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Argentine President Mauricio Macri at the government house, Buenos Aires, Argentina, April 7, 2016 (AP photo by Natacha Pisarenko).

Macri’s Moment: Can Argentina’s New President Live Up to the Hype?

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Argentina’s new president, Mauricio Macri, is creating a buzz on the international circuit, but he won’t have an easy time installing a new paradigm in a deeply divided society.

On March 24, Argentina marked the 40th anniversary of the military coup that ushered in a brutal seven-year dictatorship in 1976. As has become customary, tens of thousands marched on Plaza de Mayo, in central Buenos Aires, to remember the atrocities of that era and chant the universal slogan, Nunca Mas—Never Again. ...

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