The Americas Quarterly has a nifty article up at the moment on Argentine efforts to push the local LATAM subsidiary out of the Buenos Aires domestic airport. The front end has some useful information for folk planning on travels to and within Argentina. But it is the back half of the article that is particularly penetrating, pointing to some interesting issues about political control of the Argentine economy, competing visions of globalization and the fundaments for potentially growing regional trade spats. Worth a read.
Monthly Archives: August 2013
The New York times has published an interesting article that reflects on the history of military dictatorships in Latin America and finds some parallels with contemporary events in Egypt. Whether you agree or not, it’s certainly an interesting read that gives some worthwhile comparative insights. The article provides analysis on the coups in Chile and Argentina, the current anti-US sentiment in Latin America, and the role of the military in Egypt, all of this against a backdrop of some degree of US complicity.
An interesting read. Find the article here.
Here is a quote:
“The no-holds-barred military terror in Egypt, and the language the military is employing to justify it, is reminiscent of the worst of human legacies. These are the sort of statements made not by ordinary armies but by armies that have embraced ideological convictions that make it easy to shoot down people in the streets, even civilians, if you believe that they are with the terrorists—or whatever it is you decide to call them.”