October 23, 2014

Following negotiations with government representatives, business leaders in the grains and oils sectors have promised to export goods worth 5.7 billion dollars during the final quarter of 2014, which would ease falling levels of the American currency in the Central Bank.

A US appeals court has dismissed an appeal by Argentina of an order directing Bank of New York Mellon Corp to hold onto $539 million the country deposited for its restructured bondholders.

Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich hit out against market forces whom he accused of trying to attack the administration of president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, as he appeared before the Senate for the latest briefing.

The Lower House of Congress approved today a project of law that establishes the mandatory school age at four years old, and its integration into the national education system, sending the bill to the Senate.

The INDEC statistics bureau has informed September’s trade surplus was 404 million dollars, a 44 percent drop compared to the same month last year.

A Mexican mayor and his wife were "probable masterminds" behind the disappearance of 43 student teachers last month in the restive southwest, the country's attorney general said today.

Foreigners who are caught committing a crime and who do not have their residency documents in order will be deported according to the new Criminal Procedural Code that President Kirchner yesterday said the Executive will be sending to Congress today.

• CFK sends new Criminal Code to Congress • 'Code will be an efficient tool to fight crime’

Ex Justice Minister León Arslanián praised the reform of the Criminal Procedural Code President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner submitted to Congress saying the new laws will provide people with more security.

US stocks erased earlier gains to close lower today as a shooting at the Canadian parliament unnerved investors, Boeing and Biogen sold off following results, and energy stocks fell along with oil prices.

Brazil’s stocks and currency dropped for a second straight session yesterday after opinion polls showed a that President Dilma Rousseff had taken a lead over market-favourite candidate Aécio Neves ahead of Sunday’s presidential elections.

Dilma Rousseff pulled ahead again in a new poll ahead of Brazil's presidential election and she appears to be the favourite to win Sunday's runoff although the vote is still too close to call.

• Markets plunge after Rousseff revival

Following president Cristina Kirchner's announcement that a bill to reform the Criminal Procedural Code will be sent to Congress, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich defended the project saying it ‘has achieved a high level of consensus among jurists and scholars.”

By Federico Poore

Opposition representatives at the AFSCA media watchdog board of directors yesterday said department head Martín Sabbatella had taken extreme measures against the Clarín Group based on unproven claims and called on him to reconsider the forced divestment of the country’s largest conglomerate.

US Secretary of State John Kerry welcomed the release of one of three Americans held in North Korea and said Washington is willing to resume talks with Pyongyang if it takes steps towards de-nuclearisation.

• N. Korea unexpectedly frees Jeffrey Fowle

Marks latest move that appears to be a challenge to the government

Supreme Court creates group of experts to help probe corruption

By Luciana Bertoia

The most recent resolutions out of the Supreme Court appear to have an unifying theme: a general tone of opposition to the Executive.

The so called “blue” dollar fell back by one cent to 14.69 pesos, amid growing fear after the Central Bank carried out one of its most important raids against trading houses and credit unions.

Canada's capital was jolted by the fatal shooting of a soldier and an attack on the parliament building in which gunshots were fired outside a room where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking.

Bank clerks went on strike demanding an increase in the income tax floor and threatened with a 48-hour strike next month if their demands continue to go unanswered. Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich reiterated the government’s refusal of a tax floor raise.

Gastón Aguirre has been indicted by the National Criminal Courthouse for robbing a Canadian tourist, Alex Hennessy, in the Buenos Aires city neighborhood of La Boca.

Estudiantes de la Plata relinquished a 2-1 lead to draw on aggregate against Peñarol, but came back firing to win 3-1 in the subsequent penalty shoot-out and move on to the quarter-final stage of the Copa Sudamericana.

A baby died and eight other people were hurt when a Palestinian man slammed his car into pedestrians at a Jerusalem light railway stop, then police shot the driver as he fled, police and a hospital official said.

A man has jumped the White House fence and was attacked by Secret Service dogs before being arrested, a Secret Service spokesman said.

Ukraine should be able to find ways of paying for Russian gas supplies within a week, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak has said, suggesting a standoff would end once Moscow received financial guarantees from Kiev.

• Russia, Ukraine, EU seek gas deal

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said today that the South American country would avoid more borrowing on international markets due to rising costs as a result of worsening credit risk perceptions.

French oil major Total today appointed refining head Patrick Pouyanne as chief executive and former CEO Thierry Desmarest as non-executive chairman.

About 200 Hong Kong protesters marched to the home of the city's Beijing-backed leader today to push their case for greater democracy a day after talks between student leaders and senior officials failed to break the deadlock.

Ronaldo leads rout as Real Madrid outclass Liverpool

Real Madrid earned their first-ever win over Liverpool with a wondrous Cristiano Ronaldo goal spearheading a 3-0 Champions League victory.

By Ignacio Portes

The widespread use of fraudulent invoicing to conceal all kinds of illicit activity — ranging from tax evasion to cover-ups for unregistered work and a wide variety of improper payments — has come to light after AFIP tax bureau published a large list of companies involved in this illegal practice.

A plane carrying some 50 Cuban doctors and nurses has arrived in Liberia to help treat victims of Ebola in the West African country, where a US military mission is also deploying to fight the deadly virus.

The Spanish nurse infected with Ebola in Madrid while caring for a priest who later died of the virus has been cleared of the deadly disease after testing negative two times in a row, doctors said on Tuesday.

• Nigeria declared 'Ebola-free'

According to statistics released by the National Department of Mental Health and Adictions of the Health Ministry, an “evident rise in the prevalence of alcohol abuse in high-school students” has been registered in 2001-2011, with trends reaching a highest rate (67 percent) in the 2001-2005 period.


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