A Deal, But No Direction

A Deal, But No Direction


The sweltering mid-summer torpor settling over Buenos Aires feels heavier than usual these days. The streets are still busy and the traffic is as bad as ever with fumes choking the narrow streets of the microcentro financial district. But the city lacks the frenetic activity of previous years. Union protestors are fed up with state intransingence and the public at large has lost patience with President de la Rúa. Some of the city's impressive 19th century neo-classical buildings stand empty, their walls draped with peeling posters. One can make out the fading logos and names of f

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