Former President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner had boasted that Argentina's poverty rate was one of the lowest in the world, "below 5 percent." Turns out, it's over 30 percent.
Continuing revelations from Edward Snowden are feeding the political humor mill around the world, as they also feed anger among US allies. In today's Global Scan, we find at least one leader who doesn't have to worry about US electronic eavesdropping. And we find new uses for ktichenware, from spamming to political protest.
Argentina's president has a proposal out to grant the right to vote to a number of people who currently are disenfranchised, namely 16- and 17-year-olds as well as immigrants who've lived in the country for two years.
Many Argentines prefer to convert their pesos into dollars complicating the government efforts to repay Argentina's foreign debt.
In Argentina, try to find a Big Mac on a McDonald's menu and you'll have to look hard. Order one, though, and it'll be among the cheapest items on the menu. That's because, economists say, the government is probably fixing the price in a bid to make inflation seem lower.
Argentina may be facing some serious financial problems. One may be an inflation rate as high as 25; the Argentine government claims the number's much lower, under 10 percent. And it's enlisted the world's most famous hamburger to help make its case.
Nestor Kirchner, former Argentine president and husband to Argentina's current leader, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, died suddenly of a heart attack Wednesday. Mark Jones of Rice University talks about what this leader's death means for his country.