BUENOS AIRES – A federal judge in Argentina indicted and asked for the arrest of former President Cristina Fernandez on Thursday for trying to cover up Iran’s possible role in the bombing of a Jewish community center in 1994 that killed 85 people, a court ruling said. As Fernandez is a senator, Congress would first have to vote to strip her of parliamentary immunity for an arrest to occur. The judge, Claudio Bonadio, also indicted…"Argentine judge seeks arrest of ex-president Fernandez"
NEW YORK ( Breakingviews) – Latin America has battled dictators and demagogues. Its next adversary is lawlessness. As Michael Reid writes in “Forgotten Continent: A History of the New Latin America,” further steps toward prosperity depend on the region’s willingness to embrace the rule of law and effective institutions – both of which are still lacking. Having sloughed off various strongmen in the last 20 years of the 20th century, Latin American nations have found…"Breakingviews – Review: The next fight for Latin America’s soul"
BUENOS AIRES – The founder of mobile banking startup Uala, Pierpaolo Barbieri, says that just a few years ago big name investors would never have put their money in early stage companies like his in Argentina. Now, in what he says is a sign of changing times, the 30-year-old entrepreneur can count among his backers billionaire George Soros and Point72 Ventures LLC, funded by the family office of hedge fund magnate Steve Cohen. Argentina is…"Soros, Cohen among big name investors betting on Argentine startups"