December 7, 2013
The Catamarca province administration has reached a deal with the Police after a day of violence that saw around 200 striking officers trying to enter the government palace yesterday and left several injured by rubber bullets.
Police officers in at least three provinces called a strike yesterday demanding better salaries, which has put authorities on alert at the possibility that a crime wave, including possible episodes of looting, as took place in Córdoba earlier in the week.• Córdoba crisis expands amid strike threats
UPC elected lawmaker Blanca Rossi
By Federico Poore
Radical party’s oscar aguad
By Juan Manuel Ibarra
Córdoba Radical Party lawmaker Oscar Aguad claimed that the looting that engulfed his home province earlier in the week could have been avoided. In an interview with the Herald, he also acknowledged that the province is facing a social crisis.
By Mariano Beldyk
Former Córdoba National University Chancellor Silvia Carolina Scotto was Victory Front’s (FpV) top candidate in the October 27 midterm elections challenging Córdoba Province Governor José Manuel de la Sota’s dissident Peronist Unión por Córdoba ticket.
In his everyday brief to the press, the cabinet chief confirmed governor De la Sota contacted him to officially request the deployment of military police to the looting-struck Córdoba. Gendarmes are expected to arrive in the upcoming hours.• Joint anti-looting operation launched
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich confirmed today he has received an “official note” from the Supreme Court Secretary to set a meeting with the members of Argentina’s top tribunal. Renewing his criticism of the first formal request he received yesterday when he was summoned before the SC, the head of ministers called to respect “constitutional channels.”
The US dollar climbs a cent and a half trading at 6.20 pesos for buyers and 6.25 for sellers. The so called “blue dollar” falls by 14 cent dropping to 9.45 pesos (buying price) and 9.50 (selling price).
Resignation of Juan José Mussi has been made official with Infrastructure Minister of the Chaco province Omar Judis being appointed as Secretary of Environment and Sustainable Development. Mussi will be sworn in today in Congress after securing a Lower House sit in October's midterms.
The Vatican is to set up a special committee to improve measures to protect children against sexual abuse within the Church, the archbishop of Boston, Cardinal Sean Patrick O'Malley, said.
As the council of Buenos Aires University (UBA) was gathering at Congress this morning to elect the school’s new rector, a group of students tried to knock down the security fence that stopped them from taking part in the meeting. The police deployed water tanks while demonstrators denounced officers fired tear gas and rubber bullets at them.
WORLD CUP BRAZIL 2014
Argentina couldn’t have had better luck yesterday as they were drawn with Iran, Nigeria and Bosnia in group F for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. England and Uruguay, however, were paired together in the much feared “group of death” alongside four-time winner Italia and Costa Rica.
NELSON MANDELA: 1918-2013
By Nicolás Meyer
I went to South Africa country for the Herald in 1973 on the occasion of the opening of a direct air link between Argentina and Mandela's country. The Aerolíneas Argentinas office in Cape Town had two entrances. One was marked for whites, the other for non-whites.
The countdown is on for the time when drivers will have to pay to park in almost half of BA City streets.
The UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean has revealed Argentina has the lowest poverty rates and the second lowest indigence levels in the region, followed by neighboring Uruguay.
Michael Boateng and Hakeem Adelakun, both 22 and from Whitehawk FC in Brighton, were charged with conspiracy to defraud contrary to common law and have been bailed to appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court next Wednesday.
Marcelo J. García
Blazo Vujaskovic, food and beverages manager
By Sorrel Moseley-Williams
A brief encounter in Rio de Janeiro saw Montenegrin Blazo Vujaskovic quitting his career in cruise ships to move to BA for love. Despite not speaking Spanish, or having any friends or a job, he moved to be with Marcelo, whom he marries today.