In Argentina, Fernandez vs. Fernandez Is Bad News for Everyone

Argentine president Alberto Fernandez sits next to Vice President Cristina Fernandez as he opens the 2020 session of Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 1, 2020 (AP photo by Marcos Brindicci).
Argentine president Alberto Fernandez sits next to Vice President Cristina Fernandez as he opens the 2020 session of Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 1, 2020 (AP photo by Marcos Brindicci).

High drama has always been a mainstay of Argentina’s politics. Sadly, although the country’s never-a-dull-moment political machinations provide entertainment value, they almost always unfold against the backdrop of a struggling population.  As political soap operas go, it would be hard to find anything more gripping than what has been unfolding in Buenos Aires in the past few days. Argentines have barely been able to take their eyes away from a pitched battle between President Alberto Fernandez and Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, exploding in full view on social media. As you might recall, Cristina Fernandez, the former president and […]

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