Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri might have refrained from direct criticism of his predecessor Cristina Fernández during his inaugural speech on 10 December but his actions since then speak louder than words. Macri has moved to roll back, amend or plain eliminate some of the most potent symbols of Kirchnerismo. And after a week’s holiday over Christmas, Macri launched his most direct attack on Fernández, whose administration he blamed for a surge in drug-trafficking over the last decade through “inaction, incapacity or complicity”.

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