Businesses fear they will go bust in wake of imminent door-to-door shipment changes
In recent days, many have been eagerly devouring the drip-feed of details trailing the government’s plans to reintroduce international home deliveries in Argentina — but not everyone, it seems, is eager for the imports to start.
The country’s education system will be thrust into further disarray today, with classes in at least five provinces unlikely to start following the winter vacation break, laying bare tensions inside teachers’ unions.
At least 50,000 people took to the streets across Chile yesterday as anger continued to mount at the country’s private presions system. Protesters of all ages, angry at payments from Pension Funds Administrators (AFP), say stipends which are less than the minimum wage condemn the elderly to poverty. Organizers put the number of demonstrators in the capital, Santiago, close to 150,000.
Anti-doping agency ‘disappointed’ after officials pass on decision to federations
The Let’s Change administration is looking to extend a programme that would permit prisoners “in a vulnerable situation” to be granted house-arrest, a controversial policy that could have a major effect on military repressors convicted of crimes against humanity.
The pamphlet of the 1986 art show Mitominas says that “myths may suggest telling a story of humankind, but it’s of mankind; histories from a clear male perspective. And now,” the manifesto-esque text suggested, “is the time to change that.”
A La Plata prosecutor yesterday asked for the courts to suspend the 400-percent cap recently introduced by the Macri administration on natural gas price increases nationwide, on the basis that no public hearings were carried out before the measure was implemented.
Brazil arrested 10 people on Thursday on suspicion of belonging to a group supporting Islamic State (IS) and preparing acts of terrorism during next month's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Justice Minister Alexandre Moraes said.
A new economic controversy is making noise after suggestions that President Mauricio Macri’s administration could raise the retirement age.
Half of civil servants have not made mandatory filings
Almost half of the public officials who are obliged by law to present financial affidavits before the Anti-Corruption Office (OA) declaring their interests and holdings have failed to do so, the government department said yesterday.
Turkey will be able to extend detention times for suspects and issue decrees without parliamentary approval under a three-month state of emergency approved yesterday by lawmakers following last week’s attempted military coup.
US$1,000 and 50KG limits set for incoming packages
For many people living in Argentina, whether local- or foreign-born, receiving packages and post from overseas has meant bureaucracy and long queues at the City’s Customs Office in Retiro. Those lines, however, could soon be a thing of the past.
As demands for the removal of Buenos Aires province police chief Pablo Bressi continue, Governor María Eugenia Vidal yesterday tried to burnish her pro-transparency credentials saying the police’s internal affairs unit had suspended 1,600 officers from the force during her first seven months in office.
Argentina will experience a deeper economic contraction than initially expected this year, according to the International Monetary Fund’s latest report.
Federal Judge Rodolfo Canicoba Corral has requested that Singapore and Malaysia arrest Ali Akbar Velayati — Iran’s former foreign minister and a suspect in the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish community centre — and extradite him to Argentina.
Venezuela’s opposition coalition said yesterday that officials have validated enough signatures to proceed to the next phase of a referendum to recall unpopular President Nicolás Maduro.• Middle-class Venezuelans swap savings for food
Crimes commited in Police Station No. 8
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Supporters of the Islamic State militant group celebrated on social media a shooting rampage in a shopping mall in the southern German city of Munich on Friday that killed and wounded many people.
Donald Trump accused Democratic rival Hillary Clinton of a legacy of "death, destruction, terrorism and weakness" as US secretary of state and vowed to be tough on crime and illegal immigrants in a speech on Thursday accepting the Republican presidential nomination.• Trump attacks Clinton legacy of ‘death,’ vows to turn back on ‘globalism’ • The Republican refrain: ‘Lock her up!’
Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra’s hopes of becoming the first woman ever to lead the United Nations were hit with a damaging setback yesterday after she emerged from the first informal straw poll of Security Council members in the middle of the 12-candidate pack. She now faces a difficult task catching up to former Portuguese prime minister António Guterres, who received the most votes.
US Republican convention
Donald Trump accused his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton of a legacy of “death last night, destruction and weakness” dating from her time as US secretary of state, as he pitched heavily to the working class in a speech last night accepting the Republican presidential nomination.• The Republican refrain: ‘Lock her up!’
Employees say they face constant threats of harassment while at work
Medical staff from over 30 hospitals in Buenos Aires City staged a 24-hour strike yesterday in protest at the lack of action over ongoing security issues at hospitals throughout the Argentine capital, with many medical employees saying they face the consistent threat of harassment and insufficient security while at work.
Cleveland police arrested 18 protesters on Wednesday after scuffling with demonstrators who tried to set an American flag on fire near the crowded entrance to the arena where Republicans made Donald Trump their presidential nominee, officials said.
The Bastille Day attacker who killed at least 84 people in the French Riviera city of Nice had been planning the attack for months with the help of at least five accomplices, the Paris prosecutor said on Thursday.
36 percent of population considered ‘vulnerable’
The Argentine government and the United Nations Development Programme put pen to paper on a plan of action on sustainable development for the period of 2016 to 2020 signed to counter the threat of between 1.5 million and two million Argentines falling back into poverty.
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This June has joined every other month of this year so far in setting an all-time monthly record for global temperatures, according to two separate federal science agencies — though the globe was not as extremely warm last month as it was earlier in the year.
Roger Ailes on Thursday resigned as chairman and chief executive of Fox News Channel following allegations of sexual harassment, an abrupt end to his 20-year rein over America's most lucrative and powerful cable news channel for conservatives.
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