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Five Things to Watch For at the G-20 Summit

The G-20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Friday and Saturday could be the scene of a few momentous encounters as world leaders meet – or refuse to meet – and major strategic conflicts play out. Here are five things to watch for as the summit unfolds.

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Argentina: Buenos Aires Mayor Forces First Ever Run-Off Presidential Vote

Mauricio Macri, the mayor of Buenos Aires, has forced presidential frontrunner Daniel Scioli into the first run-off vote in Argentina’s history. Marci — a pro-business, center-right candidate — nearly took the lead from Scioli, who benefits from the support of incumbent President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

Daniel Scioli y Mauricio Macri AP Photos

Pope Francis’ Argentine Connection with Environmentalism

Nothing ever happens in a vacuum. Pope Francis’ ongoing concern for environmental issues, which will attain its fullest expression with the release of his encyclical on human ecology Thursday, has deep roots in his own personal experience, especially as archbishop of Buenos Aires, home to one of the most polluted places on the planet.

Pope Francis Easter Reuters