Weekly Report - 06 May 2021 (WR-21-18)

ARGENTINA: Fernández dealt heavy blow in judicial battle

Argentina’s President Alberto Fernández suffered a setback on 4 May when the supreme court (CSJN) ruled that the federal government did not have the authority to order the closure of schools in the City of Buenos Aires (Caba) in a bid to contain the rapid spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. The ruling elicited a furious reaction from Vice President Cristina Fernández who, taking to Twitter, accused the CSJN of carrying out a coup.

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