September 25, 2016

Government comments prompt controversy as near-lynching in Córdoba causes stir

The widely circulated images seen this week of two men from Córdoba City — lying in a bloody heap by the roadside after being pursued and beaten savagely by a group of locals who accused them of petty theft — do not stand in isolation.

The Opinion Pages

Back into the melting pot

The United States and many other countries moved on in the more than half a century that has gone by since Martin Luther King famously said "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character." Such liberal sentiments look positively reactionary in a world in which “identity politics” hold sway. The professional grievance-mongers have seen to that.

Salta Governor Juan Manuel Urtubey, a Peronist with presidential ambitions, and actress Isabel Macedo smile at their wedding in Salta province yesterday. Coverage of the wedding, a lavish event attended by soccer stars, actors, politicians and national government officials, enthralled the gossip media and enjoyed massive coverage — a growing trend involving local politicians who seem interested in highlighting their personal life over their actions in government.

The Opinion Pages

The Malvinas deal

A diplomatic policy in which a president corrects his foreign minister and vice versa is nothing new for the Mauricio Macri presidency. Already around December, his baby steps in foreign policy took the form of announcing that he would request the application of Mercosur’s “democratic clause” against the Venezuelan government of Nicolás Maduro, an extreme which met with no consensus in the region and which led the then recently appointed Foreign Minister, Susana Malcorra, to try and tone down the rhetoric and defuse the request.

LIVERPOOL — Jeremy Corbyn was re-elected leader of Britain’s opposition Labour Party yesterday and called for unity after ending a “coup” by more centrist lawmakers who say his left-wing agenda can never deliver victory at the polls.

Requests probe Over cyanide leak at mine in San Juan

Gov’t files complaint against Barrick

Industry, energy and media leaders represented

Argentine business moguls appear in Bahamas leaks

Soccer — Copa Argentina

Alario sends River into quarterfinals

Delegation in BA to meet with ministers

Canadian senators play long game

By Michael Soltys

Coach Menotti did most

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Coach Menotti did most

Why forecast at all?

Michael Soltys / Senior Editor

Why forecast at all?

Renowned bailaora discusses her career ahead of upcoming shows in Buenos Aires

Eva Yerbabuena — bringing forth the inner fire of flamenco

By Victoria Eandi

• World Trade

Experts advise Rosario to refloat RO-RO plan

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