The December 2019 inauguration of President Alberto Fernández and Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in Argentina returned to power a Peronist government that has not only moved the nation in an increasingly left-populist direction, but has also opened the door for a substantial deepening of the country’s already significant relationship with the People’s Republic of China (PRC).
Argentina has given creditors until May 8 to consider its debt restructuring proposal. But time is of the essence as the country nears the end of a grace period that could mean Argentina’s ninth default.
In Sunday’s primary elections, Argentine voters rejected a return to Peronism, and bet on Macri’s Cambiemos coalition for a second time.
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Nisman’s death has also had a profound effect on Argentina’s Jewish community that once again faces age-old accusations of double loyalties, raising questions about their full inclusion in Argentine society. But worse, Nisman’s death and the official reaction have also presented serious risks for broader civil society in Argentina that go beyond the country’s Jewish community.