Category: politics

18
Dec
2011

buenos aires: a diez años de la crisis

Tapa Clarín, 19 diciembre 2001

As 2001 came to an end, it was almost time to celebrate my one-year anniversary of moving to Buenos Aires. I’ll be the first to admit that I was slow in coming to terms with some of the quirks of Argentina. But I was about to learn more than I bargained for.

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14
Aug
2011

argentina: elecciones primarias

Argentina, elección primaria, boletas

Something new on the political front: for the first time in history, primary elections will be held in Argentina.

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11
Jul
2011

buenos aires: election results 2011

Buenos Aires, elections 2011, Jefe de Gobierno

Congrats to Mauricio Macri. The fight isn’t over yet, but Macri definitely won the first round with 47% of the vote… almost the 50% needed for a definitive win. That means a runoff will take place on 31 Jul between Macri & the second-place candidate, Daniel Filmus.

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30
Jun
2011

buenos aires: jefe de gobierno debate

TN, A Dos Voces, debate, Jefe de Gobierno

Since there are 6 candidates for Jefe de Gobierno this time around, TN divided the debate into two programs. Not sure I agree with that decision… the idea behind a debate is to listen to everyone, then compare & contrast. That’s impossible to do with a week separating debates.

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