“In general, we’re all lazy. No one wants to get up early on a Sunday 3morning to go vote.” That's what one teenager in Argentina says, but national polls and others paint a drastically different picture.
Today is the 14th anniversary of the bombing of the Jewish community center in Buenos Aires where 85 people were killed, but despite the blame placed on Hezbollah and Iran for the bombing by the Argentine government
In the digital age, it seems that newsprint still matters. In Argentina, the Senate has just voted to put it under the control of the government. Lisa Mullins speaks to an reporter Daniel Schweimler in Buenos Aires.
Everybody agrees, the US doesn't want to end up like Argentina. Eleven years ago, Argentina went through the biggest sovereign debt default in history, refusing to pay creditors some $100 billion and sending its economy spiraling into uncertainty.
Economists study something called purchasing power parity. Basically, how far will a dollar go in Argentina, Italy, or the US? They gauge this by looking at a comparable basket of goods and services across nations.
Commodity exports have soared in recent years and they've helped cushion Latin America from much of the global downturn. But many countries including Argentina are still vulnerable. Ian Mount sent us this report from Buenos Aires.