Argentinian Newspaper Cries for America

English-language weekly has 45 problems.

The Buenos Aires Herald was founded in 1876. Its Twitter slogan is “In Reporting We Trust.” And this week’s print edition, published today, is all about the man who was just inaugurated in Washington D.C.

From the paper’s front-page op-ed:

Take a deep breath, this is really happening. This morning, in Washington D.C., the United States of America, what was once laughed off and thought of as unthinkable by the overwhelming majority of politicians, pundits, journalists and citizens will become reality: Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America.

There are a number of other Trump-related pieces in the paper. Patricio Navia writes about “Calling Trump’s Bluff;” Stephen M. Walt explains why he thinks President Barack Obama’s foreign policy was a failure; and staff writer Santiago Del Carril interviews Inter-American Dialogue president emeritus Peter Hakim, who led that organization from 1993 to 2010. Says Hakim:

“Latin Americans are concerned about U.S. relations, they may have not liked George W. Bush very much but he looks like a sweetheart compared to Trump. Trump seems not to have any kind of binding, connecting tissue between the various [Latin American] issues. There is that lack of logical connection. It just doesn’t quite all come together. Is that a tactic of Trump or simply he doesn’t have that connecting tissue? Is this going to continue when he becomes president? Or are we going to have the general type of leaders we are used to having?”

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