Latin America

Argentina's New President Won't Be Venezuela's Friend

He calls into question Caracas's claim on democracy.

Democracy, triumphant.

Photographer: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Fresh off a bruising campaign that toppled a political dynasty and split Argentina in two, incoming president Mauricio Macri was blunt at a Monday news conference. "If I said I'd do it, we'll do it," he declared when asked if he planned to make good on his campaign promise to bring Venezuela's autocratic regime to task for violating human rights and trampling democracy.

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