Brazil vs. Argentina: Will Football Rivals Clash Over Politics?

January 20, 2020

Pelé, Di Stefano, Maradona, Ronaldo, Neymar, Messi: Brazil and Argentina have produced some of the best football players in history — and currently. All the elite Europeans teams have Brazilians and Argentinians in their cast. The national teams are also the biggest rivals in the world’s most...

Argentina Designates Hezbollah a Terrorist Group

August 13, 2019

In July 2019, Argentina designated Hezbollah a terrorist organization, accusing the Lebanese Shia group of deadly attacks against the Israeli Embassy and a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires in the 1990s.

Macri Walks on Thin Ice in Argentina

February 26, 2019

To receive further financial aid from the IMF, the Argentine government has to enforce drastic and unpopular measures ahead of the October elections. The International Monetary Fund recently approved the second review of Argentina’s three-year stand-by agreement. In doing so, $7.6 billion was...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Bringing You “Chaos” Today

June 25, 2018

As usual, chaos is the word of the day in the media — this time with Donald Trump and Lionel Messi. On the same day, June 23, Business Insider posted two articles with a headline containing the word chaos. The first one concerned the global economy: “Trump threatens to slam a massive tariff...

Merkel’s Journey to Global Leadership Crosses Latin America

For Germany, the greatest gains to be made from Angela Merkel’s trips to Argentina and Mexico are political. The election of US President Donald Trump in November 2016 brought political and economic uncertainty to the world. Upon being elected, Trump announced radical changes to US domestic...

Brazil at Home and Abroad

In this special edition of The Interview, Felipe Machado talks to the late Brazilian Ambassador Affonso Celso de Ouro Preto. In April 2009, the richest countries in the world got together for the G20 Summit in London. After lunch, when world leaders were informally chatting, US President Barack...