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This Saturday, in the Times: the midterms, Spain in crisis and corruption

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Tuesday 5 December, 2017
Pick up your copy inside the Perfil newspaper this Saturday
Pick up your copy inside the Perfil newspaper this Saturday Foto:Cedoc.

The balloons have dropped, the ballots have been counted and the smoke has cleared: one week on from last Sunday's midterm elections, it's time to scratch our heads and draw together conclusions. In this week's edition of the Buenos Aires Times, Federico Poore walks readers through the stories of the election and it's very much a tale of two stories. While President Mauricio Macri and his Let's Change (Cambiemos) coalition find themselves in a strengthened position, the opposition finds itself in disarray and needing to take stock - Federico talks to a range of analysts to get their take on the results and what it means for the nation's future.

Michael Soltys, meanwhile, uses his 'Economic Questions' column to fend off the questions of Dr Hale and inform us about what the vote means for the economy.

Elsewhere in Argentina, the courts were taking the headlines. The jailing of Julio De Vido, ex-Kirchnerite lawmaker and government minister, is seen by some as a watershed moment. As well as explaining how the 67-year-old finds himself behind bars, we let Agustino Fontevecchia loose as he tells us why De Vido is such a key figure for the Kirchnerite administrations.

In human rights, there were two stories grabbing the headlines this week. As the Grandmothers of the Plaza De Mayo celebrate the 40th anniversary of their founding, they received the best present possible: the recovery of the 125th grandchild. As well as bringing you that story we also round up the week's developments in the Santiago Maldonado case.

We also make a stop in Catalonia. With Spain in crisis as the independence row escalates, Catalan lawmakers voted to declare independence. The government in Madrid responded immediately by imposing direct rule on the region and calling fresh elections.

In Latin America, we cover Brazil President Michel Temer's corruption charges and explain how lawmakers saved the president from impeachment, while Carolina Barros talks to key figures from the Venezuelan political landscape as part of her quest to assess the opposition.

In Culture, Cristiana Visan talks to literary critic and write Beatriz Sarlo, while Dan Edwards rounds-up impending changes in the pipeline for Argentine football and more importantly, the fans.

Add in exclusive columns from Robert Cox, Andrew Graham-Yooll and James Neilson and you have this week's edition of the Buenos Aires Times. 

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