Articles by Paul Merchant



Jorge Mario Bergoglio

The pope of the slums?

Such is the pace of news and comment in today’s world that you might be forgiven for thinking that the moment for reflecting on the implications of the first Latin…






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Post-Chávez Latin America: Argentina

It’s a common refrain among Buenos Aires’ angst-ridden upper middle class: ‘Estamos llegando’. We’re arriving, they say, but at what? The subtext is obvious, to the speaker at least: at…


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Argentina: Presidential visit to UN and US

Presidential visit to UN and US; AMIA negotiation agreed with Iran; government steps up attacks on Grupo Clarín  Presidential visit to UN and US President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner undertook…