Buenos Aires Times

In this Saturday's BA Times: Obama, Maldonado, sex abuse and the Catholic Church and Argentina's football future

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Friday 6 October, 2017
Obama, Pope Francis, Argentina soccer team and Santiago Maldonado, some of the main issues.
Obama, Pope Francis, Argentina soccer team and Santiago Maldonado, some of the main issues. Foto:Cedoc.

In this week's Buenos Aires Times, we look at the Catholic Church's efforts to deal with priests accused of sexual abuse. Pope Francis has vowed zero tolerance, but are the authorities within the Church – both in Argentina and across the world – doing enough to tackle the problem? Santiago del Carril talks to religious officials, victims of child sex abuse and experts to see where the Church is and what it needs to do better.

Elsewhere, we keep a close eye on former US president Barack Obama's second visit to Argentina. The man formerly known as POTUS is in Córdoba for the Green Economy Summit 2017, organised by the Advanced Leadership Foundation, where he spoke about climate change, green energy and President Mauricio Macri's leadership of Argentina. We also find time to sit down with Nobel Prize-winning economist Eric Maskin.

With it now being more than two months since Santiago Maldonado disappeared, Luciana Bertoia looks at the latest developments in the case and the building international pressure on the government. 

In culture, Esteban Colombet previews the upcoming DocBA festival, picking out his highlights and top tips, while in Sports we address the story everyone is talking about - will Argentina qualify for the World Cup? After the devastating result on Thursday night, Dan Edwards runs his eye over downtrodden national team's hopes ahead of Tuesday's crunch clash with Ecuador.

With exclusive commentary and opinion from Agustino Fontevecchia, Carolina Barros, Robert Cox, Andrew Graham-Yooll, Michael Soltys, James Neilson and Francisco Aldaya, it's another packed 16 pages for you to enjoy.

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