February 8, 2016

Wall Street fell sharply in early trading on Monday, continuing a technology-led selloff from Friday, as fears of a worsening global-economic slowdown and dropping oil prices continued to rattle investors.

If prices rise more than 25 percent

Macri could reopen wage talks

The Mauricio Macri administration is promising workers a kind of insurance policy against unexpected inflation.

Former Victory Front (FpV) presidential candidate Daniel Scioli and former San Juan governor José Luis Gioja yesterday called on fellow Peronists to help get Justicialist Party (PJ) leaders to join forces again following last week’s splintering of the FpV caucus in the Lower House.

A man who says he was sexually abused by a priest on multiple occasions delivered two letters yesterday addressed to Pope Francis from Chilean Catholics, asking the pontiff to remove a Chilean bishop accused of protecting a notorious paedophile.

By Orlando Jenkinson

Princesses do not normally get dirty, even if its a requirement to play. They do not walk with a limp nor do they paint as tears roll down their cheeks. For real men and women, however, life is a bit different. They are not the main characters in fairy tales. Until now.

By Luciana Bertoia

President Mauricio Macri’s administration is drafting a judicial reform package with a focus on fighting complex crimes such as corruption, human trafficking and drug trafficking.

Following split in victory front this week

Head of state says more are set to abandon Kirchnerism

President Mauricio Macri waded into ongoing tensions within the Victory Front (FpV) and the Justicialist Party (PJ), driving a wedge further between hardline Kirchnerites and the dozen lawmakers that left the FpV Lower House caucus on Wednesday.

According to energy minister Juan Jose Aranguren

Gov’t seeks energy self-sufficiency in six to eight years

Social leaders call on Pope Francis to intervene

Jujuy governor insists Milagro Sala is guilty of coupmongering

Alejandro Katz, head of Katz Editores

‘Milagro Sala’s arrest is a very serious mistake’

By Federico Poore

Gov’t sends nominations of Rosatti, Rosenkrantz

Senate to vote new justices

Rescuers pulled out alive an eight-year-old girl and her aunt from the rubble of a Taiwan apartment block on Monday, more than 60 hours after it was toppled by a quake, as the mayor of the southern city of Tainan warned the death toll could exceed 100.

Agriculture Minister Ricardo Buryaile today referred to beef price hikes registered in the last months, saying “prices have fallen but are still high” adding one kilogram of beef should be around 90 pesos.

treasury secretary talks to finance minister Prat-Gay

US signals support for ‘vultures’ offer

The United States gave another sign of support for Argentina’s economic policies yesterday, as US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew spoke on the phone with Finance Minister Alfonso Prat-Gay, striking an optimistic tone regarding the settlement offer made to the holdout funds in New York.

For much of the past decade, soybean processors in Argentina including Bunge and Cargill couldn’t get enough of the crop to crush, as farmers clashed with the government over agricultural policies.

Saudi Arabia’s oil minister Ali al-Naimi discussed cooperation between Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) members and other oil producers to stabilize the global oil market with his Venezuelan counterpart yesterday, state news agency SPA reported. A deal to cut supply in order to boost prices, however, is still seen as unlikely.

The United Nations Security Council yesterday strongly condemned North Korea’s latest rocket launch and promised to take punitive steps, as its members vowed to ensure the 15-nation body imposed “serious consequences” on Pyongyang as soon as possible.

By Fermín Koop

Alejandro Vanoli is looking ahead after his year-and-a-half spent at the helm of the Central Bank by starting to work as a consultant while remaining a strident critic of President Mauricio Macri’s economic policies.

Investors praised the speed with which President Mauricio Macri made a cash offer to holders of defaulted bonds aimed at ending a long and bitter dispute that has limited foreign funding.

Interview with financial law expert Sebastián Soler

‘We are now throwing the towel against the ‘vultures’’

By Fermín Koop

After it issued its formal offer, the national government is expecting the largest holdout funds to agree to end their litigation against the country and for United States District Judge Thomas Griesa to lift the injunction against the country even if some “vulture” funds refuse to accept the offer.


Independiente suffers but beats Belgrano


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Argentina’s battle against the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which carries both Dengue fever and the Zika virus, is being hampered by the insect’s natural resistance to chemicals used in fumigation, the government admitted yesterday, as it conceded it needed to find a new approach to tackling the crisis.

Experts on microcephaly, the birth defect that has sparked alarm in the current Zika virus outbreak, say they are struck by the severity of a small number of cases they have reviewed from Brazil.

La Plata rocks to the Stones’ flamboyant first show

Intelligence challenges

Andrés Federman

Intelligence challenges

Censorship via click of a mouse

Sebastián Lacunza

Censorship via click of a mouse

The mandate of heaven

James Neilson / As I See it

The mandate of heaven

Peronism’s 19th nervous breakdown

Michael Soltys / Senior Editor

Peronism’s 19th nervous breakdown

Gradually shocking

Marcelo J. García

Gradually shocking

By Liliana Palermo

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