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Peronism's Remarkable Comebacks

Peronism's Remarkable Comebacks
americasquarterly.org — Latin American history is replete with personalist movements that briefly dominated a country's political landscape, only to later find themselves nothing more than a faded memory. Then there is Peronism. The movement that began with the rise of Juan Domingo Perón in 1945 has periodically governed Argentina ever since, including for 24 of the past 26 years.

Where is the best university in the developing world?

Where is the best university in the developing world?
weforum.org — League tables of the best universities in the world tend to highlight the same names with American and North European institutions predominant. But look beyond the mature economies and a ...

Luxury lodge-hopping in New Zealand

Luxury lodge-hopping in New Zealand
ft.com — The four accountants who'd come down from Nelson by helicopter to have fish and chips on the quay had flown back home. The Australian-Chinese family next door had finished cooking the fish they'd caught in the bay and the guys in the public campsite

Argentina went to the polls on Sunday. Here are 7 insights from those elections.

Argentina went to the polls on Sunday. Here are 7 insights from those elections.
washingtonpost.com — On Dec. 11, for the first time in 4,582 days, Argentines will awaken with a president who is not a Kirchner. Neither Néstor Kirchner (2003-07) nor Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (2007-2015) will be running the show in the Pink House (Argentina's White House).

The Hanafi Siege of 1977

The Hanafi Siege of 1977
blogs.weta.org — When Pierre L'Enfant designed the city of Washington, he structured the wide boulevards and traffic circles so that it could not be easily tied up by violence, as Paris had been during the French Revolution. Yesterday, it was obvious that L'Enfant failed. So read the Washington Post on the morning of March 10, 1977.

Winners and Losers in Latin American Trade

Winners and Losers in Latin American Trade
longitudes.ups.com — Chile's openness makes it the only Latin American nation in the global top 10 for enabling trade, according to the World Economic Forum's Enabling Trade Report 2014. Chile boasts the lowest average import tariff in the world (3.5%) and provides the most open market.

Here’s what you need to know about Argentina’s 2015 federal elections

Here’s what you need to know about Argentina’s 2015 federal elections
washingtonpost.com — All is not well in Argentina. The economy is stagnant, the fiscal deficit unsustainable and growing, foreign and domestic investment meager, inflation running at 30 percent, drug-related violence rising and the country remains an outcast in the international financial community. In the midst of this, on Aug.

Electing Houston's mayor for two (or six?) years

Electing Houston's mayor for two (or six?) years
houstonchronicle.com — Photo: Smiley N. Pool, Staff On November 3, and about a month later in a near-certain December runoff, Houston voters will cast ballots to choose the city's next mayor for a two-year term. However since Houston's adoption of term limits in 1991, all mayors have served de facto six-year terms, rarely facing any serious challenge in their respective first and second re-election bids.

Emi Gal, Founder of Brainient - Shares Insights

Emi Gal, Founder of Brainient - Shares Insights
performancein.com — Our 'Profile: A Day in the Life of' feature takes a look at some of the global professionals working across performance marketing. It aims to shed light on the varying roles and companies across the flourishing industry. This week we head to Bucharest to meet the founder of Brainient.

Which ASEAN country is the top trader?

Which ASEAN country is the top trader?
agenda.weforum.org — Ahead of the World Economic Forum's East Asia Regional Meeting on April 19, we're looking at how countries in the ASEAN group compare on key issues. Most ASEAN members have built their economies on the back of trade. But how well are they set up for future growth?
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