Main menu

What Recession? Argentina's Tough-on-Crime Minister Changes the Pre-Election Debate.

January 15, 2019

To outside observers, Argentina’s hardline security minister, Patricia Bullrich, is a lightning rod. Over the past three years she has tangled repeatedly with human rights groups, infuriating not only local activists aligned with the country’s former leftist president, but also international heavyweights such as Amnesty International.

But at home Bullrich’s influence is growing. Though President Mauricio Macri sees himself as the region’s liberal stalwart, she has...

Read this article on the Americas Quarterly website. | Subscribe to AQ.