9823 COHA report, Roads to Recovery Part II: Uruguay and Argentina Divide

Roads to Recovery Part II: Uruguay and Argentina Divide

Policymakers across the world can take lessons from the divergent policies pursued by the neighboring countries of Uruguay and Argentina. Five years after the global financial crisis, Argentina’s penchant for protectionism has brought a level of inflation that Uruguay’s monetary conservatism has smartly avoided. This comparative analysis is the second in a four-part series covering recovery economics in the Southern Cone.

This article was prepared by Eric Stadius, Research Associate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs.

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Elderly Women No More

For decades, the Argentine human rights group, Madres de Plaza de Mayo (Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo), has been respected for its work bearing witness to the thousands of disappearances during the Dirty War (1976-1983). In recent years the Asociación Madres de Plaza de Mayo, a faction of the original group led by Hebe de Bonafini, has sparked significant controversy because of her divisive comments on topics ranging from September 11 to anti-Semitism. Most significantly, the recent embezzlement scandal involving the organization’s housing program as well as Bonafini’s possible involvement in illegal activities threatens to destroy the reputation of the group and harm its political allies.

This article was prepared by Elizabeth Briggs, Research Associate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs.

To read the full article, click here.

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