The Republican Party are like their kin in Argentina were in those dark days. They either refuse to see that a narcissistic, racist liar is leading their republic astray, or come up with pathetic excuses for his behaviour.
As a city, Buenos Aires has internalised violence to the point where it has become structural and endemic. This normalisation of violent behaviour means that it has grown to become part of our culturally accepted norms.
Cambiemos’ top brass is ideologically convinced of the perils of climate change and the unfairness of the global tax system. Yet, Argentina’s biggest bet in its search for an economically viable energy system is Vaca Muerta, the world’s second largest field of shale gas.
Born in this century, Macri’s PRO seems to feel that 19th-century legislation has no place in the 21st – for example, this decree consigns to the scrap-heap an 1888 law for the control of veterinary diseases and an 1891 law against locusts (a recurrent plague) largely due to their vintage.