Monday, November 8, 2010

Argentina Revisited

Mary Anastasia O'Grady writes about Latin America for The Wall Street Journal. This week she is looking at the future of Argentina after the death of strong-man ex president Nestor Kirchner.

O'Grady is not among those who were optimistic upon his death, hoping for a return to rule of law. She says the country is being run by union bosses, who are the power behind the Peronist party. I particularly like her closing thought:
The only thing up in the air is who can maneuver most effectively within a country ruled by the ideology of 1930s economic nationalism. It's like a battle of mafia dons. The rest of the Argentine nation remains a spectator.