February 10, 2016

President Mauricio Macri visited the Buenos Aires province locality of Ciudadela where a new branch office of the Coto supermarket was inaugurated. Joined by Governor Vidal and Coto's owner, he said reducing inflation “will take between 2 to 3 years.”

Energy Minister Juan José Aranguren said the government has not yet determined the 2016 tariff scheme for gas rates but considered prices have been “left behind” over the past years, a situation that led to “the loss in reserves and poor service quality.”

Delegate Paula Basílico warns of cancelled contracts on top of massive layoffs

‘They want to strip Fabricaciones Militares of its assets’

By Federico Poore

The national government’s decision to cut almost half its workforce at the state-owned munitions company Fabricaciones Militares could be a move to replace domestic production with imported products, union delegate Paula Basilico warned.

Leaders from the two factions of the CTA umbrella union lashed out at President Mauricio Macri for leaving them out of a key meeting tomorrow at the Pink House to discuss this year’s wage negotiations.

Argentines have the least tolerance for the use of torture in the world, with only 15 percent of those surveyed considering it justified whether carried out by national authorities or by the United States.

A group of human rights organizations have taken their complaint about social leader Milagro Sala’s arrest to the United Nations, claiming the it amounts to an arbitrary detention.

Santiago Cantón, buenos Aires Province’s Human rights secretary, speaks to the Herald

‘Human rights were not a priority for Daniel Scioli’

By Santiago Del Carril


Zamora meets with Massa as Bordet calls to support ‘vulture’ bill

Two pro-Kirchnerite governors also drift away from Victory Front

• Scioli, Gioja try to unite Peronist troops

Aurelius says Argentine offer was tailor-made for dart to accept

Bond battle drags as Elliott rejection sparks ‘vulture’ divide

Treasury secretary talks to finance minister Prat-Gay

US signals support for ‘vultures’ offer

Tightening financial conditions driven by falling stock prices, uncertainty over China and a global reassessment of credit risk could throw the US economy off track from an otherwise solid course, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said in prepared testimony to Congress.

Wall Street was on track to snap a three-day losing run on Wednesday after comments by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen eased investor concerns about the capacity of the economy to absorb a gradual rise in interest rates.

Following the Carnival holidays, the US dollar today jumped 15 cents to 14.70 pesos in Buenos Aires City banks and foreign exchange offices.

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders coasted to victory on a wave of voter anger in the New Hampshire presdential nominating contest, thrashing traditional US politicians in a display of anti-establishment power.

For many New Hampshire voters casting their votes across the snowy state, the choice came down to which of two candidates was most likely to stir a “yooge” disruption in Washington: self-described Democratic socialist Bernie Sanders and real estate mogul Donald Trump.

Argentine forensics experts said they have found no evidence to conclude the 43 Ayotzinapa students who disappeared in southern Mexico in 2014 were incinerated at a trash dump, further deepening the mystery of what really happened to them.

• Key findings

There was a whole lot of uproar over the weekend over reports that Twitter is planning to change its real-time messaging feed into something more like the Facebook News Feed. Under the new system, reports said, messages would be ranked, in part, by the quality of the post rather than just when it was posted.


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China has confirmed its first case of the Zika virus in a man who had recently travelled to South America, the official Xinhua news agency said.

Across Latin America, in countries with some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the world, thousands of pregnant women have been infected with the Zika virus, potentially exposing their offspring to devastating birth defects.

PRO goes national

Julio Burdman

PRO goes national

Intelligence challenges

Andrés Federman

Intelligence challenges

• World Trade

US jobs may be exported under Pacific pact

• On Sunday

The Republican contest in a nutshell

By Pablo Suárez

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