October 31, 2014
Supreme Court justice Eugenio Raúl Zaffaroni today submitted a resignation letter addressed to President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in which he explained his decision responds mainly to the acceptance of constitutional norms.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has taken a harsher tone against the opposition accusing its leaders representing “the Revoking Front,” seeking to carry out what he called the “M Plan.” “They want to revoke everything this government has done.” he affirmed.
By Luciana Bertoia and Tomás Brockenshire
The government seems determined to backpedal with one of the most controversial aspects of the bill to reform the Criminal Procedural Code: the idea that judges have to take into account the “social upheaval” that a crime causes in order to decide whether offenders should be remanded in custody.
The Central Bank received the first part of a multi-billion dollar currency swap with China’s Central Bank, worth the equivalent of US$814 million, allowing the country to bolster its foreign reserves, which rose US$721 million and closed at US$28.101 billion.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has defended the economic model followed by her government and warned about certain opposition comments that, according to her, aim at encouraging “negative expectations” on the country’s economy, to later ease the way to economic budget cuts.
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich defended the “Digital Argentina” bill unveiled by the Executive to reform the telecommunications sector and rejected claims of it being a new stage in the battle against the Clarín media outlet. He stressed that it is designed “for the well-being of the Argentine people.”• Gov’t seeks new era for telecoms
The president of the AFSCA media watchdog Martín Sabbatella has rejected claims that the bill drafted by the Executive to reform the country’s telecommunications implies substantial changes to the Media Law as it opens the possibility for providers to sell “triple play” packs.
Industry Minister Débora Giorgi has said Argentian needs to “gain competitiveness in energy production” and for that the country needs to “take advantage from the opportunities the region offers.”
A pre-candidate to take the baton from Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri in next year’s vote, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta said all challengers within the PRO party should compete in intern elections.
Police have been deployed in the Buenos Aires City neighbourhood of Las Cañitas following reports that a shooter was firing a gun from inside a building located in the Luis María Campos Avenue.
The so called "blue" dollar continued its downward path, plummeting 20 cents to close at 14.33 pesos, amid renewed fears of government controls in underground exchange houses.
In response to grandmothers of plaza de mayo request
Days after the Catholic Church agreed to take part in a campaign launched by Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo, the secretary general of the Argentine Synod (CEA) said that there are no “hidden” archives that could help with the recovery of the babies snatched from their families during the 1976-1983 dictatorship.
"Over the last year we have seen how talks have stalled, how decisions over new settlements on occupied Palestinian land complicated a two-state solution and how violence has returned to Gaza," Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said.
"I still feel good enough and I still have enough joy and I still laugh and smile with my family and friends enough that it doesn't seem like the right time right now," Brittany Maynard says in a video released to CNN this week. "But it will come, because I feel myself getting sicker. It's happening each week."
Burkina Faso's military has dissolved parliament and announced a transitional government after violent protests against President Blaise Compaore, but it was not immediately clear who was in charge.
Almost 300 fewer people are known to have died from Ebola in Liberia than previously thought, while more than 200 have been added to Sierra Leone's death toll, the World Health Organization has said.
US government officials joined health experts from throughout the Americas at an Ebola conference in Cuba, the latest show of cooperation between the historic adversaries on fighting the disease.• Texas nurse leaves hospital Ebola-free
Despite the end of yesterday’s heavy rainfalls, Luján in Buenos Aires province remains on "red alert" due to the 5.08-meters swelling of the Luján River, which has caused new floodings, forcing over 200 people to leave their homes.• Storms cause chaos in BA • The BA districts most affected • Bragado 'lashed' by severe weather • Over 1,000 people evacuated over floods
Researchers probing the 1937 disappearance of famed American aviator Amelia Earhart's plane said they now believe a slab of aluminum found decades ago on an uninhabited island in the Pacific Ocean came from her aircraft.
A groundbreaking Home Office document in the United Kingdom has said punitive drug law enforcement was failing, having no “obvious relation” with the abuse of substances. The investigation has reached the House of Commons with MPs debating the government’s policy on narcotics.
By Silvia RottenbergBerni’s characters star in MALBA show
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Media fact check by Chequeado
By Ariel Riera
The data mentioned by Lanata are correct. However, his statement is misleading. Even though in the last few years the evolution of several economic indicators was indeed superior in these countries, Argentina is in a better general socio-economic situation.
Breathtaking purple-and-orange light displays, zombie graveyards, mutilated mannequins and singing inflatable pumpkins are just some of the front-yard Halloween decorations that Americans are expected to spend $7.4 billion on this year. View photo gallery.