Frederic Puglie

05/12/2017
Argentina The Washington Times - Estados Unidos Economía Frederic Puglie

Trump’s ‘America first’ policy hits Argentine biodiesel producers, ‘good friend’ Macri

December 4, 2017 21:49 - To workers in this sleepy riverside town fueled by agriculture exports, President Trump’s promise to focus on “jobs, jobs, jobs” sounds more and more like he is coming for theirs.
07/08/2017
Argentina The Washington Times - Estados Unidos Política Frederic Puglie

Pope still carries political influence in Argentina, chafes President Macri ahead of elections

He has ditched the grandeur of the Vatican’s 16th century Apostolic Palace, driven up to the White House in a compact Fiat 500 and missed few opportunities to defy papal pomp and protocol. But his fellow Argentines know Pope Francis’ carefully crafted image of a humble servant belies a smooth operator who continues to be a key force in his homeland’s local politics.
17/07/2017
Sr. Canciller The Washington Times - Estados Unidos Politica Latinoamericana Frederic Puglie

Maduro divides Venezuela’s neighbors in effort to save regime, socialist movement

During his 14 years in power, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez proved a master at prodding infighting amid his country’s pesky but fractured opposition — a “divide and conquer” strategy apparently not lost on his embattled successor, Nicolas Maduro.

The meeting itself, Mr. Moncada argued, amounted to “hostile and unfriendly” meddling in Venezuela’s internal affairs — an attitude that so incensed his Argentine counterpart, Jorge Faurie, that Mr. Faurie subtly linked Mr. Maduro’s regime to the infamous military junta that ruled his own country from 1976 to 1983.

“[Then-Venezuelan President Carlos Andres Perez told us] that we were not living in a democracy, that we ought not to have political prisoners, that people ought not to be tortured,” Mr. Faurie said. “And that was not meddling, but the defense of democracy.”

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