Argentina’s Cristina Kirchner, facing corruption allegations, mounts unlikely comeback

Argentina’s Cristina Kirchner, facing corruption allegations, mounts unlikely comeback
By Simeon Tegel BUENOS AIRES — When President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner reached her two-term limit in 2015, it felt as if an era had ended in Argentina. Flamboyant and divisive, she had come to epitomize the populist Peronist politics, rooted in economic interventionism and fervent nationalism, that have dominated this country for much of the past 80 years. Her successor, Mauricio Macri, a staid center-right businessman who carefully rations his public appearances, not only presented the personal antithesis to Kirchner, but he also effectively ran on abolishing her governing model, promising to modernize…Read more …

Jaguar reintroduction plan in Argentina represents rare good news story for big cats The project could one day be reproduced in the southern United States, where the cats roamed until the 20th century.

Jaguar reintroduction plan in Argentina represents rare good news story for big cats The project could one day be reproduced in the southern United States, where the cats roamed until the 20th century.
A jaguar eats lunch in one of the enclosures in Iberá National Park, Argentina.Simeon Tegel By Simeon Tegel IBERÁ, Argentina — Driving along the rutted dirt track into Iberá National Park, it is not hard to see why this vast subtropical wetland stretching from horizon to horizon makes for ideal jaguar habitat. Capybara the size of sheep seem to be chewing the tall grass everywhere. Some even snooze in the middle of the path and only move grudgingly after vehicles stop in front of them. These outsize rodents, the world’s largest, might be a…Read more …