The Old-School Politician Doing New Things in Argentina

By Lucía Wei He

In Argentina’s northernmost and highest capital, a fourth-term mayor has changed the environmental landscape.

This article is part of AQ’s special report on Latin American mayors. BUENOS AIRES - Nestled in a fertile valley at the confluence of the Río Grande and the Xibi Xibi River, and more than 0.75 miles (1,200 meters) above sea level, San Salvador de Jujuy boasts a postcard view of soaring mountains and lush forests. And unlike Buenos Aires, known for its Parisian-style architecture, the capital of Jujuy province is unmistakably Andean, both socially and culturally. “More than any other Argentine city, San Salvador de Jujuy represents a symbiosis of the different...

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