In Argentina, One Candidate's Crisis Is Another Candidate's Opportunity

Sep 28, 2018 | 10:00 GMT
In Buenos Aires, a train station and bus stops stand empty during a 24-hour general strike Sept. 25, 2018, to protest Argentine President Mauricio Macri's spending cuts.

View of Constitucion train station and empty bus stops in Buenos Aires during a 24-hours general strike, on September 25, 2018. - With no public transport or taxis running, Tuesday's strike was largely respected, as many shops remained closed and citizens found themselves unable to get to work. The strike was called to reject an austerity budget that Argentine President Mauricio Macri says is needed to secure IMF funds. (Photo by EITAN ABRAMOVICH / AFP) (Photo credit should read EITAN ABRAMOVICH/AFP/Getty Images)


Spending cuts and a failing economy could cost President Mauricio Macri a second term in office, while corruption charges could prevent Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner from regaining the office. That gives other opposition candidates a leg up in the 2019 race. ...

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