and euros that President Kirchner planned to take with her on a trip to the Middle East. Aides say the money was … More

    Life Is Not Pretty in Argentina's Pink House

    Mary O’Grady reported in the December 6 Wall Street Journal that a key Argentine anti-money-laundering unit may have been protecting President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and her late husband, Nestor, from scrutiny and investigation in the area of dirty money. Apparently under the Kirchners, Argentina has become a feeble ally … More

    Copycat Chavistas: Kirchners Seek to Impose Censorship in Argentina

    In the run-up to her (or perhaps husband and former President Nestor Kirchner’s) expected bid for re-election in 2011, Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is flexing her government’s muscles to pressure the media for favorable coverage.  Opposition leaders, however, call it an attempt to silence critics. Fernandez is sending … More

    Hillary Clinton Slaps Britain in the Face Again Over the Falklands

    Back in March I wrote a piece condemning Hillary Clinton’s foolish decision to side with Argentina’s calls for negotiations over the sovereignty of the Falklands. Three months on, she’s done it again. As Damien McElroy reported, the United States joined with the Organisation of American States (OAS) in an unanimously … More

    President Obama’s Refusal to Back Britain on the Falklands is a Disgrace

    The Obama administration’s decision to remain neutral in the dispute between Great Britain and Argentina over the Falkland Islands is a shameful decision that will go down very badly across the Atlantic. As The Times has just reported, Washington has point blank refused to support British sovereignty over the Falklands, … More

    Trouble Brewing in South Atlantic Over Control of Falklands

    Possession of the Falkland/Malvinas Islands in the South Atlantic is again being disputed. The United Kingdom’s 180-year control over the islands and the will of its English-speaking inhabitants as well as the sacrifice of British blood and treasure that reversed the 1982 Argentine aggression give the UK clear possession of … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    Argentina’s leftist protectionist President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner suffered a huge defeat yesterday when the Senate voted 37 to 36 to reject the system of floating-rate taxes that the government imposed in March of this year. The New York Times reports: The new tax system raised taxes on soybeans from … More