Jorge Videla led Argentina's 1976 coup. He and eight others were convicted for stealing babies from 'enemies of the state' during the military junta's rule.
Economic policies are based on short-term gains instead of long-term growth strategies, writes guest blogger Melissa Lockhart Fortner, and have created 'fundamental instability.'
Of all the potential solutions for the Falkland Islands conflict, the most creative is the one allegedly floated by iconic Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges in 1982: Give them to Bolivia.
Argentina's hard-charging president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has instituted new policies that place stringent controls on foreign-currency purchases, while insisting citizens convert their US dollars to pesos. The Daily Reckoning team is skeptical.
Many have criticized Argentina's move to renationalize its oil as a populist bid likely to isolate it from the global economy. But the takeover is in line with changing power dynamics in the region.