Ignacio Portes

Ignacio Portes is The Essential's General Editor. Former Economy editor at the Buenos Aires Herald, he has also written for publications such as Naked Capitalism, NSFWCorp and Revista Debate.

Cambiemos’ Lost Ground in Santa Fe

2nd May 2019

The winner in Santa Fe gubernatorial elections is still up in the air, but last Sunday’s primaries already made one thing clear: 2019 will be a much weaker year than 2015

Graphic: Inflation on the Rise

25th April 2019

Argentina's consumer price index could post its highest yearly figure since the comedown from the 1989 and 1990 hyper-inflation episodes.

Graphic: Income Inequality in Argentina

11th April 2019

Household income figures released last week by the INDEC statistics bureau showed that income dropped for all social strata over the last quarter, but did so more strongly for the poorest, meaning that income inequality also grew during that time period.