The rising presence of glyphosate in Argentina’s food supply makes the headlines in this Saturday’s edition of the Buenos Aires Times with a special report by Fermín Koop, and Emilia Delfino brings us her investigation into the huge profits that the Macri Group earned from the controversial sale of six wind farms in Chubut province. Is there a conflict of interest for the president?
We’ll also take a thorough look at the week’s key economic news, including changes to interest rates and the announcement of the year’s final annual inflation figure. On this front, Michael Soltys returns to crunch the numbers and, in his weekly column, looks at the future of the Central Bank under Federico Sturzenegger.
Further afield, Pope Francis touches down in Chile this week and while he won’t be visiting Argentina, the Times delves deep into the hype and controversy that awaits him across the Andes, where he’ll also visit Peru. The Pope is expected to face up to touchy issues like the conflict between Chilean authorities and the indigenous Mapuche community and sex scandals involving clergymen in both countries.
The Pontiff also features in Jayson McNamara’s interview with dictatorship survivor, activist and psychoanalyst Ana María Careaga about the ESMA trials, the Santiago Maldonado case and her late mother’s friendship with the man formerly known as Jorge Bergoglio.
In sport, Dan Edwards looks into the AFA’s decision to unwind promedios, the controversial system that decides relegations. And in culture, María Augustina Pardini tells you where to head for great theatre during Buenos Aires’s balmy summer.
Finally, when it comes to columns, revered journalist Robert Cox returns with his take on Donald Trump’s shocking statements about Africa, El Salvador and Haiti, and ponders the future of the Trump presidency in general. James Nielson touches on the historic troubles of gradualism in Argentina as Macri charges forward with his reform agenda. And Agustino Fontevecchia explores how the titans of Silicon Valley are laying down the groundwork of the future of our societies.
All in all, it's another packed edition of the Buenos Aires Times. Remember to pick up your copy with Perfil, each and every Saturday.