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In this week's Times: low-cost airlines, journalists at risk in Mexico

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Friday 5 January, 2018
Images from the stories making the news in the Buenos Aires Times this week.
Images from the stories making the news in the Buenos Aires Times this week. Foto:BUENOS AIRES TIMES

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Low-cost airlines are making the headlines in this Saturday’s edition of the Buenos Aires Times, as we investigate how the newcomers to Argentine skies see a bright future ahead.

Journalist and documentarian Jayson McNamara speaks with the movers and shakers seeking to exploit the opportunities available as Argentina’s tightly-regulated commercial travel market begins opening up to so-called “low-cost” airlines, who are predicting big things for 2018.

We’ll also look into the biggest local news stories of the week, including a focus piece on the coming rises in public transport prices, the context behind them and how it will affect porteños. In our economy section, we will also look at the numbers behind Argentina’s trade deficit with Brazil, while Michael Soltys uses his Economic Questions column to explore the government’s revised inflation targets.

This week's edition also homes in on Latin America. Will a bumper electoral year in store – the subject of this week's editorial – we will look at the trends that will shape the presidential elections, with a particular focus on Mexico, Brazil and Venezuela. Staying with the latter, in a special feature by Associated Press reporters Rodrigo Abd and Scott Smith, we'll look at how Venezuela’s economic crisis is taking its toll on the country's productive sectors.

Our main point of focus, however, is Mexico. In 2017, at least 10 reporters in the country were murdered. Hundreds more were threatened, and a culture of complicity,  disinterest and fear — both among mainstream society and the money-making media — has many Mexicans simply looking the other way. In conversation with journalist-cum-activist Daniel Pastrana, McNamara investigates the precarious conditions in which reporters work and the murky world of corruption, conspiracy and the cartels. Rounding off our coverage, award-winning journalist Cecilia González shares her thoughts on the state of journalism in both Argentina and Mexico in an exclusive interview.

In our Culture section, we'll take a trip to Palermo with Luis Andres Henao, who visits some of the nation's top new chefs who are reigniting the love for gaucho-style grilling in the capital. In a mouthwatering feature, Henao will explore the return of wood-fuelled fires, explaining how Argentina's chefs are falling back in love with asados

In Sports, meanwhile, Dan Edwards will round up the summer warm-up clashes in the Torneo de Verano.

Finally, we'll round things off with opinion and analysis from Andrew Graham-Yooll, James Neilson and Agustino Fontevecchia

It's another packed edition of the Buenos Aires Times – make sure to pick up your copy this Saturday inside Perfil!

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