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Rodrigo Orihuela

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Rodrigo Orihuela is a South African-born Argentine journalist based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he is an online editor for the newspaper Perfil. He has worked for the Financial Times, Reuters and the Buenos Aires Herald, where he still reviews books. He also worked as a translator/editor for Standard & Poor's and has written about football for the British magazine When Saturday Comes and for the Guardian (UK). He also reviewed books for the Argentine daily Pagina/12 and contribued to the current affairs magazine Noticias.

Could my wife replace me as president, please?

Two leading international magazines, the New Yorker and the Economist, ran articles in September on political dynasties. Unsurprisingly, both centred on the Bushes and Clintons…

Time for kings and queens to put on the gloves

International political summits, those huge events where heads of state gather to debate things such as international affairs and social integration, tend to have one…

The global appeal of the Pumas

Marcelo Loffreda, Argentina’s rugby coach, was happy at mid-week. The main reason was, obviously, that the Pumas’ victory over Ireland on Sunday enabled his team…

From blogger to editor-in-chief

A new daily paper is expected on the streets of Spain on Thursday and when it comes out, its 31-year-old editor, Ignacio Escolar, is likely…

The importance of national anthems in sports

The stunner pulled by the Pumas last Friday with their victory over France in the World Cup opener was a history-making moment for Argentinian rugby.…

Rugby, the toffs’ game

Rugby is a toffs’ game. At least that’s what most Argentinians think. Not that you would be able to tell by the Pumas’ trademark rough,…