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    Government-Sanctioned Censorship in Argentina

    In a crushing blow to freedom of expression, Argentina’s supreme court upheld government-mandated restrictions on media. The court declared that President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s government has an obligation to prevent public media companies from exercising what the court calls a monopoly over public discourse. In 2009, Argentina’s legislature passed … More

    Argentinian President’s Life-Threatening Surgery Could Mean End for Party Majority

    Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez’s Victory Front coalition party suffered a tremendous loss in Sunday’s elections. Fernandez had hoped her party would win to a two-thirds majority in the congress, but now her party holds barely 50 percent of the seats. Fernandez’s campaign began losing momentum a few weeks ago when … More

    Venezuela Tries to Smuggle Cuban Agents into the U.S.

    Venezuela’s leader, Nicolas Maduro, recently attempted to smuggle a dozen Cuban agents into the United States. Traveling with Maduro to the 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the agents tried to pass themselves off as Venezuelan nationals. They were caught in France carrying fraudulent passports. … More

    Iran, Argentina, Terrorism, and the Non-Truth Commission

    Argentina and Iran have agreed to establish a “truth commission” to investigate the 1994 bombing of the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association. The bombing of the Jewish center in Buenos Aires claimed 85 lives, injured hundreds, and was undoubtedly the work of Iranian-backed terrorists. Two years before, terrorists (also believed to … More

    Celebrating Margaret Thatcher Day in the Falkland Islands

    Today the Falkland Islands are observing Margaret Thatcher Day. Thirty years ago today, during her first visit to the Falkland Islands since its liberation, Thatcher said: Today again the Union Jack flies over Port Stanley, and may it ever fly there. So we in the Falkland Islands and in Great … More

    Argentina: Massive Protests Against Statism and Corruption

    Dubbed by organizers as “the Protest of 8N” (for November 8), thousands—perhaps hundreds of thousands—of Argentines jammed the streets of Buenos Aires last night to protest against President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in Argentina’s biggest anti-government demonstration in years. A spokesman for Buenos Aires’s Justice and Security Ministry estimated the … More

    Argentina: Kirchner's Policies Undermining Economic Growth

    This Friday, the government of Argentina will announce with great fanfare the last payments on “Boden” bonds issued during the so-called corralito. That was the decade-long process imposed in response to the 2001 financial crisis that included a freeze of bank accounts and the forcing of those with dollars to … More

    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

    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