How Macri Can Fix Argentina’s Foreign Policy Problem Files

How Macri Can Fix Argentina’s Foreign Policy Problem Files
Argentine President Mauricio Macri during a Mercosur Summit, Luque, Paraguay, Dec. 21, 2015 (AP photo by Jorge Saenz).

Argentina’s new president, Mauricio Macri, inherits a host of problems and points of friction at home and abroad from his predecessors, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and, before that, her late husband, Nestor Kirchner. But in contrast to the daunting domestic economic issues his new administration faces—just 0.4 percent economic growth in 2015 and an economy projected to shrink by 0.7 percent in 2016, on top of inflation estimated at 20 percent—the international hangover of nearly 13 years of Kirchner governments looks relatively easy to fix. International spats were an extension of the angry, polarizing rhetoric and policies of Kirchnerismo that […]

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