January 23, 2017

Through executive action bookmarking both ends of 2016, the Let’s Change government has reformed the regulatory framework for the broadcast media and telecommunications sectors. With dominant players and severe deficiencies in the quality of services, the president has reshaped the playing field. Will new investment and technology now arrive? And what happens now to pluralism? Santiago Marino, a specialist from the universities of Quilmes and Buenos Aires, analyses the problems and opportunities of a new reality.

• Telefónica, Clarín sharpen knives over telco decree, by Sebastián Lacunza

Maria Otero, ex-United States Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights

‘Trump is trying desperately to find one Latino cabinet appointment’

President Mauricio Macri’s first 12 months in office has been eventful and it ends with a high-profile departure. Michael Soltys takes us through the last 365 days, highlighting the major incidents and recurring themes — economic stutters, the jailing of Milagro Sala, CFK and the courts — that bookmark the year.

Journalist Fernanda Sández, author of La Argentina fumigada

‘Experts call Latin America ‘the world’s scrapyard for pesticides’

In her recent book, La Argentina fumigada, journalist Fernanda Sández lays bare the links that tie that food industry and agrochemical use to pollution, via insufficient state control, and the increasing numbers of deaths from new diseases as a result of using pesticides.
By Agustina Larrea

Little progress in government’s plan to welcome 3,000 displaced persons, by Mariano Melamed

Latin America struggles to deliver on its promises

Before the fall of Aleppo: life during wartime

A year after assuming office, the government’s human rights secretary reflects on the past year, defends his department’s record on dictatorship-era investigations and says they are doing everything possible on the Milagro Sala case.
by Santiago del Carril

President Mauricio Macri’s prediction that foreign firms would invest as much as US$20 billion by the end of 2016 have come up short — but analysts believe things may turn a corner next year

by Santiago del Carril

• ECLAC alert to weakness of emerging markets

Industries look set to continue suffering

Argentine recovery stunted by Brazil’s dragging recession

by Francisco Aldaya
For the Herald

Macri: 12 months on

What a difference a year makes

On the anniversary of President Mauricio Macri’s inauguration, it’s time to compare the rhetoric and the reality.

By Michael Soltys

• Editorial: 365 day later • Concerns and questions: the record on human rights • Looking for a new role in Latin America • Macri recognises ‘anxiety’ created high expectations

by Agustina Larrea

Housing, unemployment, healthcare, pollution, infant mortality rates, even life expectancy — there’s a world of difference between the thriving north and forgotten south of Buenos Aires

“When the City government neglects our neighbourhood it has concrete consequences: our kids are dying. Literally,” says Natalia Quinto, activist and member of the La Boca neighbourhood group La Boca resiste y propone (“La Boca resists and proposes”), an organisation that was set up some years ago after the brutal murder of Gonzalo, a 15-year-old that lived in the area.

• A look behind the statistics, by Santiago del Carril • EDUCATION IN FOCUS: Differences between the north and the south, by A.L. • It’s prim (not grim) up north — a visit to the luxurious, vacation-esque part of BA, by Mariano Melamed • La Palmera, by M.M.

Accumulates a negative mark of 2.4 percent so far this year

GDP falls 3.8% in third quarter as investment remains elusive

Argentina’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) fell 3.8 percent at the end of the third quarter of the year, with sharp declines in manufacturing, construction and consumption, the INDEC official statistics bureau reported Thursday.

Stage Director Christine Crouse on the Cape Town Opera’s production of a daring Gershwin masterpiece from 1935, currently being performed on the Colón’s stage.
by Esteban Colombet

Germán Fontanini, model

Life out of a suitcase

by Sorrel Moseley-Williams

While model Germán Fontanini essentially lives out of a suitcase, moving between the likes of India and South Africa for jobs, he spends considerable time living in the world’s most populated country. Currently on location in Cape Town, Hangzhou, China, is his base.

• Solange Serquis — A design for life

Two men held in connection with murder

Brutal femicide shocks Misiones province

Donald, Ronald and crime in our time

Michael Soltys / Senior Editor

Donald, Ronald and crime in our time

The Trump card

Gene Weingarten

The Trump card


Lights, Camera, Freeze!

By Liliana Palermo

By Liliana Palermo

By Liliana Palermo

Challenging times: The Herald's 140th anniversary

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