May 27, 2015

The Victory Front's Lower House caucus has send a note to the Impeachment committee requesting a probe into the four members of the Supreme Court, accusing the body of ideological falsehood in the manner Ricardo Lorenzetti obtained re-election.

Buenos Aires governor and presidential candidate Daniel Scioli has highlighted his differences with Mauricio Macri, while assuring that if he succeeded Cristina Fernández de Kirchner he would do so on a platform of production and investment.

Cabinet Chief Aníbal Fernández today insisted in President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s leadership within the Peronist movement, praised the national government’s achievements in the past 12 years and warned that “the Argentine society and people are not willing to give them up.”

President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner made her last appearance at May 25 celebrations as president, giving a rousing speech where she told voters they’ll miss her once she’s gone but expressing confidence that her legacy will live on.

Catholic Church leaders yesterday sent messages of peace and unity addressed to the country’s political leaders during the homilies to commemorate the 205th anniversary of the May Revolution.

A Brazilian judge has sentenced a former international director at state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA to five years in prison for money laundering, the second executive convicted in an ongoing corruption probe.

Judge Horacio Piombo, one of the magistrates who controversially lowered the sentence of a rapist convicted of assaulting a six-year-old, has resigned from his position at the University of La Plata.

Amid a banking strike over wage negotiations, the official dollar rate closed half a cent higher in banks and foreign exchange agencies of the city at 8.99 pesos while the parallel rate was eight cents up.

The latest figures from the National Statistics and Census Institute (INDEC) reveal that economic activity increased 2 percent in the month of March, compared to the same month last year and pushed by higher agricultural production among other factors.

Industrial production in Argentina has recorded its 21st consecutive negative month with a 1.5 percent fall in April, according to statistics from the National Statistics and Census Institute (INDEC).

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Another two coaches lose job

Bank workers’ union La Bancaria have confirmed banks will not be open to the public today and tomorrow due to a strike over wage negotiations. It will be an atypical week, as the strike follows yesterday’s national holiday.

Bilateral trade between China and Latin America has been growing over the past decade, but the honeymoon is coming to an end, warned the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) yesterday.

In a remote corner of Bogota’s sprawling airport complex, just a few miles before the city gives way to wind-swept savanna, a gleaming-white hangar stands testament to the crippling effect that the plunge in oil has had on Colombia’s economy.


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