July 1, 2015

By Pablo Jiménez
Speaking at a monthly meeting of the Inter-American Council of Trade and Production today, Economy Minister Axel Kicillof considered “the country will not do well with a liberal plan,” and stated the government’s main purpose is the economic growth.

The US dollar ended half a cent higher today at 9.105 pesos in banks and foreign exchange agencies, while the so called "blue" dollar climbed 15 cents and closed at 13.55 pesos.

The AFIP bureau has revealed tax revenue registered a year-to-year growth of 39.2 percent in June, reaching a record 140.838 billion pesos.

Cabinet Chief Aníbal Fernández voiced concern about Martín Lousteau’s campaign finance urging the candidate running for BA City mayor under the ECO coalition ticket to explain the origin of the funds.

BA City candidate to the mayor office for the ruling PRO party Horacio Rodríguez Larreta considered a run-off was likely in next Sunday’s elections that will see him competing against Martín Lousteau (ECO coalition) and Mariano Recalde (Victory Front).

Cabinet Chief Aníbal Fernández responded to the head of the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) Héctor Méndez who said PRO party presidential hopeful Mauricio Macri “is more precise and solid” than his contender in the Victory Front (FpV) Daniel Scioli.

By Fermín Koop


By Tomás Brockenshire


Many voters still unaware of the new system

Electronic voting makes its debut in the City amid doubts

By Ximena Schinca


The Eurogroup of euro zone finance ministers agreed in a conference call today to hold off on any further talks with the Greek government until after the result of Sunday's referendum, Slovak Finance Minister Peter Kazimir said.

A defiant Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras urged Greeks today to reject an international bailout deal, wrecking any prospect of repairing broken relations with EU partners before a referendum on Sunday that may decide Greece's future in Europe.

• Greece ready to accept offer if some conditions change • Hellenic jeopardy

The pontiff urged the international leaders to make responsible decisions to resolve the Greek crisis, and to to keep human dignity at the centre of the debate.

Stocks worldwide jumped today on signs a resolution to Greece's debt saga appeared in hand, but US stocks later pared gains as hopes faded after Greece's prime minister called on citizens to reject a bailout deal with international creditors.

Everything but a goal

Argentina captain Lionel Messi demonstrated why for many he is the best player on the planet with a dazzling display, as the Albiceleste destroyed Paraguay 6-1 to take its place in the Copa América final in style.

By Luciana Ekdesman

The United States and Cuba formally agreed to restore diplomatic ties that had been severed for 54 years, fulfilling a pledge made six months ago by the former Cold War enemies. Furthermore, spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters the White House believes there is strong support among Democrats and Republicans for lifting the embargo on Cuba.


Maradona... Maradona... Maradona...

Eric Weil / Sportsworld

Maradona... Maradona... Maradona...

Ghosts from the past

James Neilson

Ghosts from the past

• World Trade

Chinese firms do brisk business in Venezuela despite idle factories

• On Sunday

Casa Blanca

By David Fellerath

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