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Argentina’s Leadership Crisis

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Argentina’s Leadership Crisis

It's been a rough six months for Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. The Argentine president assumed power in December 2007, replacing her husband, Nestor, who is broadly credited with expanding the influence of the country's presidency. The honeymoon didn't last long. Sky-high inflation and unpopular agricultural policies prompted three rounds of strikes in as many months by Argentine farmers—strikes which, experts say, Cristina has proved ill equipped to confront.


By CFR, USA.


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Government Prepares Assault on Civil Society Repressive New Legislation Should Be Amended or Scrappe

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Government Prepares Assault on Civil Society Repressive New Legislation Should Be Amended or Scrapped

Ethiopia's government should immediately abandon plans to impose strict government controls and draconian criminal penalties on nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said today. The two groups called on donor governments, whose behind-the-scenes efforts to see the bill reformed appear to have failed, to speak out publicly against the de facto criminalization of most of the human rights, rule of law and peace-building work currently being carried out in Ethiopia.


By Amnesty International, USA.


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Government Prepares Assault on Civil Society Repressive New Legislation Should Be Amended

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Government Prepares Assault on Civil Society Repressive New Legislation Should Be Amended or Scrapped

Ethiopia's government should immediately abandon plans to impose strict government controls and draconian criminal penalties on nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said today. The two groups called on donor governments, whose behind-the-scenes efforts to see the bill reformed appear to have failed, to speak out publicly against the de facto criminalization of most of the human rights, rule of law and peace-building work currently being carried out in Ethiopia.


By Amnesty International, USA.


Governance Policy Resource.