While a century ago immigrants might have arrived to Argentina on a ship from Italy or Spain, today’s newcomers are more likely to arrive on a bus from Paraguay or Bolivia. Lately, they’ve been having a hard time.
This year, for the first time in the summit’s 25-year history, leaders were unable to issue a communiqué, citing continued disagreement on cross-Pacific trade between the U.S. and China.
Recent coalition infighting stems from issues with the Radical Civic Union (UCR), the centrist, social-liberal political party aligned with Cambiemos in Congress. UCR representatives have recently threatened to realign themselves in opposition.
As host of this year’s Group of 20 summit, Argentina has found itself in the middle of trade disputes and calls for reform of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
One week out from the G20, with national and municipal government officials already hasta las manos in summit preparations, these events begged the question: is Argentina a safe country?
Ahead of the G20, Macri has found himself in an impossibly difficult position.