Argentina

Argentina's Default Brings Discussions of Economic Domino Effects, Sovereign Debt Settlements, and US Judicial Powers

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 08:00

After two days of intense talks leading up to the extended deadline of July 30th, Argentina was declared in default, its second in 13 years. Although various plans were proposed to avoid this result, such as coupon repayment and Argentine banks buying up the debt, Elliott Management refused any and all proposals to restructure, acting against the other 92% of creditors that accepted reduced repayments in 2005 and 2010.1 If Elliott Management would accept an offer, it would make over 150 times its initial investment.

The New Wave of Poverty and Crime in Buenos Aires

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 08:00

Ever since the economic collapse in 2001, Argentina and the capital city of Buenos Aires have been experiencing a resurgence in poverty that hasn’t been seen since the first wave of migrant urban workers in the 1930’s. In the southern region of Buenos Aires shanty towns are expanding and engulfing private and unused land. These shanty towns are known as “villas miserias,” which directly translates into villages of misery, and share characteristics of slums all around the world.

El Drama de Las Villas Miseria en Argentina

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 08:00

Nací en Tucumán hace veintiocho años. Mientras cursaba mis estudios universitarios en Buenos Aires, casi diez años atrás, la conocí y me enamoré: la villa 21, en el porteño barrio de Barracas. Llegué de la mano de un cura amigo, quien al comentarle algunas inquietudes me presentó al Padre Pepe Di Paola. Él me abrió las puertas de la Parroquia Virgen de los Milagros de Caacupé de par en par, y desde ese momento, la comunidad se convirtió en mi segunda familia.

Reforma del Código Civil y Comercial en Argentina: de la Ilusión al Desencanto

Monday, October 6, 2014 - 10:30

En un recinto semivacío, salpicado por el escándalo que marcó la retirada en masa de la oposición, nació en la Cámara de Diputados argentina una de las leyes de mayor trascendencia del país, el nuevo Código Civil y Comercial, que entrará en vigor el primer día de 2016. La visión general del proyecto arroja un resultado positivo, pero lamentablemente hay puntos cuestionables. 

Argentina Launches First Satellite; The Advancement of Technology in Latin America

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 08:00

On October 16, 2014, Argentina launched its first geostationary satellite, which will allow Argentines, Chileans, Paraguayans, Uruguayans, and citizens of the Malvinas Islands to enjoy full satellite coverage. The satellite will be used primarily for data transmission as well as telephone and television services. The satellite was constructed out of entirely Argentine parts and has been named ARSAT-1.1 A week later, on October 24, the ARSAT-1 reached its destination and is now in its permanent orbital location.

Los Desafíos de una Política Coordinada a Favor de la Integridad y la Transparencia en la Argentina

Monday, November 17, 2014 - 08:00

La Convención de las Naciones Unidas contra la Corrupción (CNUCC) suele tomarse como punto de partida para la acción coordinada en materia de prevención y lucha contra la corrupción en el mundo globalizado1. Dada la complejidad del fenómeno de la corrupción y de los procesos de políticas que buscan mitigarla la coordinación entre distintos niveles de gobierno y sectores de políticas surge como una cualidad frecuentemente reclamada pero poco explorada.

Brokers, Clientelism and Beyond in Argentina

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 08:00

Brokers are neighborhood party operatives that gather political support for their bosses in poor areas, and networks of brokers are a key element for political machines to compete in the political arena. The Daley machine in Chicago, the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) in Mexico, and the Nationalist Party (KMT) in Taiwan, for example, have all developed extensive networks of brokers to permeate poor areas.

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