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Weekly Report - 17 January 2019 (WR-19-02)

ARGENTINA: Macri’s hectic start after return from holiday

Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri met his Brazilian peer Jair Bolsonaro in Brasília on 16 January, having missed his investiture on New Year’s Day. This first meeting of the two as heads of state was the headline-grabbing event of the week for Macri but his first port of call after a three-week holiday could hold more domestic political importance in this electoral year: Macri visited the province of Santa Cruz, the cradle of Kirchnerismo, on 14 January for the first time since he took office in December 2015.

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