Argentines were overjoyed about the elevation of the archbishop of to be the new pope. But the reaction of the country’s president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, and her acolytes was a lot more ambivalent. This week’s issue of The Economist examines the awkward relationship between and Pope Francis. It also reports on an agurment over past crimes in Uruguay, a football scandal in the  and assesses the opposition in Brazil.