Both Revered and Hated, Cristina Kirchner Once Again at Center of Argentina Politics

Argentina's ex-president is back in power. She has expanded the usually symbolic vice-presidency into a power base.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Argentinians have always been deeply divided about Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. Approximately one-third of citizens are convinced supporters of the former president, but for a similarly large proportion of the population, she is a red rag.

The fact that she has been back in the Government's Rosada House since December 10th - even if only as Vice President - is partly due to Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?