El Diego

Just as every party in Argentina tries to claim Juan Perón’s legacy, so every government tries to bring Maradona into its fold.

Diego Maradona

Illustrations by Sam Taylor

Football fans often call Leo Messi the best player of his gene-ration, if not of all time. For most Argentines, however, Messi can only ever rank second — after all, all he’s ever done is kick a ball. Diego Maradona, on the other hand, was always more than an athlete: he’s a cultural icon, a political […]

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