Peron’s socialism returns, China and the virus move in and Argentina’s success story fades

Peron’s socialism returns, China and the virus move in and Argentina’s success story fades

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler This didn’t have to happen.  But blame toxic politics, the living legacy of the populist Peronist era, and the tipping point of the Corona pandemic, and you discover what is unraveling Argentina’s socio/economic fabric. Sadly, we see a resource-rich and formerly middle class country morphing into a tragic […]

Argentina’s potential still thwarted by legacy of Peron and Evita

Argentina’s potential still thwarted by legacy of Peron and Evita

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler BUENOS AIRES — Nobody strolling the streets or riding along the massive tree-lined avenues of this amazing city can fail to be impressed by the size, vitality, and the pulse of the Argentine capital. Moreover so much of Argentina conjures the word — potential: its size, resources, and […]

Brazil, Argentina and U.S. put the heat on Venezuela’s ‘dictator’

Brazil, Argentina and U.S. put the heat on Venezuela’s ‘dictator’

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler BUENOS AIRES — Two of Latin America’s political heavyweights have put the squeeze on Venezuela’s increasingly authoritarian regime. In a meeting between Argentine President Mauricio Macri and his new Brazilian counterpart Jair Bolsanaro, the leaders of the region’s two largest economies have stepped up pressures on Venezuela for […]

Unreported: Trump won backing at G-20 for WTO reform

Unreported: Trump won backing at G-20 for WTO reform

by WorldTribune Staff, December 4, 2018 World leaders at the G-20 Summit supported U.S. President Donald Trump’s call to reform the World Trade Organization (WTO). The G-20 leaders ended their two-day meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Dec. 1 with a statement acknowledging that the 23-year-old WTO is in need of repair. “The [multilateral] system is […]

U.S. sends warships through Taiwan Strait ahead of Xi-Trump talks at G20

U.S. sends warships through Taiwan Strait ahead of Xi-Trump talks at G20

by WorldTribune Staff, November 29, 2018 Two U.S. Navy warships transited the Taiwan Strait on Nov. 28, on the eve of a meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese supreme leader Xi Jinping at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires. The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale, accompanied by the Henry J. Kaiser-class underway replenishment […]

Argentina presses Russia to arrest top Iranian official over 1994 Buenos Aires bombing

Argentina presses Russia to arrest top Iranian official over 1994 Buenos Aires bombing

by WorldTribune Staff, July 13, 2018 Argentina’s Foreign Ministry asked Russia to detain former Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Velayati for extradition in connection with the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires. Velayati was Iran’s foreign minister when a bomb destroyed the headquarters of the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association (AMIA) on July […]

Meanwhile, in Mexico, the murder rate set records but compared to Venezuela it’s a safe haven

Meanwhile, in Mexico, the murder rate set records but compared to Venezuela it’s a safe haven

Special to WorldTribune.com By Allan Wall The arrival of a new year is accompanied by new murder statistics from the previous year in Mexico. It is a grisly tally, to be sure. One can always hope it will be lower than the previous year. Sadly, that didn’t occur this past year. As reported by CNN, […]

Argentine Judge: Prosecutor was murdered in alleged Iran cover up case

Argentine Judge: Prosecutor was murdered in alleged Iran cover up case

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty An Argentine judge says the prosecutor who was found dead just days after accusing former President Cristina Fernandez of covering up Iran’s role in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center was murdered. Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found with a fatal gunshot wound to […]

Who’s who: Vote tally on UN resolution slamming U.S. on Jerusalem

Who’s who: Vote tally on UN resolution slamming U.S. on Jerusalem

Special to WorldTribune , December 21, 2017 Yes: 128 No: 9 Abstain: 35 Y  AFGHANISTAN Y  DOMINICA Y  LITHUANIA SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE Y  ALBANIA A  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Y  LUXEMBOURG Y  SAUDI ARABIA Y  ALGERIA Y  ECUADOR Y  MADAGASCAR Y  SENEGAL Y  ANDORRA Y  EGYPT A  MALAWI Y  SERBIA Y  ANGOLA EL SALVADOR Y  MALAYSIA […]

Anti-Semitism at Olympics by Muslim nations keeps age-old animosities alive

Anti-Semitism at Olympics by Muslim nations keeps age-old animosities alive

by WorldTribune Staff, August 11, 2016 The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has reprimanded the Saudi and Lebanese Olympic delegations for their open “hostility” toward Israeli athletes at the Rio Olympic Games. The treatment of Israel’s athletes is “shocking but not surprisingly,” Roz Rothstein, CEO of the pro-Israel group Stand With Us, said in a statement […]